STFC B4I Chemical Sector Roadshow

ISIS user

ISIS user preparing samples at the ISIS facility, STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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£8M Now Available to Support UK Industry in Boosting Productivity

Wednesday 17 October
Centre for Process Innovation Limited
Wilton Centre
TS10 4RF

On Wednesday 17 October STFC will be hosting an event to show how we can help address the current challenges in the Chemical sector. Learn how we have assisted the likes of Johnson Matthey and Unilever to overcome difficult technical challenges and added value to these companies.

This event offers companies who need to overcome problems that restrict their productivity and competitiveness, an opportunity to discuss their issues with world leading scientists and learn how to access some of the £8 M in funding available to this programme.

Register for this event

STFC is a multidisciplinary research organisation with key experimental and computational capabilities relevant to the chemical industry, including:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of chemical and biological synthesis
  • Characterising the properties of products and intermediates
  • Studying production processes, including catalytic systems
  • Investigating the structure, properties and effects of formulated products, such as coatings and sealants, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
  • Interpreting large dataset to drive decision making (AI knowledge base)

For additional information, here are the web links to STFC facilities case studies on chemicals:


Learn from the experiences of companies who use collaborative innovation to develop and grow their organisations and how STFC have helped them on that journey.

  • Jeremy Shears – Chief Scientist, Shell
  • Paul Collier – Research Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Prof Adam Kowalski – Unilever
  • Ken Lewtas – Director, Lewtas Science & Technologies (ex chief scientist at Infineum)
  • Steve Fletcher – Head of Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology, KTN
  • Harry Swan – CEO, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd and Innovation Lead on the Chemistry Growth Partnership

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about funding opportunities
  • Discussing your challenge with world leading scientists
  • Understand how to access leading edge research infrastructure
  • Hearing grand challenges and funding opportunities for the chemical sector
  • Facility tour at CPI’s cutting edge laboratories
  • Networking with other chemical companies

Who should attend?

  • Companies who need to overcome challenging problems that restrict their potential productivity and competitiveness
  • Technical and Business development staff
  • Lead Scientists
  • Engineers involved in the Chemicals Sector

About the funding

STFC Supercomputer at Hartree Centre

Part of STFC Supercomputer at Hartree Centre
(Credit: STFC)

Bridging for Innovators (B4I) is an £8M programme run by STFC to support UK industry to overcome challenging product, manufacturing or process performance. Accessing our unique laboratories and engaging with world class researchers, you will develop projects that address your specific challenge and help you make a step-change to your business.

Full details of scope, eligibility and application process are available online.

Last updated: 01 October 2018


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