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Group News

Who won the Bright SCIdea Challenge?

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Six teams from across the UK competed in the very first Bright SCIdea Challenge. But who walked away with the title and £1,000 prize?

Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Event Preview

Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Tuesday 27 March 2018

SCI's annual Day of Science & Careers is designed to give information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science-based industries.

SCI AGM 2018 – Save the date!

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The 137th SCI AGM will be held on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Meet our Bright SCIdea finalists

What's your bright SCIdea?

Our 2018 finalists for the Bright SCIdea Challenge have been selected. On Thursday 8 March, our shortlisted teams will enjoy a series of expert talks before pitching their science-based innovation to our panel of judges. The winners will walk away with £1,000!

Business Secretary announces £90m for agritech

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Speaking at the National Farmers’ Union conference on 21 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced £90m for AI, robotics, and data science in agritech to improve innovation in the sector – part of the Transforming Food Production Challenge.

Sir Martyn Poliakoff – Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his SCI Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn will update the audience on his team’s work into making photochemistry greener, more energy efficient, and more widely accessible.

Delivering on open access: What’s next?

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Delegates from academia, learned societies and publishing gathered at a forum to discuss the next steps in ensuring the success of open access with UKRI chief Mark Walport.

BSI seeks comment on soil standards

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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has requested comment from relevant parties on two draft standards relating to soil quality.

Thomas Swan obituary (1943-2018)

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SCI ex-President Thomas Swan has passed away at the age of 75.

Transgenic maize produces kernels during drought

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Through the introduction of a rice gene, scientists have produced a maize plant that harvests more kernels per plant – even in periods of drought.