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The Chemistry of Collaboration

3 November 2015, Co Durham, United Kingdom

If you’re interested in taking your business to a new level, or in a different direction, a chance to make a new connection could be your next step.

We’ve joined forces with the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) to create an opportunity for chemical science organisations of all sizes, from across the north east and beyond, to meet and network with potential clients and collaborators.

The day’s focus is the value of collaboration, and there will be talks, presentations and one-to-one discussions on this theme, including a keynote speech by innovation expert Professor Roy Sandbach.

One day. One venue. Many new relationships to form.

Event programme

8:30 – 9:30: Registration and networking
9:30 – 9:40: Welcome – How we collaborate and help collaboration (Steve Pleasance, Industry Manager, Royal Society of Chemistry)
9:40 – 10:00: Keynote – Collaboration between big and small companies (Roy Sandbach, North East Local Enterprise Partnership)
10:00 – 12:30: Presentations from companies including AkzoNobel, Chemoxy and High Force Research; networking
12:30 – 13:15: Lunch and networking
13:15 – 15:00: One-to-one meetings (15 minute meetings with other delegates available to book online in advance)
15:00: Close

Ticket prices (including VAT)

EnterprisePlus companies – free
Royal Society of Chemistry members – £50
NEPIC/BASME members – £50
Standard price – £75

Whether you’re a scientist or a business development professional, we want you to leave with the information, fresh perspectives and potential partners you need to develop your business even further.

Book your place at The Chemistry of Collaboration using the button above.

About the Royal Society of Chemistry

We are the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

Through our EnterprisePlus service, we help small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) beat constraints to business. As well as being an advocate for the needs of industry as a whole, we help smaller businesses grow by providing them with:

• access to funds and networking opportunities
• recruitment support, and connections to new talent
• training and development opportunities for staff

We’re listening to the needs of SMEs, and investing in their long-term future. Our influence and connections around the world mean we can have more influence in the UK.


NEPIC, the North East Process Industry Cluster, is a membership organisation that represents the broad range of inter-related chemistry-using industries in North East England. Formed in 2005, the Cluster works with its 700+ participating member companies to provide a more collaborative environment and ultimately support the long-term sustainable growth of the sector.

A not-for-profit organisation and led by industry, NEPIC’s activities and interactions include investment growth; skills & education; innovation; communications & marketing; supply chain development; improved connectivity; SME participation growth & increased international awareness.

Speaker information

Keynote speaker: Roy Sandbach, North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP)

Roy is currently leading the North East Local Enterprise Partnership innovation strategy development. Roy was, until late 2012, R&D Research Fellow with the Proctor & Gamble, focused on global innovation management, notably in emerging economies. He has patents on several new-to-the-world products. One of these is a $100m business in the United States.

Roy holds a number of honorary positions at Newcastle University, Newcastle University Business School, Northumbria University, Cranfield University and the Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design, London. He is also a non-executive director of Arnia, a science-driven start-up and non-executive director of NCFE, the national vocational awarding body.

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co Durham, TS21 2EH

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Hardwick Hall Hotel

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co Durham, TS21 2EH, United Kingdom

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