Sustainability is a major driver of innovation in the modern world and creating ‘green’ businesses that are better able to endure and shield their customers from the effects of climate change are a perfect example of the “Glasgow’s Looking Forward” theme.
These issues are particularly important in chemistry and chemistry-related industries, which are increasingly focused on the development of new materials, technologies, and processes that enable climate resilience, and to improve existing operations in line with this. We will discuss this with academics, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and science communicators, to provide a local insight into how climate change is being tackled by a cross-section of researchers.
Talks will be given between 6-6.30pm followed by a panel discussion with Q&A.
Introductions will be given by by Esther Richter (Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow) on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry. The event will be chaired by Professor Justin Hargreaves (Head of the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow).
Talks will be given by Prof. Mark Symes (School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow), Dr Dorothy Aidulis (STEM Scotland) & Prof. Brian Quinn (Wellfish).
Coffee and biscuits will be served courtesy of the Society of Chemical Industry to allow for networking and further discussion.