In an increasingly global market, generating innovative new ideas is vital to the sustainability of the chemical industry. Thinking needs to be cross-functional, innovation is not restricted to new molecules alone. There is scope to be innovative in various business processes,including operations, supply chain, human resources and general commercial activity.

On the technical aspects, the Northwest has a rich history of scientific discovery that continues today. Building on a strong academic knowledge base, high-tech fine and speciality chemical companies are spearheading the development of industry in the region.Their products support growth in established and emerging sectors, including biotechnology and ICT.  

Chemicals Northwest provides practical solutions to drive innovation in all areas of business, bringing together key groups from academia and industry. More information on some of these groups is available in the sub-pages of this section (see the navigation menu in the column on the left).