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ScotCHEM is a strategic collaboration of 7 Scottish university chemistry departments. We promote international research excellence, networking, training and knowledge exchange for Scottish Chemistry.

Scottish flag of white cross on blue background, merged with the European flag of yellow stars on a blue background. Symbolising collaboration between Scotland and Europe. Words overlain: “SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme: ScotCHEM European Exchanges”Enabling ScotCHEM researchers to collaborate with colleagues in EU Member States, and EEA and EFTA countries will bring benefits not only to individual researchers and their research groups but also to Scotland’s research ecosystem. Growing relationships and attracting talent to Scotland is a key aim of the scheme.

ScotCHEM is also delighted to be coordinating Team Saltire – supporting the Saltire exchange awardees across all disciplines. The team Saltire launch will take place on Tuesday 22nd February 2022.

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Graduate Employability Masterclasses

Graduate Employability Masterclasses graphic of stick and ball molecule on a dark blue background. Logos of ScotCHEM, CRODA, Drochaid Research Services, CRODA, IBioIC, R-Biopharm Rhone, Marks & Clerk, Ferring, Reprocell, Charles River Laboratories and DuPont Teijin Films, and Skills Development Scotl, and logos of the Universities of St Andrews, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, Glasgow and StrathclydeScotCHEM is delighted to partner with industry presenters to deliver a series of employability masterclasses for chemistry students in the Universities of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Glasgow and Strathclyde. The series provides insights into the journey of product concept to consumer across all TRLs. This credit course also provides advice on career pathways in industry and access to a dedicated LinkedIn Group – helping to grow networks.

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Our Future Health Innovation Seed

Workshop: Friday 25th February, 1-3 pm Registration is now open

Academics are invited to pitch your research within this workshop in response to industry challenges around each topic, and also learn more about the Innovation Centres and how they can support you. This workshop will be organised with further support from DHI and The Data Lab.

This fund is aimed at early lecturers/PIs to support the development of their independent research and their affiliation with the industry sector. The project should aim to foster new projects and collaborations across the academic and industry sector and drive novel and exciting research and innovation.

Researchers can apply for between £5,000 – £15,000, which must be match funded by an industrial partner or show a strong case for commercialisation of your research.

Status: Call opens on Friday 25th February and closes on Monday 4th April 2022.

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Breaking Barriers in STEM: Down the Rabbit Hole

An interdisciplinary and intersectional initiative which aims to address Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM. The event Through the Looking Glass: Breaking Barriers in STEM launched the initiative and from this four themed working groups were formed. This initiative will culminate with a knowledge exchange event on 29th April 2022. All are welcome!

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Just Transition to a Net Zero Carbon Society

ScotCHEM was pleased to partner with RIS, KTN, ETP and SRPe to deliver the 3rd workshop in the series: Just Transition to a Net Zero Carbon Society. The report from the workshop can be accessed here together with the reports from workshops one and two.



The website is currently undergoing a major overhaul. Events and new initiatives will be kept up to date, but other information may not be current. Please contact us directly for more details: scotchem@st-andrews.ac.uk