CPI is an independent, open access technology innovation centre that translates ideas and research into successfully industrialised products and processes. From clean technologies to new materials and healthcare solutions, CPI provides state-of-the-art facilities and diverse commercialisation expertise to reduce the risks associated with innovation.
CPI currently has five innovation centres in the north east UK supporting formulation, printable electronics, graphene applications, biologics and industrial biotechnology and biorefining. Since its inception 14 years ago, CPI has participated in the delivery of 964 projects, worth over £400 million. In 2017 alone it had 605 engagements with SMEs, ran 171 RD&I projects, and worked with SMEs on CR&D projects worth £17.5 million.
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Scientific and digital collaboration is key to maintaining the UK’s esteemed status in global life sciences and pharma circles. CPI exists to facilitate and underpin those vital relationships
As the digital revolution continues to disrupt even the world’s most established business sectors, the pharmaceutical industry will need to shift and adapt if it is to realise its vision for the future of healthcare