Research Excellence & Innovation
Success breeds success

The need to constantly research and develop new innovations is not unique to the Chemical Sciences sector.

Scotland also has a thriving university research and university/college education sector based on the Chemical Sciences. It had several universities ranked at four or greater in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) since which there has been substantial expansion of its research activities through the work of ScotCHEM.

Launched in 2005, ScotCHEM is a strategic initiative to generate collaboration, enable wider access to major facilities and enhance chemistry research and research training in Scotland.

By working together, Scotland’s high-quality research base has had successes in translating academic research into tangible benefits for both individual businesses and the entire industry.

Scotland has a thriving Chemical Sciences cluster that’s recognised as one of the most accessible, well connected and collaborative in Europe. Home to some of the world’s leading chemicals companies, Scotland has a growing number of supply chain opportunities for international companies.


Scottish Development International


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