Formulation Forum Launch Event 2018 preview

27 September 2017

27 Sep 2017

Venue: SCI, London, UK
Date: Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 January 2018

This is an exciting time to be in ‘formulation’; the formulation industries are among the most valuable in the UK, turning over £180bn per annum – three times greater than the automobile industry and thirty times greater than Fintech (financial tech. services).

This is the start of the “golden age” of formulation design since the gap between ‘science knowledge’ in academia and ‘formulation understanding’ in industry has shrunk to a point where scientific knowledge can really contribute to the design of formulations, with the opportunity to revolutionise the design and performance of formulations in many areas, not just as incremental improvements to existing formulations but also in new science inspired ways to design novel and innovative properties into products with opportunities for step changes in performance.

SCI’s Formulation Forum is being launched this winter. The Forum is a place where business can openly discuss their needs with academia and formulation experts. This new group will act as a catalyst for the creation of new projects and investigation of these ideas.

This 2-day event is the first in a series of annual workshops where participants will learn about formulation science related activities both from academic and industrial perspectives. It will also provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet, build partnerships and network with other members of the community. There will be opportunities to openly raise, identify and discuss opportunities and current challenges in workshops.

There will be pitch presentations to promote solutions, technology or capability related to research and innovation in Formulation science.  For more information on poster presentations, please click here. The deadline for oral presentations is Friday 1 December 2017.

The programme for the event will include:

  • Making formulated products work - how can science help?
    Prof. Richard Buscall, MSACT Research & Consulting, UK
  • Opportunities for funded collaborations in formulation
    Dr Rachael Rowlands Jones, KTN, UK
  • Addressing healthcare challenges with novel drug delivery technologies
    Prof Yvonne Perrie, Strathclyde University, UK
  • How to start and run successful industry - academic collaborations
    Dr Euan Magennis, Proctor & Gamble, UK
  • Big challenges and why big companies need external engagement
    Dr Dave Hughes, Syngenta, UK

This event will be of interest to everyone involved in formulation science including scientists, engineers, patent attorneys, marketing experts and business managers from all areas (major companies, SMEs, academics, and students).

SCI Members attending this meeting can claim CPD points.

CPD Accreditation

An exhibition will run alongside the workshops during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices please email

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