Challenges for the chemical industry after the REACH May deadline

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) expected approximately 25 000 unique substance covered by 60 000 registrations to be submitted by the last REACH registration deadline at the end of May this year. However, this estimate was not reached as only half of the expected number of registrations were received by the deadline. This has raised […]

When the rubber hits the road: IP analysis of eco-friendly car tyres

The automotive industry is going green. Diesel engines, once hailed as the “clean” alternative to petrol, are falling out of favour—so much so that the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that diesel car sales fell by 37% in March 2018, compared with March 2017. PWC predicts that electric and hybrid vehicles will […]

CIEX 2018 needs your help!

As you may well know, CIEX 2017 was a mega success. Leaders and experts from across the chemical industry’s value chain came together to examine the latest trends, priorities, challenges, and innovations. They armed delegates with valuable knowledge, ideas, and tools to strategically position themselves in a rapidly evolving industry. We want to build upon […]

Innovation Ecosystems for the Circular Economy

Because of its nodal position in many value chains, the chemical industry plays a critical role in the evolving circular economy: Without the chemical industry there will be no comprehensive recycling and reuse of molecules and materials – and the potential of full circularity will not be realized. On the other hand, the chemical industry […]

How Sharing is Innovating the Chemical Industry

When it comes to improving company performance, there are few better methods than the sharing of ideas. While business meetings, both formal and informal, are the mainstay for exchanging information, this approach is often between only two organizations or just a handful of individuals. But in today’s larger, more global business world, conferences are increasingly […]

CIEX 2018 – Chemistry is not the problem but the solution!

Innovation plays a central role in the chemical industry and innovation is about much more than new molecules. Innovation in the chemical industry is about finding solutions together with other partners across value chains to solve some of the most pressing challenges in society and environment. Our environment is challenged by climate change and pollution […]

Accelerating science-led innovation – Interview with Dr. Michael Doyle of BIOVIA

“In today’s experience economy, the ability to discover, design, and deliver breakthrough innovation at the molecular level creates transformational value for science-driven enterprises of all industries, and has the promise to provide exponential value to consumers” – Max Carnecchia, CEO, BIOVIA. Committed to speeding innovation for science-driven organizations, from product ideation through commercialization, Dassault Systèmes […]