Our Impact

Creating value for the UK economy

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Measuring CPI’s impact 

We have worked hard over the last decade to establish ourselves as an ambitious enabler, driving innovation forward in industry and academia in order to successfully translate great ideas into commercial products. Utilising our advanced facilities, we have worked with companies to cut the time it takes to develop, prove and prototype new products and processes. This in turn supports generating highly-skilled jobs and economic growth to the UK

At CPI, our people are committed to innovation: the value we create as an organisation is measured in a range of ways. Here is a snapshot of our impact from 2017/2018.

2017/18 Impact

£115m+

capital asset base

185

projects undertaken

77%

of projects were funded by public sector

1 in 5

projects involved a collaboration with an academic institute

600

engagements held with SMEs

305

business support activities assisted

£18m+

worth of CR&D projects led and partnered on

PragmatIC

CPI helped PragmatIC to accelerate product development, providing open access to CPI’s state-of-the-art facilities and expert knowledge, as well as collaborating on publicly funded R&D projects 
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