RSC Identifies Top-Ten Challenges for the Chemical Sciences

photo : RSC

Using a series of workshops and on-line conultations, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)  has been working for the last year to identify priorities and challenges for the chemical sciences. The intention is to set the science agenda for the coming years.

In total, 41 challenges were identified, with the following top 10

  • Agricultural productivity
  • Conservation of scarce natural resources
  • Conversion of biomass feedstocks
  • Diagnostics for human health
  • Drinking water quality
  • Drugs and therapies
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Nuclear energy
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable product design
Next step for the RSC is to identify partners and start to develop implementation plans for associated projects.

Clearly many of these challenges will increasingly impact the chemical industry and chemicals manufacturers. Involvement in these challenge areas will help address these challenges and support business development. As mentioned in many previous posts, innovation and flexibility are key to long term success.

No comments:

Post a Comment