Welcome to Change Makers

A dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem powered by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

We believe that the current fragmented system and approaches fail to meet the critical challenges faced by our planet. But together, as an ecosystem we can go much further.  

We are building a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem committed to creating positive change in the world through deep tech chemistry. Powered by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Change Makers supports deep tech ventures, tackles systemic issues in the deep tech space and champions technologies that can change the world. 

We focus on carefully selected ventures whose technology has the potential to make a positive impact on critical global issues.  

We bring together key actors and focus on the whole system to drive profound change. Whether there are challenges in scaling technology, lack of access to laboratory facilities, or support is needed to encourage truly inclusive chemistry entrepreneurship: we take a holistic and long-term view. 

We have made it our mission to shine a light on the social, environmental and economic value of deep tech chemistry and bring it into focus for policy and investment. 

Our Manifesto

The climate crisis. The health crisis. The food crisis…
We need solutions to the many challenges facing our world.

Through deep tech chemistry,
we have the power to change things for the better.

We’re here for entrepreneurs
For the bold,
the brave,
the daring.

Elevating voices.
Breaking down barriers.
And challenging the status quo.

Together with a community of people,
united in their passion to see technologies push humanity forward.
We’re here for the Change Makers.

Powering positive change through visionary deep tech chemistry.

Deep tech chemistry provides solutions

Watch our short video to understand more about the role of deep tech chemistry in creating change.

A decade of supporting ventures

Change Makers was built on the foundation of a decade of work with start-ups and scale-ups in the UK. Read here some of the highlights of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s work.
*Investment figures provided by Beauhurst. 


Chemistry SMEs supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry

£3.5+ bn*

Grants and equity funding raised by SMEs in our community


Invested in programmes for SMEs by the Royal Society of Chemistry


Are you ready to influence positive change?

If you're an entrepreneur, investor or industry expert wanting to play a part in bringing solutions to some of biggest challenges our world is facing, find out more about how you can get involved.