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Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

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23-27 September 2024 | University of Cambridge

iDMT Centre of Excellence is offering its first summer school in Digital Technologies for Chemical R&D. The summer school will be in person and limited to 20 participants.

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22 October 2024 | Royal Society of Chemistry, London

This workshop is co-organised by the iDMT and Materials Innovation Factory (MIF), University of Liverpool. The event will focus on developing the necessary skills for successful implementation and operation of digital laboratories

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Lecture Series

These talks are being held monthly at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and are open to anyone. 
The Lecture Series is focused on dissemination of cutting-edge developments related to the many facets of chemistry digitalisation. Each session has two speakers, providing an engaging discussion from both an academic and industry perspective on a common theme.  

Previous Events

06-07 July 2023 | University of Cambridge

The conference will feature keynote and invited lectures from global champions of research in ML/AI in chemistry/(bio)chemical engineering, and regular lectures selected from the community submissions.

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29-30 March 2023 | Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

Throughout the two-days of interactive sessions, participants had the opportunity to hear from members of academia, industry and other SMEs and discuss the emerging opportunities within digital molecular technology and their practical implementation.

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29 June 2022 | Hybrid

Digital Labs represent a paradigm shift for research organisations. This workshop brought businesses at the forefront of this challenge together to discuss advanced options and the path towards fully digital labs.


27-28 June 2022 | Hybrid

Democratising Machine Learning in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

iDMT Grand Opening

26 November 2021 | Hybrid

Following an extensive refurbishment of both laboratory and office space, join us for the official opening of the iDMT, housed in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge! Click the image to be taken to the dedicated Opening page including event recording.

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6-7 July 2021 | Online

Democratising Machine Learning in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

iDMT Network Event:
Core Challenges in Adopting ML & AI for SMEs

8 June 2021 | Online

This event for the iDMT community included two presentations and an interactive discussion on the topic of core challenges in adopting ML and AI for SMEs.

  • Difficulties with modularity in laboratory automation for flow synthesis – Dr Nicholas Jose, Accelerated Materials Founder (download slides)

  • Access to Data in a Fully Digital Lab – Professor Alexei Lapkin, iDMT Director (download slides)

KTN Event: Digital Technologies for the Chemicals using Industries

23 March 2021 | Online

This was an exciting event that brought together digital technology providers, manufacturers, research organisations and academics to showcase existing and emerging digital technologies for the chemicals, materials and formulations industries.

Watch our 2 minute pitch featuring Professor Alexei Lapkin, iDMT Director, and Dr Celeste van den Bosch, iDMT Project Manager.

iDMT Webinar

Mon 15 March 2021 | Online

Introduction to iDMT for the University of Cambridge community from the iDMT director, Professor Alexei Lapkin, followed by a live Q&A.


Recording currently not available


14 January 2021 | Online

Transforming chemistry-using industries with Digital Molecular Technologies presented by Professor Alexei Lapkin, iDMT Director, at a Cambridge Network Webinar

Previous Events
Press Articles

Press Articles

"New centre delivers digital revolution"

Ellie Hall

University of Cambridge

Tony Quested

Business Weekly

Mike Scialom

Cambridge Independent

University of Cambridge

Tony Quested

Business Weekly


Paddy Smith

AI Magazine

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