Originally funded by the regional development agency as Yorkshire Chemical Focus
, the membership organisation said the "cluster" concept also aimed to allow networking with organisations such as trade bodies, societies and university specialist centres.
This theme relates to the movement in toxicology from a chemical focus
to a pathway or network-disruption focus.
"There won't be much change from 1bn euros when all the big projects are installed here," claims Glyn Hughes, chief executive of industry cluster Humber Chemical Focus
Other speakers include Jane Mockford, Yorkshire Chemical Focus
: Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) ( New Ways of doing Business; and Ian Paddock, Camtique Limited: Mission Critical Shift Handover.
Today, even though the conference retains its chemical focus
, it has significantly expanded beyond chemistry.
The service is promoted by Yorkshire Chemical Focus
, the Deighton-based support group for the region's chemical industry.
John Seymour, rural affairs spokesperson for North East Biofuels, said the Humber Chemical Focus
was in discussions to develop a biofuel operation near the River Humber in East Yorkshire.
Huddersfield-based Yorkshire Chemical Focus
is leading a delegation of manufacturers and suppliers from the region to the event, In-cosmetics, which takes place from April 21 to 23 in Munich, Germany.
The National Skills Academy of the Process Industries began its life through a collaboration of the Regional Chemical Initiatives, NEPIC, Chemicals Northwest, Yorkshire and Humber Chemical Focus
and the industry skills council, Cogent.
Yorkshire Chemical Focus
, based in Huddersfield, will also be responsible for the Water Industry Forumuntil March 2011, under the terms of the contract agreed with regional development agency Yorkshire Forward.
NEPIC gained support for PINSA from regional chemical initiatives Humber and Yorkshire chemical focus
, Chemicals North-west and the Sector Skills Council Cogent.
CONFERENCE: Tim Hird, of Yorkshire Chemical Focus
, Mike McFarlane, of Ciba, and Michele Smale, from the Children Challenging Industry project (PW151008E)