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Forthcoming formulation events

Please find below details of formulation events that may be of interest.   Driving value and creating opportunities from improved formulation stability 15th September 2010, Textile Centre of Excellence, Huddersfield Intelligent Formulation Workshop http://bit.ly/bw1CcS   Scale-up of formulated products 16th September 2010, University of Birmingham, UK ...
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EPSRC review of the chemistry/chemical engineering interface - invitation to provide evidence (via survey)

  The EPSRC is undertaking a survey of recent activity at the chemistry/chemical engineering interface, with a view assessing the value these activities generated and determining the level of funding support to give to this area in the future. Response from the academic community has been strong, but the views of industry are critical to gain a balanced understanding of...
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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise applications open

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, with Her Majesty The Queen announcing the winners each year on her birthday, 21 April. The awards are only given for the highest levels of excellence in the categories of: International Trade Innovation Sustainable Development Online applications for the 2011 Awards are now available via...
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Modelling Expertise Directory

I am pleased to announce the launch of Chemistry Innovation’s MODELLING EXPERTISE DIRECTORY This is a free service to help people & organisations from across the modelling community in the UK (or those wishing to do business in the UK) find collaborators, customers or suppliers. To find out more please go to the link below: ...
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Exploiting Market Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine

  Register today and receive the Chemistry Innovation KTN discount rate! The Chemistry Innovation KTN would like to highlight this great opportunity to attend the Technology Strategy Boards event. Collaboration Nation - Exploiting Market Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine 21 September 2010, The King’s Fund, London Register Now The KTN has negotiated a...
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FP7 funding opportunities for the chemistry-using industries (2010/2011)

There are currently multiple opportunities to bid for FP7 European funding for collaborative projects.  In response to feedback from our members, please follow the link below to find our simplified summary of calls most relevant to chemistry-using industries.  Click here   If any of these topics are of interest please note this list only provides an...
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European FP7 Call: NMP 'Factories of the Future'

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research has published a call for proposals under the theme of 'Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies' (NMP).   Within NMP the 'Factories of the Future' Public-Private Partnership Initiative aims at helping EU manufacturing enterprises, in particular SMEs, to adapt to global competitive...
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Measurement challenges with Biofuels

Measurement challenges with Biofuels Assessment of the impact of MST across the value chain has been completed for Biofuels ( report -  Sept 2008).  An event was run (May 2010), in conjunction with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), to assess the remaining challenges for bio fuels and highlight the future collaborative funding requirements needed...
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The future of chemical & materials synthesis - Launch of EPSRC Grand Challenges

Your chance to take a leading role in shaping the future for chemical & materials synthesis in the UK   The EPSRC have funded two complementary Network Grand Challenges (GCs) which will propose collaborative research solutions for significant, long term scientific challenges in chemical and materials synthesis. Chemistry Innovation is strongly involved to ensure that this...
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Securing European funding for biomaterials in medicine and healthcare

FREE EVENT and WEBINAR European funding provides a good opportunity for industry and academia to access high levels of funding for high-impact collaborative research.    Applying for European funding does contain bureaucratic steps, but the rules for success are clear and for well considered projects the process is straightforward and has a higher success rate...
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(free) Industry Connect meeting for chemistry-using companies

Industry Connect event   run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences Scotland   5.30pm, Wednesday 29 September 2010, Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh This networking event is for anyone involved in the science business community. Run in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, this event will focus on how sustainable design can benefit your business and highlight the...
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Spinks Symposium - Novel Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Alzheimer's Disease

Spinks Symposia – Novel Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Alzheimer’s Disease 27th September 2010 Chemistry Centre, London With over 35 million people worldwide currently living with dementia and an ageing population it is evermore important that advances are made in treating and controlling diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The chemical sciences have a vital role to...
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Science for REACH and CLP compliance

Advance notice from the Laboratory of the Government Chemist: Science for REACH and CLP compliance Free lunchtime and afternoon event Teddington, Middlesex 12 - 3.30 pm, Thursday 4 November 2010 This event, funded by the UK National Measurement Office, will be hosted at LGC headquarters by the Government Chemist in partnership with the Chemical Hazards Communication Society. As well as...
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Intelligent Formulation Training/CPD Survey

Product Design has been highlighted as one of the four key themes in the strategy report, launched by Chemistry Innovation last month (see the article). In alignment with this theme, Intelligent Formulation Ltd, through the Formulation Innovation Network, are responsible for designing and developing industry-focussed, modular training packages, covering many aspects of the science and...
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Call for Recent Appointees in Polymer Science and Material Science (Network and Conference)

RAPS/RAMS 2010 - A Joint Conference of RAPS (Recent Appointees in Polymer Science) & RAMS (Recent Appointees in Material Science) 1 - 3rd September 2010, Leeds   RAPS; Recent Appointees in Polymer Science, has been established for 12 years.  It is a network aimed at providing a forum to enable recent appointees in all sectors of polymer...
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Securing European Funding for Biomaterials in Medicine & Healthcare: Opportunities and Approach

The NanoMiTE (Nano Materials in Tissue Engineering) group is running a FREE event on 12 th August in Runcorn to publicise the opportunities which are available in the upcoming FP7 call and through alternative sources, such as Eurostars funding.   In today’s challenging funding environment European funding represents a good opportunity for industry and academia to...
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Chemistry Innovation, Annual Stakeholder Forum post event update…

This year’s forum saw over one hundred participants enjoy Chemistry Innovation’s 2010 Stakeholder Forum held at Aston Business School. With a theme of interdependency, the event marked the launch of The Strategy Report for the chemistry- using industries ( download it here ), which Chemistry Innovation have developed with input from The Innovation Strategy Board, The...
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Event - Nanotechnology: UK Challenges to Commercialisation - 14/07/10

The UK has a great potential to be a key global player in nanotechnology. To encourage manufacturing growth in the UK it is however essential to have an appropriate Health, Safety and Environment regulatory framework, together with adequate Government innovation policy, financial backing and public acceptance. It is also important to have global agreements on standards and definitions to...
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Reinvention of Technologies for Sustainability

Industrial research archives and other records contain many dormant, forgotten or abandoned inventions which were not commercialised at the time of their discovery, but may now be viable through changes in the environment, economic or societal demands.  The Technology Strategy Board have recently funded a 1 year project to investigate how many of these useful inventions lie forgotten or...
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Chemistry Innovation - Strategy Report - June 2010 - Now Available

Chemistry Innovation has developed a strategy report to help promote innovation in the chemistry-using industries. It is based on a number of recent reports and roadmaps together with an extensive consultation with industry, universities and regional organisations. Chemistry has a critical role, not only in supporting the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry, but also in developing...
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Chemistry Innovation annual report 2009/10 now available.

The new Chemistry Innovation annual report for 2009/10 is now available to download. The report covers the following topics: • Foreword: Excellent progress against a challenging background • Independent structure • Our mission / Our strategy • Stakeholder engagement • Review of activities • Company engagement • Making collaboration happen ...
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Chemistry-using Industries, Living with Environmental Change.

Environmental change is happening and the chemical industry needs to adapt to it. In March 2010, Chemistry Innovation held a workshop on behalf of the Living with Environmental Change programme (LWEC), as part of a study to assess the business opportunities and threats for the chemical sector and identify where funding bodies should focus their efforts. A report detailing the output and...
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