Fully funded technical support for SMEs in Leeds LEP

ForTaMP Project
Support for 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 SME’s 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 up-scaling, prototyping and applications of their technology. Support for SME product/​process development will be offered at appropriate scales, ranging from laboratory to pilot and prototyping in order to help local SME’s develop and launch innovative new products.

CPI is an experienced partner supporting your path to commercialisation, through this ERDF funded programme, giving you access to business services, product and process development assets and expertise, as well as access to our state-of-the-art formulation preparation and characterisation facilities. 

CPI works transparently and impartially, providing you with informed and straightforward advice.

For more information

Stephen Catchpole

Stephen Catchpole

Business Development Manager


Our Offer

ForTaMP provides bespoke business support relevant to the stage of development of the SME. This includes innovation management, access to CPI’s Innovation Integrator® toolbox, assistance with supply-chain construction and technical development. 

The ERDF ForTaMP programme also gives SMEs access to 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 the development of new processes, and formulated products in areas such as:

  • 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

Let’s innovate together

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