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Science and Enterprise Group


The Science and Enterprise Group (SEG) aims to mobilise wide and diverse expertise to develop a unique cross-disciplinary and cross-sector network to forge new links to accelerate innovation: the successful exploitation of new ideas. SEG will spearhead the delivery of SCI’s promise to be where science meets business.


Enthusiastic new members are welcomed. You don’t have to organise conferences – those with knowledge and opinions to share and good connections are also valuable, so if you would like to get involved in a Focus Area, contact SCI's Committee Support on e: committeesupport@soci.org or t: +44(0) 20 7598 1513.

Successful networks bring together know-what, know-how and know-who, and real innovations are usually found when the boundaries between knowledge silos are blurred. SEG reaches across and between SCI’s Technical Interest Group remits to address particular Focus Areas. Initially these include: Transportation, Energy, Consumer Products, Packaging, Renewable Resources, Chemical Industry, Health & Nutrition, Processing, Horticulture, Water, Textiles and Fibres, Printed Electronics, Smart Materials and the Innovation Process. Where possible these Focus Areas will be facilitated, but ultimately they must be sustained by the proactive involvement of their members. Through a programme of networking and seminar activities arising from the Focus Areas, SEG will offer opportunities for members to connect with the facts and people they need. Importantly, SEG is a route to valuable knowledge about areas members might only come across by networking with like-minded people, but from different backgrounds.

SEG has three key objectives:

  • Organise a programme of activities and events which will attract participants from science and business to create and sustain a network with a unique richness and reach.
  • Develop participation which will include a broad range of business and science based experience, spanning commerce, industry and appropriate academic sectors and spin-offs.
  • Create awareness of SCI’s SEG and its promise amongst stakeholders including government organisations, opinion formers and business leaders, and build alliances where appropriate.

Leadership Group
SEG is led by a Leadership Group which arranges a programme of events, within which a small committee of Officers will coordinate and manage the working of the Group. The Leadership Group comprises a diverse range of individuals including representatives from many SCI Technical Interest Groups, and from other SCI projects such as the Global Innovation Imperatives, to ensure engagement through SCI’s portfolio of interests. The Leadership Group is advised and facilitated by a larger Strategic Advisory Group providing ideas for topics, opinions, access to speakers, occasional involvement in event organisation and opening partnering opportunities.

You can read our Chairman’s message to learn more about the Group and we are always pleased to receive suggestions for new conferences and other activities.

Science and Enterprise


The Science and Enterprise Group is associated with the following organisation(s):


If you are looking for a way to become more involved with SCI, you might want to consider becoming one of our active volunteers.

SCI volunteers work at the heart of SCI. As a volunteer, you will create and strengthen your skills, interact with people from different backgrounds, gather new and interesting experiences, and build your confidence and credibility.

Find out more about some of the work of SCI volunteers:

Martin Elliott first joined SCI in 2009. He was elected as a member of the Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) committee that year. In the following year, he joined the Science and Enterprise Group (SEG) Committee. He became the Hon. Secretary of the Y&H Group in 2013 and earlier this year was elected Chair of SEG. More recently, he was co-opted onto the Membership Affairs Committee. (MAC)  He is a director of Chemical Relations Ltd., a company he set up to help emerging and growing chemistry related businesses in the fields of business and organisational development. He graduated in Applied Chemistry from Brighton Polytechnic and is also a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. more

Relevant SCI Journals

SCI journals cover a variety of topics. More details can be found on our Journals page

SCI Members are entitled to receive Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine direct to their door.C&I magazine includes articles on a host of interesting articles. More.

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