Who we are and what we do
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At CPI we work with our partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries. In doing so, we support the development of next-generation manufacturing organisations which require highly-skilled jobs, and will result in sustained economic growth for the UK.
Our partners operate across diverse markets including Healthcare, Food & Agriculture, FMCG, Electronics, Energy, Transportation and Construction. CPI is able to support such a broad-base of industries through our unique innovation processes, together with our diverse and expanding platform of technological expertise.
Overall the combination of CPI’s innovation processes and our outstanding scientific expertise, enables our partners to get more products to market faster, and at a lower overall cost.
The innovation continuum defines the journey a business or technology-based idea takes as it travels from an invention through to the commercial market. CPI’s unique business process helps partners define where their idea is along the continuum. CPI works with its partners to help them translate their idea into a robust business proposition by providing equipment and expertise that reduces the risk and increases the speed to market.
We understand that taking your idea through to commercialisation requires expertise far beyond your scientific application area. For your innovation to be successful, it needs technical problem-solving and scale-up advice; regulatory expertise, IP strategy and legal support; a complete supply chain – from raw materials to finished product; and a well-considered pricing, sales and marketing strategy.
Our project teams work closely with you to understand your distinct requirements and create a custom and systematic stage-gated process to inform development routes and commercialisation models. This process enables you to prioritise solutions for your critical goals. Once your new product and manufacturing process is proven at scale, we will provide you with robust and compelling evidence to reassure investors and stakeholders before helping you to move on to implementation and full-scale manufacture.
There are a number of ways to work with CPI including private projects or publically funded collaborative R&D projects with a group of companies. As an impartial, not for profit organisation, you can rely on us to provide honest advice and a straightforward service based on many years of experience in helping businesses across a wide range of science and technology fields. We have no hidden agendas, we will never ask for a share in your business or intellectual property, and we will always have your best interests at heart. Our goals are entirely focused on the success of your business.
We have foresight of how science can help society
We collaborate closely in everything we do
We turn innovation into wealth
We always deliver on our promises
Our passion energises those around us
We protect people and our surroundings