Who We Are

CDT is unique

With a prestigious heritage, and an exciting present, we focus on delivering a better future

Innovation is an over-used word, yet we take it further. In everything we do, from cutting edge science through to life enhancing applications, we strive for better.

As the European research and development arm of global chemicals giant Sumitomo Chemical, we benefit from the financial strength and market channels of our parent. Our current work spans projects from wave guide materials to water scarcity; from smart sensors to squeezed cities.

Although our activities are complex, what drives us is simple. We collaborate with partners – universities, manufacturers and end users – to investigate, develop and deliver sustainable solutions to some of today’s and tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

Read more about CDT’s unique values, role and heritage here:

Innovation through Partnership | Sustainability | Our History