A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses



Leading positive
change for global industry

Growing at an average rate of 2.6% per annum, the process sector is now worth £70bn to the nation?s economy, and is the UK?s fastestgrowing industry. North East England?s contribution is some 25% of this national total, with the sector representing 30% of the North East industrial base

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has played a central role in this growth, stimulating a more innovative, sustainable and competitive sector by reducing the risks associated with innovation, allowing businesses to take advantage of growing international demand.

Linked into industry and with the ability to select the best of academia, CPI uses its own facilities, comprising of development laboratories and pilotplants, to scale-up innovation right through to industrial application. Adopting a new model of market-led innovation; identifying industry requirements through collaborative rather than competitive partnerships with research and industry; CPI brings together market ?pull? from industry with technology ?push? from academia to translate scientific research into commercial reality.

This approach has already been highlighted by the government as a case study for best practice in its White Paper ?Innovation Nation?, published in March 2008 by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

The process industry can be best described as the manufacturing route in which chemical change has taken place and where material resources, natural and reused, are transformed into products that benefit society. CPI is in a strong position to become a national centre of international importance helping the process and manufacturing industry to continually innovate and evolve. It has proven to be a pre-eminent innovation partner for UK industry, collaborating with industry and internationally leading research universities to translate research and development expertise into new products and processes. Subsequently, CPI has become an international leader for innovation in four key technology areas that offer the most sustainable growth potential:

Advanced processes

CPI has unique capability in advanced processing, in both bio and chemo processing methods. Substantial investments in innovative process technologies has created a suite of ?plug and play? facilities offering both standard and novel solutions in chemical and physical processing. The National Industrial Biotechnology Facility (NIBF) delivers a full range of biotechnology manufacturing and marine biotechnology facilities, with mirrored development and pilot scale equipment enabling reliable scale-up trials.

Printable electronics

Simultaneously, the centre manages and delivers PETEC, a national flagship centre which will open in October 2008. Playing a key role in driving the UK?s competitiveness in the field of printed electronics, the centre will de-risk industrial research and development within the printed electronics sector, and is the ideal facility for startups and larger manufacturing companies looking to get prototype production up and running.

Low-carbon energy

To utilise the wide-ranging process industry expertise which exists within the region, CPI provides sustainable low-carbon energy solutions by exploiting the chemical energy contained in materials; developing new feed-stocks; providing improved conservation and resource efficiency; and delivering critical demonstrator projects and infrastructure.

Functional materials

CPI?s work in this field brings together two national initiatives, NanoCentral® and Nano KTN, as well as incorporating a number of other projects, such as managing the Nanotechnologies Industries Association (NIA) and collaboration on the Atomic Layer Deposition with Newcastle University to support the growth of the industry.

The recent merger of CPI and the Centre of Excellence for Nano, Micro and Photonic Systems (Cenamps) earlier this year, reinforced the centre?s position as the lead driver for innovation in the UK. And with its extensive range of physical assets, a high calibre of scientists and an array of skilled expertise on its staff, CPI is in the best possible position to help industry continually innovate and keep up with the marketplace at a time of great change and opportunity.

For more information, contact:
CPI Head Office:
Wilton Centre
Redcar TS10 4RF
Tel: +44 (0) 1642 455 340