Chemistry

“What should I spend on a patent?” – Ensuring value for money

Let’s get one thing out of the way: patents can be expensive. On the other hand, they are often essential to the success of many businesses. So how can innovators acquire and maintain suitable innovation protection whilst ensuring good value for money? At the outset, it is worth pointing out...

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The Textile Industry: Advancing in a Sustainable Fashion

With the global production of over 100 million tonnes of fibres by the textile industry in recent years, the requirement for sustainable material processing having a low environmental impact is clear. In recent years, the textile industry has striven not only to reduce the use of non-renewable resources in production...

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Initiating an IP Strategy: advice for early stage companies in the chemical space.

Starting up a new business is a sizable commitment at the best of times. Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped innovative companies emerging across the chemical space over the years, bringing new products to market, ranging from novel cosmetics, to tackling climate change. However, for early stage businesses dependent on chemical innovation,...

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Giving Sustainable Innovation the Green Light

Many will have seen the recent satellite images highlighting the significant reduction in global air pollution since the shutting down of industrial activity by the coronavirus pandemic. As the skies temporarily clear, the impact of industry and human activity on the planet has once again been brought into focus. The...

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Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 2 Advancing Chemical Understanding

Our previous article ‘Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 1’ outlined the ways in which chemistry has facilitated developments in other industries, looking at a number of innovations reliant on chemical products and processes. In this article, we will consider how chemical innovation itself can be progressed using technologies developed in...

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