Welcome to our collaborative chemistry collection, which shows collaborations creating a more connected tomorrow as challenges in science and industry increase

Some scientific problems are too big and too complex to be addressed and handled alone. They may require expertise only a collective can deliver in a given timeframe. These past months, doctors, researchers, engineers and scientists from all sectors worldwide worked together to confront the coronavirus outbreak in a spirit of collaboration.

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed how those in scientific industries are approaching their work. By adopting a culture that empowers partnerships, stakeholders can use collaboration to catalyse innovation and growth. That’s why the R&D ecosystem is responding to the current crisis with teamwork and cooperation. 

With workforces less office-bound, advances in digital technology are supporting working relationships that transcend proximity.

The eighth digital supplement developed by Notch Communications and Chemistry World celebrates this collaborative spirit.

In this supplement, our partners at CPI discuss how multi-stakeholder communications encourage the adoption of advanced technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. We hear from Umicore about the importance of cooperation in chemical creation and innovation. Johnson Matthey’s catalysis team shows how teamwork delivers successful projects. And from Dr. Ehrenstorfer we gain insights into the reference standards sector and how the company continues to deliver quality solutions to its customers in spite of the pandemic.

Finally, we highlight the ground-breaking work at the forefront of pharma. In the ninth issue of our digital supplement, we will share the innovations that will help deliver the next wave of life-saving technologies, therapeutics and tools. If you have a story, please get in touch.