Bridging for Innovators (B4I) Funding Now Available to Support UK Industry in Boosting Productivity: Chemical Industry Roadshow

Bridging for Innovators (B4I) Funding Now Available to Support UK Industry in Boosting Productivity: Chemical Industry Roadshow

About the Funding: Bridging for Innovators (B4I) is a programme run by STFC* to support UK industry to overcome challenging product, manufacturing or process performance. Accessing our unique laboratories and engaging with world class researchers, you will develop projects that address your specific challenge and help you make a step-change to your business.

Full details of scope, eligibility and application process are available here.

Why should you attend?

  • Discussing your challenge with world leading scientists
  • Understand how to access leading edge research infrastructure
  • Hear government strategies, grand challenges and funding opportunities for the chemical industry
  • Networking with other chemical companies
  • Facility tour at CPI’s state of the art facilities (see

Who should attend?

  • Companies who need to overcome challenging problems that restrict their potential productivity and competitiveness
  • Technical and Business development staff
  • Lead Scientists
  • Engineers involved in the chemicals or process industries sector

Draft Programme

9:30 Registration

10:30 Open

10:35 Welcome and Overview of CPI

10:40 Introduction to STFC

10:55 Industry Keynote

11:20 Overview of the UK Chemicals Sector

11:45 STFC Capabilities for the Chemical and Process Sectors

12:45 STFC Customer Case Studies

13:00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 Industry Presentation

14:25 Industry Case Studies

14:40 Bridging for Innovators Funding Programme

15:00 Open Q&A

15:30 Networking, One-on-One Meetings & Facility Tours

17:00 Close

* The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a multidisciplinary research organisation and operates large-scale national laboratories with key experimental and computational capabilities relevant to the chemical industry, including:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of chemical and biological synthesis
  • Characterising the properties of products and intermediates
  • Studying production processes, including catalytic systems
  • Investigating the structure, properties and effects of formulated products, such as coatings and sealants, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
  • Interpreting large dataset to drive decision making (AI knowledge base)


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