Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
CPI’s mission is to ensure that every great invention gets the best opportunity to become a successfully marketed product or process. Their integrated approach incorporates our three core capabilities to ensure you are given the best chance at successful innovation.
They 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. CPI utilise their 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, by applying their extensive knowledge and application of innovation processes allows them to support you with the most suitable technical advice and facilities for your market.
This integrated approach incorporates three core offerings to ensure you are given the best chance of successful commercialisation.
- Expertise in securing funding for partners
- Enabling the right partnerships, connections and funding routes at the right time.
- Industry relevant expertise and assets
- Delivering product development, proof of concept and scale-up services.
- Knowledge and application of innovation processes
- Business services and consultancy to reduce risk and speed up time to market.
The North East Technology Park (NETPark) is home to CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre, National Formulation Centre and National Healthcare Photonics Centre.
CPI works closely with academia, industry and government to bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation. Our work enables products to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market, delivering highly-skilled jobs and economic growth to the UK.
The facilities offered across a network of sites provide equipment and technical expertise that help companies to develop next-generation products and processes. These centres support cross-sector knowledge sharing and allow the formation of unique innovation networks across the entire supply chain. Working together, CPI help companies bring their innovative ideas to market sooner, with reduced risk.