ForTaMP Project

SME product and process development
Eligibility Leeds, North and West Yorkshire
Stephen Catchpole

Stephen Catchpole

Business Development Manager


Are you looking for support to overcome innovation challenges?

Are you looking to scale up your product or improve your process? If so, we can help you.

CPI is delivering a new ERDF project, ForTaMP, which provides fully funded support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region, North and West Yorkshire.


How do we make this possible?

CPI can assist SMEs active within or seeking to access the health/​personal care, consumer goods, chemicals, materials and food & drink sectors to enhance scale-up, prototyping and applications of their technology. Support for SME product/​process development will be offered at appropriate scales — from laboratory through to pilot and prototyping, in order to help local SMEs develop and launch innovative new products.

CPI is an experienced partner supporting your path to commercialisation. Through this fully-funded ERDF programme, CPI can offer access to business services, product and process development assets and the expertise provided by our team of experienced technologists. This support is underpinned by our state-of-the-art formulation preparation and materials’ characterisation facilities. 

CPI works transparently and impartially, and our goal is to provide you with informed and straightforward advice.

For more information

Stephen Catchpole

Stephen Catchpole

Business Development Manager


Our Offer

ForTaMP provides bespoke business support, including innovation management, assistance with supply-chain issues, and advice on funding sources and technical development. 

Through ERDF ForTaMP, eligible SMEs can access CPI’s specialist advanced manufacturing facilities at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham:

  • Technical expertise
  • Business Support
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Collaboration with Established Research Institutes

SMEs will be assisted in areas such as:

  • Formulation Development
  • Colloid/​Emulsion Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Powder Processing
  • Materials Science
  • Nano-Enhanced Inks
  • Composites
  • Coatings


Small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a registered address in Leeds City Region and wider Yorkshire areas can apply for support if the following criteria are met:

  • Staff headcount less than 250 (full-time equivalents, so part-time roles are percentages of a full-time equivalent)
  • Annual turnover of less than 50 million euros
  • Net balance sheet less than 43 million euros

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Start Date: 01 Apr 2020 End Date: 31 Mar 2023 Project No. 20R18P02896
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