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Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses

Brexit

Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’

Interview: Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Dr Alan Baylis is this year’s Lampitt Medal winner. He has been an SCI member since 2003 and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Here, Alan describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Final Horizon 2020 funding to be used for innovation-led growth

lightbulb idea moment

The last portion of funding for the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme will see €11bn committed to innovation-led sustainable growth that will solve the most ‘crucial’ societal challenges.

SCI America Innovation Day 2019

chad mirkin

SCI America’s Innovation Day, to be hosted in 2019 in association with the Science History Institute on 9-10 September, puts a spotlight on the chemical industry’s future.

Government and industry commit £720m to Industrial Strategy challenges

Industrial Strategy

A £720m public-private joint investment will support 11 projects working to commercialise new innovations to solve the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges.

Interview: DSA recipient Steve East

DSA winner Steve East

Dr Steve East is one of this year’s two recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards. He has sat on the Fine Chemicals Group (FCG) committee since 2001. Here, Steve describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

AGM 2019: Review

SCI flag

SCI's 138th AGM took place on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Opportunity to boost economy by creating UK automotive battery supply chain

Electric car

A significant opportunity to boost the economy and extend the automotive battery supply chain is being presented to the UK with the arrival of new advanced technology.