Chemistry: Achieving Net Zero Through Research, Innovation, Translation & Skills

9 August 2021 13:00-14:30

ScotCHEM is partnering with Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and Research Innovation Scotland (RIS) to present a webinar exploring the ways in which chemistry and chemistry research are essential if we are to achieve net zero.
Scotland’s chemical sciences research base is founded on a long and successful history of innovation and collaboration and now, more than ever, our researchers, educators and industry are stepping up to provide critical input for a successful and Just Transition – both locally and globally.
The webinar is part of the ETP Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 series, being presented in the leadup to COP 26.
The ScotCHEM event will showcase some examples of leading research, collaboration, internationalisation and skills development that are contributing to the Net Zero drive.
Our webinar will also include a panel discussion led by Pennie Latin (documentary maker, presenter & blogger) in conversation with key thought leaders from Scotland’s research, industry, policy and education sectors:
  • Dr Mark Bustard; CEO, IBioIC 
  • Jennifer Tempany; Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Forth Valley College 
  • Ian Hill; Strategic Lead for Innovation, University of St Andrews 
  • Prof John Liggat; Professor of Polymer Science & Technology, University of Strathclyde
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Research Innovation Scotland: There is no single entity that can solve the complex and interconnected problems we face as a society. To overcome the grand challenges we face, collaboration and co-ordination across the Scottish Research and Innovation landscape is paramount. Research Innovation Scotland strives to depict a whole system view, to act as a catalyst for intersectionality, toward a better future; to build back better.

ETP is the Scottish academic research pool in energy, an autonomous alliance of 13 independent Scottish Higher Education Institutions providing world-class capability and resources in energy RD&D, supported and co-funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
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ScotCHEM is the Scottish Research Pool for the Chemical Sciences - a strategic collaboration of 7 Scottish university chemistry departments. We promote international research excellence, networking, training and knowledge exchange for Scottish Chemistry. ScotCHEM is supported and co-funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
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