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SME Support Network

Additional organisations that provide support for SMEs in the field of digital molecular technology. 


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Digital Chemistry Tools

Useful resources for computational chemistry and engineering

External SME Support

External Links

Royal Society of Chemistry

RSC scheme dedicated to UK based SMEs that carry out chemistry R&D activities, focussed on providing smaller companies with connections and exposure to bring their innovations to the wider world. Currently supporting just under 400 companies with funding for growth, recruitment support, profile building, professional development, links to key industry connections and investment opportunities. Benefits include Investment Catalyst and Internship Grants.

Peterborough & Cambridgeshire
Growth Works

Growth Works is a strategic business growth initiative that supports ambitious and fast-growing businesses to plan for bigger, scale faster and stay ahead of the game. By providing fully funded business growth expertise and financial investment, workforce skills and talent development as well as inward investment opportunities, we aim to unlock extraordinary potential and business growth.

Cambridge Connect
Health Tech

Cambridge Connect: Health Tech was created to build a highly effective interdisciplinary bridge between the life and physical sciences, bringing together a community from across the University of Cambridge, research institutes, NHS, industry, investors, local and national Government, with a focus on med tech, digital health and therapeutics.

St John’s Innovation Centre
Projects Team

The SJIC Projects Team works with Innovate UK EDGE to provide bespoke support and advice to ambitious, innovative and growing businesses looking to thrive internationally. They provide a range of bespoke support services to ambitious and innovative businesses across the East of England (Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk)


London & South East

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) support its members by providing formal and informal learning networking opportunities across both industry and academia. IChemE works closely with other institutions, universities and networks in the area to encourage debate and promote the application of science and engineering in global issues.

​The London and South East Coast Group is organising a webinar on 31st March 2021 for start-ups.


Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK.

"We bring people together – from business and academia - to meet and share ideas, encouraging collaboration, networking and partnership for shared success. We offer an online directory and news pages and run events, recruitment services and training courses."

Horizons Europe
UK specific

Horizons funding is available to boost Europe’s economic growth by bringing visionary ideas to market through the support of SMEs.


As Horizon Europe activity is increasing, stay updated on developments about the new funding opportunities by joining the mailing list.

Does your organisation  support SMEs?

The iDMT is supporting a growing network of SMEs and we embrace any opportunity to provide them with additional resources and support.


If your organisation provides support for SMEs in the area of chemistry, chemical engineering, machine learning, sustainability and/or artificial intelligence, please get in touch with us.

Bioindustry Association

Innovation Map

The Bioindustry Association (BIA) provides support for start-ups in the UK and has built a directory of accelerators, incubators and mentorship programs that are available in the UK.


This Innovation Map allows like-for-like comparisons of the support offered and the criteria for accessing it, helping you access the expertise, guidance and funding you need to develop your company.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

The CISL Accelerator supports SMEs, innovators and entrepreneurs in creating and integrating innovative sustainability solutions into the core of their business operations.

CISL provides support to push boundaries in sustainability, building a new wave of adaptive, just and future-fit business. Support is delivered through online and face-to-face programmes, events, webinars, hackathons and innovation sprints.



A dynamic representation of the UK’s end-to-end medicines supply chain covering organisations involved in the discovery, development and manufacture of medicines, as well as those supporting the sector.

The interface presents different views of the UK landscape which can help identify the opportunities for collaboration to accelerate ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.


Digital Chemistry Tools

With thanks to Kobi Felton and Zhen Guo of the Lapkin Group for Sustainable Reaction Engineering.




  • RDKit - General purpose cheminformatics

  • Chempy - General purpose chemistry

  • Cirpy - Conversion between molecular representations

  • graph-tool - Graphical analysis

  • h5py - HDF5 for handling large datasets

  • leadmine - data mining of chemical information



  • DeepChem - General purpose library for deep learning in chemistry

  • Chemprop - Message Passing Neural Networks for property prediction

  • sklearn - Toolbox for machine learning




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