By 2050 our industry will have embraced a circular economy and be using different feedstocks, technologies and energy sources to produce chemicals. The KTN Chemistry team can help you navigate these changes and identify innovation that will ensure your business, research or service remains sustainable.
Our current focus in this area
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals industry with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
KTN recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on laboratory-based R&D, as well as computational techniques for modelling the behaviour of atoms, molecules and colloids across multiple length and time scales.
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals community with industrial collaborators, research-base expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.
Connecting the UK’s growing Process Manufacturing community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
As the world moves towards a greener future, we are changing the demand profile on certain raw materials. At the same, world population rises, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for energy and products which puts gradual pressure on raw materials (and their supply chains), contributing to the generation of more and more waste.
Current Chemistry funding opportunities
Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D
Opens: 15/08/2022 Closes: 12/10/2022
UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.
TechX Clean Energy Accelerator
Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/10/2022
TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.
Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23
Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022
Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.
Related Events and Recordings
Digital manufacturing technologies for the chemicals using industries
09.30 - 14.30 | Online
Accelerating Net Zero Series: Energy & Resource Efficiency for Chemistry and Medicines Manufacturing
10.00 - 15.00 | Online
Trusted Research for Industry Series - Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biotechnology
12.00 - 13.30 | Online
New technology from Johnson Matthey provides a scalable solution for the conversion of CO2 to sustainable aviation fuels
Johnson Matthey have just launched HyCOgen, a catalysed process which converts captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into synthesis gas (syngas).
Opportunities in the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)
The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) is a new €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe. There are currently twelve available open calls with a deadline of 22 September 2022.