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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has long recognised the need for a greater level of commercialisation of public and charity funded research, as well as for educational programmes focused on instilling the enterprise mindset in future generations. Indeed, the Department already has a strong record in facilitating technology transfer from its research platforms to the marketplace: In the last decade, the Institute of  Biotechnology alone has filed around 100 patent applications, established nine successful spin-off companies and have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its 21st century vision for bio-entrepreneurship.

We believe that the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a most attractive collaborative partner for joint research with industry. However, we also recognise that our impact from fundamental research in processes, healthcare and materials arises via different routes and cultural pathways. Impact is driven through:

  • Industrial links via consultancy, studentships, contracts and longer term research programmes, which can lead to improved processes, thereby enhancing productivity, competitiveness and wealth creation
  • Entrepreneurship, leading to spin-outs, where CEB has extended this to embrace social and ethical entrepreneurship
  • Clinical relationships resulting from a combination of entrepreneurial and collaborative activities

 

University Enterprise activities:

Latest news

CEB entrepreneur shines at climate tech competition with air pollution sensor network

24 September 2020

As one of three winners of the Women4Climate Tech Challenge, Lorena Gordillo-Dagallier secures funding and support to pilot her project in Stockholm and Lisbon

Katherine Smart makes brewing history as the first woman to be appointed as Renter Warden of the Worshipful Company of Brewers

27 August 2020

Our Lecturer in Brewing and Distilling Science and Diageo’s expert brewer, Katherine Smart, is the first woman to be appointed Renter Warden of one of the oldest of the City guilds or livery companies.

Helen Schofield awarded Salters' Institute graduate prize

24 August 2020

Student Helen Schofield, who graduated from our Chemical Engineering degree this summer, has been awarded the 2020 Salters' Institute Graduate Award