CCDC Expands Global Talent Pool with Ghana-Based Orgmento

Sean Large (right), senior software engineer at CCDC, during his visit in Accra this summer, and Ayishetu Seidu (left), software engineer at Orgmento.
  • CCDC extends its partnership with Orgmento, a Ghanaian software engineering and data sciences company.
  • The partnership, which started in 2021, has been strengthened by the shared commitment to engineering excellence from both organizations, and has now been extended for a further 3 years.
  • Software engineering teams from the CCDC and Orgmento will build software to advance structural science.

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) announces a three-year extension with partners Orgmento, a software engineering and data sciences company based in Accra, Ghana.

Orgmento delivers sustainable professional development in software engineering and data sciences from Africa, supporting clients in creating expertly designed, adaptable software and data solutions that align with their partners’ organizational goals.

Through the partnership, Orgmento software engineers work alongside CCDC colleagues on CCDC structural science software and tools used by scientists across the globe in pharmaceutical discovery, materials development, research and education.

Sean Large (far left) of the CCDC and Patrick Simpe-Asante (far right), Orgmento co-founder and Director of Software Engineering, with the Orgmento team.

The philosophy of Orgmento focuses on creating a positive impact in Africa by empowering local talent with opportunities to grow and thrive in software engineering and data science. This vision aligns with the values of the CCDC, who are committed to shaping the future of structural science by serving global scientific communities for the public benefit.

The partnership has evolved through various stages, with the Orgmento engineers being upskilled remotely in crystallography and CCDC’s engineering tools and processes, before joining CCDC’s teams as fully-fledged remote contributors.

Dr. Jürgen Harter, CEO, CCDC, said “We are delighted to extend our engineering partnership with Orgmento, further strengthening our commitment to supporting research and education in underrepresented communities and making structural data more accessible worldwide.”

“The enrichment derived from the partnership has been immeasurable for all. While Orgmento benefits from the expertise of CCDC in crystallography and structural analysis, the partnership also affords CCDC the opportunity to diversify its global workforce and perspective,” says Patrick Simpe-Asante, Orgmento co-founder and Director of Software Engineering.

“We look forward to continuing to leverage our respective strengths and expertise, as we maintain our partnership with CCDC into the future.” he continued.

While the partnership has been entirely remote for the past 18 months, Sean Large, a senior software engineer at CCDC, had the opportunity to meet the Orgmento software engineering team in-person in Accra, Ghana, this summer. As well as being able to experience Ghanaian culture first-hand, it was also an opportunity to reflect on the onboarding process and further strengthen the already thriving business relations between Orgmento and the CCDC.

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