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Following OBN’s conversations with Mary Nnankya representing SCI’s Membership Affairs Committee and Thames and Kennet Regional Group, SCI has signed a reciprocal and mutually beneficial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OBN.

SCI is a unique multidisciplinary forum where science meets business on independent and impartial grounds. Established in 1881 as the Society of Chemical Industry, SCI is today a registered charity with individual members in over 70 countries. Its headquarters are in London.

Since its foundation, SCI's principal objective has been to further the application of chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit, through its events and publications.

OBN is a not-for-profit membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. Its aim is: To Support the UK's Emerging Life Sciences Companies

In this partnership, both parties will benefit from introductions to companies and organisations that are within their respective memberships including SMEs and the NHS in the case of OBN.

Len Copping, Chair of the Membership Affairs Committee and SCI Honorary Secretary, said that this association was ‘an exciting opportunity for SCI to work closely with OBN. SCI and OBN (UK) Ltd have complementary skills, expertise and services that are relevant to our respective clients, customers, members and networks of business and other contacts. This MOU will allow us to work together for the mutual benefit of all our respective customers and members. It gives us both an opportunity to engage with different people and different skill sets. It marks a landmark step forward for both organisations’.

Jon Rees, CEO, OBN, said ‘I am delighted to have agreed a formal memorandum of understanding together with the SCI, and look forward to closer collaboration in our members’ mutual best interests.’

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SCI is an inclusive, inter-disciplinary forum connecting scientists and business people to advance the commercial application of chemistry and related sciences for public benefit. SCI is a unique international forum which anyone can join to share and exchange information, ideas, innovations and research. Members can access its growing network of member specialists from sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, waste and environment, energy, materials and manufacturing and health and well-being.

The Society, in partnership with Wiley, publishes a portfolio of high quality scientific journals and books that attract contributions from scientists worldwide.

About OBN
OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. OBN’s 370 Member companies are located across the Golden Triangle and beyond to Nottingham, Manchester and Scotland and benefit from our networking, partnering, purchasing, advising and advocacy activities.  OBN is best known for its delivery of BioTrinity (May 11-13), Europe’s leading life sciences investment and biopartnering conference.

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About SCI: where science meets business

SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary network connecting scientists, business people, students and other key players involved in science-based innovation. SCI promotes innovation via its international network to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society.

SCI works across crucial sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, and health and wellbeing.


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