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 range of issues relating to innovation in the chemical arena – from corporate strategy, funding and investments through to ground-breaking innovations.


On the way I will add my voice to the debate to show that the chemical industry really can answer many of today’s pressing global problems through properly focused and well executed innovation. 


ICIS is a leading provider of news and information on the chemical and energy industries. We have editorial resources in the UK, the US, Singapore, China, India and the Middle East – to bring up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the sector. I’ll be tapping into this news stream, but also seeking out provoking and informative articles and examples of innovation from a whole range of sources.

My goal is to post around 3-4 items a week – watch out for my first ones any time soon. And please do comment where you have an opinion or knowledge to share with the blog’s readers.

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