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Discover the stories of Compact Membrane Systems, winner of three ICIS Awards, including the first ever Alpha Innovator of the Year Award: Environment and Sustainability
Elsevier’s R&D Solutions for Chemicals team visited CMS to find out how ICIS Award recognition has impacted the business, enabling this small organization to
punch above its weight, while also learning how CMS relies on innovation to grow the company, and the value of scientific research in addressing industry challenges.
Winning the ICIS and Alpha Innovator Awards: Impact on the business
Learn about how Sudip Majumdar, CMS’s Chief Technology Officer, achieved his Alpha Moment, gaining recognition as the first ever Alpha Innovator of the Year: Environment and Sustainability, and find out how this recognition has fueled their business.
Innovation: The vital key to success
CMS’s business model is 100% reliant on innovation. Learn how the company’s approach to innovation drives their success.
Leveraging scientific research to address industry challenges
Discover how CMS uses scientific literature to understand industry problems that the company is uniquely positioned to solve – presently, and in the future.
2017 Alpha Innovator of the Year finalists announced
Elsevier’s R&D Solutions is partnering with International Chemical Information Service (ICIS) again this year to sponsor the 14th annual ICIS Innovation Awards. The Alpha Innovator of the Year award, now in its second year, will recognize one individual in each of the following categories:
- Alpha Innovator of the Year – New Product Development/Process Optimization
- Alpha Innovator of the Year – Environment and Sustainability
The short list of successful entries in each category has been announced. Winners will be notified in September, and publicly profiled in the October issue of ICIS Chemical Business. Award presentations will be made in early December at a special lunch in a leading London venue.
New this year, winners will also receive a free trial of Reaxys, Elsevier’s highly intuitive interface and robust database to help chemists retrieve chemistry literature and data in half the time.
Featured Alpha moments
Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst
When new regulations limited the use of tin catalysts, a chemicals company had to seek viable alternatives. They turned to ScienceDirect and their research resulted in filing two patents and potentially boosting revenue by millions.
Meeting customer and regulatory demand
Diverse challenges required this specialty chemicals and performance materials company to seek multiple solutions in order to meet both customer and regulatory demand. Learn how Reaxys and ScienceDirect enabled their teams with the necessary research and literature.
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