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A report on the challenges faced by deep tech chemistry ventures in their technology commercialisation journeys
10 Feb 2023
A report on challenges faced by deep tech chemistry in their technology commercialisation journeys
'The journey of tech-based innovation to market can be long, complex, and often non-linear. The UK excels at certain stages of this process but is weaker at others. We should pursue these signals of weakness and address the underlying issues' UK Government Innovation Strategy
We know that deep-tech chemistry ventures face unique challenges. Our five-point action plan sets out the practical steps we are taking to support them and influence change. As a powerful voice for chemistry, we are working with key players in the ecosystem to:
New research into challenges deep tech chemistry ventures face in accessing laboratory space and equipment
10 Feb 2023
“One site offered us a lab big enough for 10 researchers and only one fume hood; this is a sensible proportion for a pharmacology lab, but totally inadequate for our needs and the needs of any synthetic chemistry company.”
Tackling systemic issues that hamper chemistry technologies from getting to market is key to our mission for Change Makers. That's why this year we're embarking on a journey to drive change.
Throughout 2023 we're bringing together key players to identify the issues relating to access to laboratory space and equipment. We will work with our community to generate evidence on the matters that specifically concern chemistry start-ups and early-stage ventures. And we will facilitate connections and dialogue in the ecosystem to develop solutions and impetus for action.
This is an ongoing theme for 2023. Stay up to date by checking our website for updates.
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