Getting CASTEP

Temporary Notice for Academic Users

Following the acquisition of Accelrys by Dassault Systèmes, we are pleased to report the successful conclusion of negotiations between Cambridge Enterprise (who own the CASTEP IP) and Dassault Systèmes to establish a renewed partnership.

As a result of these negotiations the previous UK academic licencing agreement has been terminated as has the European academic source code distribution which was previously offered by Accelrys.

The CASTEP Developers Group (CDG) and Cambridge Enterprise are excited to announce a cost-free worldwide source code license to CASTEP and NMR CASTEP for academic use. The CDG looks forward to welcoming a global community of CASTEP users and developers. Further details on licensing and source code availability will be provided here shortly.

Industry and commercial use.

CASTEP may be purchased as part of the Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA Materials Studio software from BIOVIA.