In 2011 CPI was named as the process element of the government’s elite network of Catapult centres. This awards CPI direct involvement in UK and EU strategy alongside substantial sustained investment to ensure our staff and facilities are at the cutting edge of product and process development.
The inception of the Catapult provides UK business with a gateway to access the best manufacturing talent and facilities in the country. It is also a two-way communication channel to the heart of government and a valuable conduit for funding from both the public and private sectors for projects and initiatives with due merit.
It will do this by helping accelerate new concepts to commercial reality. More specifically, the HVM Catapult gives scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs access to a pool of expertise and experience within academia, research, industry and government.
It bridges the gap between early innovation, where the UK has traditionally been strong, and industrial-scale manufacturing, where real wealth is created and the UK is relatively uncompetitive.
This allows progressive businesses and organisations – from large conglomerates to SMEs – to build new partnerships and products with significantly reduced risks.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is formed from seven centres across the United Kingdom. These are..
Manufacturing Research Centre
|Manufacturing Technology Centre||Advanced Forming Research Centre|
|National Composite Centre||Warwick Manufacturing Group|