IChemE's Research Committee welcomes UK Government's R&D Roadmap

IChemE's Research Committee welcomes UK Government's R&D Roadmap

1st July 2020

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)’s Research Committee welcomes the R&D Roadmap published today by the UK Government. The committee particularly welcomes the reversal in funding for fundamental research as well as the initiatives to bridge the gap between invention and application, driving business and economic growth to tackle global challenges.

Supporting research institutes and universities to ensure researchers, in both academia & industry, have access to better laboratory equipment and are able to employ digital resources align perfectly with the Research Committee’s mission. 

Also welcome is the focus on diversity: attracting, retaining and developing talent, irrespective of background and nationality, is crucial for the UK economy. Only by tackling these issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in the engineering workforce will the UK achieve its aim of leading the world in research and innovation.


UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's R&D Roadmap


For more information please contact:

Lucy Cook, Communications Manager, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454
e: lcook@icheme.org

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rfraser@icheme.org

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484
e: kmistry@icheme.org

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