Archive | January, 2011

SusChem head reveals aims

SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, continues to evolve as a force to stimulate innovation in chemicals and biotechnology in Europe. It was good to see its new chairman Paul-Joel Derian from French speciality chemical company Rhodia championing its efforts in an interview published by International Innovation.  Paul-Joel Derian now heads up […]

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Chemicals innovation spend holds up

Some positive news on innovation spend came my way recently. Anecdotal reports that chemical companies protected spending on innovation through the downturn were confirmed by the annual Booz & Company survey of the Top 1,000 corporate spenders on R&D.It found that, for 2009 compared to 2008, the top publicly-listed chemical and energy sector spenders on […]

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Welcome to the Chemicals and Innovation blog

 John Baker is a global editor at ICIS and was for many years editor of European Chemical News, now ICIS Chemical Business   Welcome to the Chemicals and Innovation blog. I’m John Baker, global editor at ICIS responsible for custom publishing and the ICIS Innovation Awards.  My aim in this blog is to discuss a wide […]

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