Are you a Small to Medium-sized Enterprise based in North East England? Are you looking to develop a new product or process or improve an existing one? Do you have a challenge that requires technical expertise?

CPI is delivering a programme on behalf of the European Regional Development Fund called IMPACT (Innovative Materials via Precision Additive Coating Technologies). This programme is fully funded through the State Aid Scheme, and support is based around challenges within additive manufacturing (3D printing) and the precision coating of materials. This can include coatings, adhesives, inks, resins, textiles, polymers and specialist sensors.

Companies can benefit from the following support from CPI:

  • Technical expertise located in state-of-the-art research facilities
  • Feasibility and research studies
  • Proof of concept and prototyping
  • Assisting the development of new and/​or improved products, materials and processes
  • Formulation
  • Evaluation of novel materials including inks, coatings, adhesives and resins
  • Material characterisation
  • Understanding material behaviour in extreme environments
  • Signposting to continuation funding via collaborative projects, or national programmes

Find out more here.

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The North East Technology Park provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets. NETPark encourages collaborative multidisciplinary links, driving innovation, enterprise and economic prosperity.
We provide companies with access to a focused and international community where talent flourishes, ideas are generated and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

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Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic

The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI
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