By 2050 our industry will have embraced a circular economy and be using different feedstocks, technologies and energy sources to produce chemicals. The Innovate UK Business Connect Chemistry team can help you navigate these changes and identify innovation that will ensure your business, research or service remains sustainable.
Our current focus in this area
Innovate UK KTN recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on laboratory-based R&D, as well as computational techniques for modelling the behaviour of atoms, molecules and colloids across multiple length and time scales.
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals community with industrial collaborators, research-base expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.
As the world moves towards a greener future, we are changing the demand profile on certain raw materials. At the same, world population rises, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for energy and products which puts gradual pressure on raw materials (and their supply chains), contributing to the generation of more and more waste.
SBRI: Decarbonising concrete
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 04/03/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of £3m inc VAT to develop solutions to accelerate decarbonising concrete.
Environmental Monitoring Innovation
Opens: 22/01/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5m for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring.
CLIMATES: Supply chain innovations for rare earths
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 13/03/2024
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects on circular critical materials supply chains.
DASA Competition: Small, Lightweight Trace Explosives Detector
Opens: 01/02/2024 Closes: 09/04/2024
DASA seeks novel, lightweight bioassay systems with novel transduction platforms for the detection of trace explosives.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Innovations to Produce Sustainable, Biobased MDA for the Manufacture of PEEK
Opens: 01/02/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Victrex is seeking innovative solutions to produce sustainable biobased MDA (4,4’-methylene dianiline), a precursor in the PEEK manufacturing process.
Mobile Evidential Drug Testing Instrument (MEDTI) Demonstrator
Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 16/04/2024
The DfT are seeking innovations to develop roadside evidential drug testing capability to enable effective enforcement of drug driving offending.
Related Events and Recordings
HydroGenerally - Episode 10: Green Hydrogen Production
Our podcast discusses the importance of green hydrogen production and the expertise of energy specialists that are working in this sector. Innovate UK KTN’s Debra Jones and Simon Buckley are joined by special guest Chris Jackson, CEO & Founder at Protium.
Announcing the Cohort for the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme 2023
Running for the third consecutive year, the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme is going stronger than ever.