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What can Catapult Centres do for you?
The Centre for Process Innovation is part of the new government Catapult Centres established by the Technology Strategy Board to transform the UK's capability for innovation in seven specific areas.

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is part of the new government Catapult centres established by the Technology Strategy Board in 2010 to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in seven specific areas and help drive future economic growth.

The seven areas are: high value manufacturing, cell therapy, offshore renewable energy, satellite applications, connected digital economy, future cities and transport systems.

Catapult Centres were established as a resource for businesses who need to access equipment and expertise that would otherwise be out of reach, and to carry out in-house R&D. They can also help businesses access new funding streams and point them towards the potential of emerging technologies.

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult provides an integrated capability and embraces all forms of manufacture using metals and composites, in addition to process manufacturing technologies and bio-processing.

Sandy Gunn is a Commercialisation Manager with the Centre for Process Innovation. Sandy has been working with the Innovation Accelerator supporting technology based SMEs to grow strong commercial businesses. Several start-ups have been successfully established and larger SMEs have expanded.

If you are interested in finding out about Catapult Centres and how they can help your business - come and hear Sandy at “Collaborate to Innovate: Open Innovation, SME’s, Motives For and Barriers to Commercialisation”, 31 May and 01 June at BioCity Scotland. Register now.


The workshop is organised by Roslin BioCentre in association with the City of Edinburgh Council Open Innovation Project. The project is funded by the European Union Interreg IVB NWE Programme.  This programme provides partial funding for transnational projects in the  North West European Co-operation Zone over the period 2007-2013.  The priority areas for the programme are :  Innovation; Environmental challenges; Connectivity, and: Promoting strong and prosperous communities. The NWE Zone includes:  France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland.

For further information contact
Patrick McCarthy

Sunday 29th April 2012

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