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Science and innovation

The pace of scientific development never stands still, and neither do we.

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dedicated scientists

We're dedicated to creating the sustainable technologies of the future, shaped around our customers’ needs. Using our knowledge of chemistry and its applications, we research, develop and innovate solutions to make the world cleaner and healthier.

Our central research and development (R&D) team provides the backbone of JM's core scientific capabilities. Working alongside customer-facing R&D specialists our teams develop cutting edge innovations to meet our customers' challenges. Collectively they deliver a balanced portfolio of short, medium and long-term research, giving us a sustained pipeline of new and enhanced products.

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Innovation - the crucial ingredient of our success for over 200 years

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In a world of change, our continued growth will come from our ability to turn scientific expertise and creative thinking into compelling new propositions that deliver real value for our customers and the world. For us, this is the definition of innovation.

JM is full of incredibly talented people with a real passion for science and commitment to innovation. The innovation chain includes understanding customer and market needs, investigating solutions through R&D, scaling up to manufacturing and then selling the products and solutions that have been developed. So all disciplines contribute in innovation. And we’re committed to creating an environment where these innovations can flourish. That’s as much about encouraging creativity and innovation within our business as it is about engaging with the world outside in a spirit of partnership and collaboration.

Innovating for the future

We know that delivering successful ideas can take time; that’s why we’re prepared to take a long-term view, making well considered investments in the future. Yet we know the importance of being one step ahead, so we’re equally committed to investing in the processes that bring breakthrough science and new products to the market faster and more cost-effectively.

We also run programmes internally and externally to foster new ideas from our people, our partners and our collaborations.

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The science behind a cleaner, healthier world

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Expert insights

Leading opinions and insights from major stakeholders, academic professionals and JM thought leaders on topics surrounding clean air, clean energy, healthcare and the efficient use of the planet's natural resources.
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We collaborate with our customers, industry stakeholders and organisations throughout the innovation ecosystem to develop breakthrough ideas and convert our core science expertise into new products and processes.
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Core capabilities

We take our knowledge of chemistry and materials and use it to solve your complex problems, whether that is scaling up manufacturing or developing new and next generation products. View our core capabilities.
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Free access to Johnson Matthey’s international journal of research exploring science and technology in industrial applications.
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