Meet-the-buyer – Cambridge Display Company

Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) was spun out from the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in 1992 and became a fully-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co. (SCC) in 2007. As the European Research and Development arm of global chemicals giant Sumitomo Chemical, CDT benefits from the financial strength and market channels of SCC. CDT is looking for novel materials in Energy Storage for batteries and fuel cell technologies.

Meet the Buyer events offer interesting opportunities for your company to get in touch with the leading enterprises in a variety of business sectors. The event is invite only and will give you the chance to have an individual one-to-one meeting with key decision makers. Join the event, establish valuable collaborations, pitch your products and services, and discuss business partnerships that can fast-forward your company’s growth.

Deadline for Applications: 14 August 2020

Online Meetings Between Successful Applicants and CDT: w/c 7 September 2020

Buyer profile What is their business?

Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) is a fully owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, and acts as their European Research and Development arm. Sumitomo Chemical is a major chemical company with headquarters in Japan. It operates businesses in five sectors – Petrochemicals & Plastics, Energy & Functional Materials, IT-related Chemicals, Health & Crop Sciences, and Pharmaceuticals. It has 77 overseas facilities which enable global markets reach.

As well as working on our own research projects (which span from wave guide materials to water scarcity; from smart sensors to squeezed cities), in 2020 a new Corporate Venturing and Innovation activity was started within CDT, actively looking for new technologies and start-up companies that will help solve the challenges of society through the creation of innovation and new value, in synergy with SCC business. Given the strong links with the parent company, CDT benefits from the financial strength and channels to market of SCC.

While we are interested in many areas of new technology, our innovation interest focuses on four priority areas: 1) Healthcare, 2) Environment and Energy, 3) Food, 4) Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The Energy & Functional Materials Sector provides a wide variety of functional chemical products that contribute to reducing the environmental impact and conserving energy and natural resources, including inorganic materials such as alumina used in energy- saving products, high-performance polymer additives, super engineering plastics and lithium- ion secondary battery materials (e.g. battery separators) used in electronic components and next-generation vehicles.

What are they looking for?

We are looking for novel materials in Energy & Functional Materials Sector.
– Energy storage materials
– Rechargeable battery & Fuel cell materials
– Cathode, anode and electrolyte materials for fast charging batteries in electric

vehicles (particularly solid state)

How can you apply?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Auriane Cirasuolo by sending an email to auriane.cirasuolo@cambridgecleantech.org.uk briefly outlining the interest of your company in the Buyer’s case. You should include a summary of why your product or service meets the buyers needs, a link to your webite and your contact deails. You can also contact your regional SCALE-UP partner.

SCALE-UP PARTNERS

This Meet the Buyer event is an exclusive invitation for companies associated with the partner organisations in the North Sea region. Cleantech member organisations have joined forces in the Interreg SCALE-UP project to enable cross-border business contacts between SMEs with green solutions and established large companies. The overall aim is to facilitate for innovative cleantech companies to scale up your start-up. Consultants at the member organisations help participants prepare the meetings and support them through the business process.