Centre for Process Innovation

CPI acts as a catalyst bringing together academia, businesses, government and investors to translate bright ideas and research into the marketplace. We do this by connecting our customers with the right experts, equipment, facilities, networks, funding and more – joining the dots for effective innovation.

We are a leading independent technology innovation centre and a founding member of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established in 2004, our teams tirelessly apply their many years of experience to ensure that every great invention gets the best opportunity to become a successfully marketed product or process. From our world-class facilities in the North East of England, we work with partners across diverse markets in the UK and around the world, to drive their innovations forward and help them to reduce the risk and cost associated with product development.

Our integrated approach incorporates our three core capabilities to ensure you are given the best chance at successful innovation. We provide you with industry-relevant expertise and assets, supporting you with proof of concept and scale up services for the development of your innovative products and processes. We utilise our understanding of the funding landscape and of how to engage with government and private investors, to help you access the necessary funding support for your project. Finally, our extensive knowledge and application of innovation processes allows us to support you with the most suitable technical advice and facilities for your market.