Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

SCI is a charitable membership organisation that promotes innovation and education to advance the commercial application of science into business.

Established by Royal Charter in 1881, SCI is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary and multi-science forum connecting scientists and business people. Set up by a prominent group of forward thinking scientists,inventors and entrepreneurs, SCI continues to be a multi-science and industry network based around chemistry and related sciences. SCI promotes innovation via its international network which advances the commercial application of science into industry for public benefit.

Our charitable objective is to promote links between science and industry for the benefit of society. We deliver our charitable objective in the following ways:

Tackling global challenges across Agri-food, Energy, Environment, Health and Wellbeing, and Materials
Working through 20 Technical Interest Groups, 9 Regional Groups and 4 International Groups to investigate and look at opportunities to tackle global challenges and identify possible solutions

Fostering Innovation through networking and education
Each year, SCI reaches close to 2,500 people via 250 technical conferences and informational events

Supporting the commercial application of science into industry 
Through our magazine Chemistry and Industry and through our seven peer reviewed research journals.