Networking and partnership opportunities
Chemical Sciences Scotland is working to increase cooperation between members of the Scottish chemical sciences industry and build on existing collaborations. This means increasing alliances between the public, private and academic sectors to encourage the sharing of knowledge and reduce development times and costs.
Laws and regulations
The chemicals industry is very well regulated in the UK. Find out more about specific regulations
Working in chemical sciences
The Chemical Sciences sector in Scotland employs (excluding the academic and education sectors) some 14,000 people directly, and up to 70,000 people in total.
Jobs within the sector range from specialist sector roles, like lab technicians, research, PhD, engineering, and management roles to the general business roles, like administration, accountancy and marketing.
You can find information on funding and grants available for Scottish businesses in our ‘Fund your business’ section. It includes:
- Innovation and R&D grants, including SMART: SCOTLAND and our R&D grant
- Grants for investment projects, including Regional Selective Assistance (RSA)
- Scottish Investment Bank, whose equity and loan fund portfolio includes the Scottish SEED Fund, Scottish Co-investment Fund and Scottish Venture Fund
- Other sources of general funding
Fund your business