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We help chemicals companies to explore new and innovative products and processes, as well as make current ones more efficient.

Services to support your chemical sciences business

Whether you want to get support for your next R&D project or streamline your manufacturing processes; develop your leadership team or adopt an innovative business model: we can help.

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Other ways we can help

From management training and financial support to finding collaborative partners and exploring new markets, we've got it covered.

Knowledge for chemical sciences


Chemical reaction

Elsevier report on the Scottish chemical sciences research base

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Case study

Arran Aromatics scented candle

Made in Arran, sold in 30 countries

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Business Gateway: just what you need to launch a business.

Get help with compliance: three essential sites

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Greener futures: a centre for industrial biotech

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Ingenza, a leader in the application of industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology.

Scotland's chemical sciences capabilities

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Ingenza, a leader in the application of industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology.

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Connect with chemicals companies in Scotland

Find chemical sciences companies across the country, from Wick to Dumfries and everywhere in between. Filter by basic chemicals, biotechnology, speciality and fine chemicals, then view as a map, table, network, or download the data to crunch it on your own. Get connected. 

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Greener chemistry: the national plan

Our mission is to grow turnover related to industrial biotechnology (IB) in Scotland to £900m by 2025. It's not just about the figures, though - it's about a greener future for the chemical sciences sector, one based on renewable feedstocks and sustainable processes.

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Eclipse your competitors

Innovation and why it matters

The global marketplace is constantly evolving and your business must too. Watch our video to hear Scotland's business thought leaders discuss how they've incorporated innovation into their ventures.

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Biofuel Research Centre

The Biofuel Research Centre (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University is the UK's first research centre dedicated to the development of sustainable biofuel. It undertakes research into biofuel and product analysis, and provides information on biofuel to academia, government and businesses. 

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