Grand Opening of the Innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies (iDMT)

This event will be composed of an opening ceremony as well as a showcase with presentations from SMEs who have received support from the iDMT, University of Cambridge academic groups and the iDMT's industrial partners.

Dates Friday, November 26, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:15 to 12:00
Venue Online
Website Event website

Event details:

The event will include iDMT opening activities in which the centre will be opened and introduced by:

  • Professor Andy Neely OBE, University of Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations
  • Professor Alexei Lapkin, Director of the iDMT and Professor of Sustainable Reaction Engineering
  • Professor Matthew Gaunt, Co-director of the iDMT and the Yusuf Hamied 1702 Professor of Chemistry

The opening will also include virtual lab tours of our facilities, during which questions from attendees on the capabilities of the lab will be welcomed.

This will be followed by an iDMT showcase during which we will hear about:

  • aspects of the scientific foundation behind the iDMT from leading University of Cambridge academics,
  • case studies of how the iDMT provides support for small businesses from the first iDMT-SME partnerships, and
  • the importance of digitalisation from the iDMT’s industrial partners.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the presentations.

The event will be primarily virtual due to the current covid outlook and related room capacity restrictions. Please register your attendance so that you receive further updates, including the finalised event schedule, and the event Zoom link.

More information including the agenda can be found here.



The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.