Partnering with CDT

CDT and its network of partner companies and university groups provide complementary expertise and knowledge to accelerate the translation of research into products. Working with organisations like yours, we follow through on innovation with the capability to commercialise. Open Innovation partnerships enhance our research technology portfolio. We actively seek to work with companies and research institutes that have:
  • A promising technology but lack the infrastructure to bring the development to commercial readiness
  • Expertise that could resolve a specific technical challenge that we are facing
  • A unique materials-based technology
The cutting edge
CDT has interest in a huge range of novel technologies and actively works with partners to develop the potential for these technologies into marketable solutions. Supported by the financial strength and market channels of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., CDT is ideally placed to accelerate research and development in areas such as the following:
Flexible and Stretchable Electronics
  • FlexOLED
  • Wearable electronics and smart textiles
  • Flexible and stretchable electrodes
  • Electroluminescent fibres
Printed Electronic Devices
  • FlexOLED
  • Organic photo-diode
  • Printed electronics x-ray reader
  • Biosensors
  • Printed supercapacitor-battery hybrid
  • Internet of Things (IoT) power module
Electronic Materials
  • Non-graphene 2D materials
  • Organic magnets
  • Electro-spinning polymers
  • Electro-adhesive materials
Electronics and IT Production
  • New patterning technologies
  • New Photo-resists
    •  e.g. Ultra high resolution (<10 nm) or highly anisotropic etching
  • Agricultural robotics
  • Active release
    •  e.g. systems where environmental triggers release
  • Bio-sensors and gas sensors
  • Electro-spinning polymers
  • In-situ root imaging and phenotyping
Environmental Health
  • Active release
  • Electro-spinning polymers
Medical Imaging
  • Printed electronics x-ray reader
  • Photo-acoustic markers
  • Biosensors
  • Fluorescent tags
  • Liquid biopsies
  • Wearable medical sensors
    • For disease or condition monitoring or diagnosis
  • Cell sorting
  • Pre-biotic and nutritional compounds
  • Smart wound dressing
  • Sensors for bio-reactors
Energy Storage
  • Printed supercapacitor-battery hybrid
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Internet of Things (IoT) power module
Energy Generation and Harvesting
  • Piezoelectric generators
  • Thermoelectric generators
  • Internet of Things (IoT) power module
  • Hydrogen production
  • Microbial electrolysis of cells
Functional Materials and Coatings
  • Electro-spinning polymers
  • Low friction surfaces
  • Composites
  • Smart packaging
  • Organic magnets
  • Flame retardant materials
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Fully isotropic plastics for 3D printing
  • Photo-printable plastics for 3D printing
Sustainable Future Technologies
  • Magneto-calorific refrigeration
  • Alumina aerogels for high temperature insulation
Resource Efficient Production
  • Electrochemical synthesis in ionic liquids
  • Flow chemistry
  • Organic catalysts

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