Academic Venue Provides Excellent Setting For Technology Transfer Event


Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT) Ltd is a nanomaterials innovation, management and technology consulting company based in Cambridge. The event recently hosted at Murray Edwards College was related to UltraMAT, an Innovate UK three-year funded project, conducted with a number of key partners working in the field.

Around 50 people registered to participate in the UltraMAT Open Day, from leading manufacturing companies and universities including: BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe Ltd, University of Cambridge and Cranfield University.


Mónica Spreadbury, Senior Administrative Assistant, who organised the event said:

“The criteria for this particular event were: location, the size of rooms for conference and exhibition space and facilities for on-site parking, especially for exhibitors.

“Murray Edwards fully met our needs on this occasion. The event included an exhibition and transportation to the room was a bit of a challenge, especially with one particular exhibitor with a very heavy item. However the College provided the right equipment for transportation, handling and storage which was a real help and much appreciated by our exhibitors.

“The Kaetsu Centre was an excellent setting for our meeting and the use of a separate and lockable room for the exhibition, gave our exhibitors peace of mind.

In general we prefer to host our event in a College venue, as it gives our participants a unique experience of Cambridge and, as most of our events are facilitating technology transfer between academia and industry, a college venue is ideal.


Pre-event our main contact was Louise Segar, who helped us to visualise and discuss the arrangements in detail and then during and post-event we were looked after by Myriam Larauche. Both were fantastic and extremely helpful. The catering staff were also very friendly, professional and accommodating to our needs on the day.

“Murray Edwards is a very attractive venue, with its location and parking facilities, especially for events where the majority of participants are from the UK.

“We are very happy with how our event went and will be back at the Kaetsu Centre again, to hold another event this July.”

Date of event: 30th January 2020

Type of event: Open Day, Workshop and Exhibition

Group size: 40

Facilities used: Kaetsu Centre