The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is the UK’s national technology and innovation centre to serve and support the process manufacturing industries. CPI is chosen by key industry leaders and SMEs to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes.

CPI works across a range of technology platforms, each of which have the potential to generate a substantial impact on the future of manufacturing. They provide product and process development facilities and expertise in industrial biotechnology and biorefining, formulation and flexible manufacturing, printable electronics and biologics with the overall aim of creating less waste, cleaner, more efficient and more economic products and processes.

CPI’s open innovation model enables their clients to develop products and prove processes with minimal risk. They provide assets and expertise so their customers can demonstrate their process and prove it is feasible before investing substantial amounts of money in capital equipment and training. New products and processes can be proven; on paper, in the lab and in the plant before being manufactured at an industrial scale.