Entrepreneurship in chemistry can help to turn scientific discoveries into practical solutions, create new jobs and industries, drive innovation and economic growth, and promote sustainability. Chemists should be self-confident in thinking about entrepreneurship because they have the knowledge, problem-solving skills, adaptability, entrepreneurial mindset, and expertise that are necessary for starting a successful business. By leveraging their unique skill set, chemists can develop innovative products and technologies that have a real impact on society.
Here is a growing collection of articles with valuable insights and personal experiences on the intersection of chemistry and entrepreneurship.
An interview with president of IUPAC, professor, entrepreneur, and author Javier García-Martínez
Petro Lahtinen, founder and CEO of Woodio, considers chemical entrepreneurship to be less risky than pursuing an academic career
The skills and knowledge acquired during chemistry studies are an excellent basis, yet the potential is far from being fully exploited
Three investment managers of a venture capital company discuss their work and experience
M. Fricke and R. Subrahmanyam on their 100 % bio-based insulating lignin aerogel and their BASF spin-off
Situation for chemists in Germany for founding a company and benefits for the German industry
Entrepreneurship in chemical training and importance of start-ups for innovation
9 tips to successfully turn discoveries into an everyday reality
How do you form a spin-off company from your research? J. García-Martínez talks about his experiences and how he finds time for his many roles