Company Profile: iFormulate Ltd

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iFormulate Ltd ( was founded in 2012 to provide consultancy and customised R&D and innovation services to companies working in the field of Formulation Science and Technology.  We offer consultancy, idea generation and development, assistance with commercialisation, market and business development, training and events.

Here’s what our clients say about us.

iFormulate® is an EU registered trade mark of iFormulate Ltd.

How Can We Help You?

With our extensive range of contacts inside large and small companies in all formulating sectors, and a comprehensive network of academics and consultants, we provide our clients with tailor-made solutions. Guided by your needs, we don’t offer standard solutions; instead we give you exactly what you want. Here are some examples of the sorts of things we can do for you:

  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting for your formulations – in the lab or in production
  • Advice on experimental programmes and methods in support of your new formulation developments
  • Generation and development of ideas for your in-house development programmes.
  • Consultancy and advice on both technical and commercial topics in the area of formulation.
  • Assistance with commercialisation of new technologies and of new applications of existing technologies.
  • Business and market development.
  • Technology Scouting: Helping you find new formulation technologies and making connections
  • Tailor-made Open Innovation Workshops.
  • Finding collaboration partners to build R&D and innovation projects.
  • Training, both bespoke in-house or online training as well as open training courses.
  • Technical and market information updates.
  • Technical and Open Innovation seminars in the field of formulation.
  • Strategic foresighting in the business and technology of formulation.

Formulation and the Industries We Cover

Successful exploitation of formulation science and technology is vital to adding value in numerous industries including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Personal Care, Detergents & Cleaners, Inks, Coatings, Agrochemicals, Biocides and Foods. Formulated products can be complex and formulation is a multidisciplinary technology which often needs to be demystified. We aim to simplify challenges in formulation and by working across all of these industries we can spot opportunities to transfer ideas, technologies and solutions from one industry to another to help companies meet challenges and solve problems.

How Can You Work With Us?

It’s very simple – just give us a call or send us an e-mail and let us know what your challenges and needs are. After that initial contact we will follow-up with an in-person or phone conversation at which we will agree a client brief. Based on that brief we will develop a fully costed proposal for the assignment with deliverables, timescales and optional extras. Then you simply decide whether you want to engage us or not.

We are a lean and flexible organisation so we work quickly and effectively. For most assignments we plan an informal mid-project review to ensure we are on the right track and giving you exactly what you want. At the review we discuss with you the direction of our work with you and use this discussion to guide the remainder of the assignment.

About iFormulate and How To Find Us

iFormulate Ltd ( was founded by Dr David Calvert and Dr Jim Bullock in 2012. We are highly experienced industry professionals who have spent our careers in and around the business and technology of formulation and of the chemical ingredients which go into formulated products. With combined expertise and experience which covers R&D, science, technical service, marketing, regulatory affairs, business strategy, product management, business development and consultancy we believe we have the skills to deliver exactly what you want.

Our contact details are as follows:

Dr David Calvert, Director.              E:                 M: +44 (0)7860 519582

Dr Jim Bullock, Director.                 E:                      M: +44 (0)7450 436515                                               Twitter: @iFormulate