About CSS
The hub that combines the elements of the Scottish Chemicals Sector.

Chemical Sciences Scotland was established in 2007 to bring together the entire chemical science sector in Scotland to facilitate collaboration and partnerships, and to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for the whole industry.

CSS has been the catalyst for driving many new projects and initiatives. One of which was the formation of The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) in Glasgow, which has helped put Scotland at the forefront of a global transformation.

Chemical Sciences Scotland works through partnership, engagement and collaboration with local, national and UK government; higher and further education, local and international businesses to:

  • Ensure the sector has the skills needed for future growth. Core to this is making sure that the education system and young people are better aware of the exciting and lucrative opportunities that the sector provides in terms of employment. The CSS Skills Group has worked closely with Skills Development Scotland to develop a skills investment plan for the sector . A leadership masterclass programme for the development of emerging leaders  to steer the future of the sector.
  • Foster and encourage collaboration between Scotland’s world-class academic institutions and a chemical industry which is already at the forefront of research and innovation. CSS was instrumental in the creation of the Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystalisation Hub (CMAC) and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), and the Scottish Formulation Network, enabling companies and academics to share best practice and overcoming challenges to enhance productivity and innovation.
  • Develop and manufacture innovative new products here in Scotland – including low carbon technologies – by working collaboratively with our partners in the Life Sciences on a manufacturing strategy for Scotland. CSS welcomes the recent £56m investment in the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, which will help put the UK, and Scotland, at the forefront of technology and innovation in small molecule pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturing

If you’d like to find out more about our current projects please go to Strategy, follow the links below or explore our website further.

More information on the companies that operate here in Scotland is available on the Life and Chemical Sciences Scottish Directory and on our Company Profiles page, and you can read some success stories at Case Studies or keep up-to-date with the latest News here.

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