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Applications now open for SCI Scholarships 2018

SCI Scholars 2016

Are you a PhD student approaching your second year of study and looking for financial support to assist with your study costs? Did you know that every year SCI awards Scholarships worth £5000?

Vaccine myths unravelled

Vaccines and drugs

Vaccines are an essential element of modern medicine, offering an important defence against a variety of infections and diseases. But how do they work, and why do some people think they're unsafe?

Innovation Prize 2018 – Call for applications!

innovation prize

The Universal Biotech Innovation Prize is an international competition open for young pharmaceutical start-ups – 8 years old or less – and academic research groups developing innovative projects in the life sciences area.

Fructose improves renewable plastic process


Scientists have developed a new process to manufacture ‘green’ plastic that could significantly reduce costs and provide a cleaner alternative to current materials.

SCI preparing submission to Brexit science and innovation enquiry

The UK is invoking Article 50 today.

SCI is preparing a submission to the Science and Technology Committee inquiry on the Brexit science and innovation Summit, and we are inviting our members to submit their comments and help shape our response.

Bright SCIdea Challenge: thinking about marketing


Perfecting your products' brand is one of the most important ways to launch a successful business. Following on from our Bright SCIdea training videos, find out more on how to market your brand effectively.

An environmental plan for the future


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a 25-year Environment Plan outlining the actions the government will take to ‘protect and improve the environment both at home and abroad’.

Bright SCIdea Challenge - Call for Entries!

What's your bright SCIdea? 22-23 February 2018

Register now and submit your entry by 18 Feb! The Bright SCIdea challenge is a national competition for UK and ROI university students. Teams are required to put forward a plausible concept for a product or service and demonstrate how they would build a business  to commercialise their product.

Interview with Blue Planet oceanologist Dr Jon Copley

Dr Jon Copley

We caught up with Blue Planet II oceanologist Dr Jon Copley to find out about the real-world benefits of exploring our oceans, how plastics enter the ocean, why communicating science matters, and more.

Could gene suppression make biofuel more efficient?

cattle feeding

Researchers at Rothamsted Research, UK, have discovered a gene that makes grass more digestible to livestock, which, in turn, so biomass can be more easily converted into biofuel.