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ScotCHEM is the strategic alliance for chemical sciences in Scotland – enabling knowledge exchange, research & translation, growing the chemical industries, delivering the skills needed for future jobs and engaging with communities

Connecting the chemical sciences through knowledge exchange and partnerships

ScotCHEM connects key sectors and brokers partnerships to support and grow chemical sciences education and engagement, research and innovation, and the chemical industries in Scotland. Together, its members deliver at scale, collaborate across sectors, and collectively build recognition of the value of chemical sciences.

ScotCHEM eNewsletter Nov 2022


23 NOVEMBER 2022 | Online

ECRs in any ScotCHEM department are welcome to attend the online Team Saltire Meeting. There will be keynote addresses and a series of Masterclasses. Click here to see the full day-time Programme:

Team Saltire Meeting 23-11-22 Programme – online

REGISTER HERE to attend the meeting. Please note: non-Saltire awardees can only register for the online day event. Please do not attempt to register for the in-person events.

Welcome to all new students joining our chemistry departments

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Barriers to decarbonising the chemical industries

In May this year, we brought together key stakeholders from industry, academia, government and the NGO sector to identify key barriers to the decarbonisation of the chemical industries, and potential solutions to those barriers.

ScotCHEM is now working with various partners to drive outcomes from the meeting.

You can download the meeting report here:

Barriers to decarbonising the chemical industries 27_May_2022 – Summary Outcomes LR


SFC Saltire European Research Exchanges

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.

Details HERE


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.



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