...to address the
challenges of future
generations

We look closer...

...improves the lives

of millions

Focus by the few...

...helps understand

the bigger picture

Detecting the tiniest detail...

...to address the
challenges of future
generations

We look closer...

...improves the lives

of millions

Focus by the few...

...helps understand

the bigger picture

Detecting the tiniest detail...

...to address the
challenges of future
generations

We look closer...

...improves the lives of millions

Focus by the few...

...helps understand

the bigger picture

Detecting the tiniest detail...

Innovation Collaboration Sustainability

Who We Are

As the European R&D centre for global chemicals giant Sumitomo Chemical, we collaborate with partners in academia and industry to address some of the most complex challenges facing society today.

Our Technologies

The technologies developed at today’s CDT are very different from those which made us the ‘poster child’ for UK innovation. Our portfolio is now far wider and encompasses innovation across multiple scientific disciplines and sectors.

Our Role

From developing visions for a brighter, more sustainable future, to the production of early stage technology prototypes, our span of activities is unusually wide. Through our parent company, we have access to finance and markets around the globe.

Working with Us

Whether as a partner organisation, or as a valued member of the CDT team, you’ll find CDT a great place for positive, talented people with their eyes on a better future.

“Our business must benefit society at large, not just our own interests”

Business philosophy of the Sumitomo family, handed down from the 17th century

We Are CDT

An organisation like ours depends on the diverse talents of its people, and on a dynamic, positive culture in which each can give their best. Our CDT family is a combination of long experience and fresh talent, working together to achieve remarkable outcomes for us all.

Hear what they have to say…  

If you are interested in working with or for us, we'd love to hear from you!