9 September - 10 September 2019

Innovation Day 2019

Organised by:

SCI's America International Group and the Science History Institute

Philadelphia, USA

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Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Member companies send groups of their most promising young researchers to this two-day event which exposes them to topics on the frontiers of today’s chemical research. Plenary sessions and a series of interactive discussion groups address currently relevant subjects. The event also gives attendees plenty of time for informal interaction and networking with their peers from other companies.

First held in 2004, the programme is organised by the Science History Institute in concert with an advisory group of SCI member chief technology officers, who help organise and moderate discussion groups. The Gordon E Moore medal is presented at lunch on Innovation Day.

Innovation Day Format

Day one: The conference begins in the afternoon with an optional workshop, an opening reception and a dinner with a featured speaker.

Day two: An opening plenary is followed by several contemporaneous discussion groups and a poster session. The Gordon E Moore medal winner, John Sworen, receives the medal at lunch and gives an address on his work. Additional discussion groups are held in the afternoon followed by a closing reception.

Perkin Medal Dinner: The Perkin Medalist, Chad A. Mirkin, will give an address at a dinner in his honour on the evening of day two.

For more information about Innovation Day and this year’s conference, please visit: http://sciencehistory.org/visit/events/innovation-day/index.aspx


Attendees come mainly from the research organisations or other technical groups in the SCI member companies as well as research managers. The conference typically draws about 150 people.

Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.


Science History Institute

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Conference Team

+44 (0)20 7598 1561


CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Additional Info

For more information and booking enquiries, please visit the Science History Institute.