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CPI launches programme to support SMEs

CPI launches programme to support SMEs

CPI, an independent technology centre, has announced the launch of a programme aiming to support small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a wide range of sectors in the North East of England. The UK European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has committed maximum funding in the region of £1.4m (US$1.9m).

  • 25th January 2021

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

2015 marks the centenary of the Great Shell Crisis of World War I (WWI), in which the British Army was running short of munitions. The subsequent scaling up of the supply of high explosives and propellants became a major achievement of the embryonic chemical engineering profession under the leadership of Kenneth Bingham Quinan.

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

For a series called Chemical Engineers who Changed the World, it would be downright rude not to feature the man who is widely regarded as the founding father of the discipline and the spiritual father of IChemE.