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TWI Innovation Network

The TWI Innovation Network (TWIIN) nurtures and coordinates international partnerships - enabling engineering and technological advances in specialist areas, across a range of industry sectors in response to commercial needs - as well as helping to train and up-skill the next generation of industry experts and personnel.



TWIIN encompasses the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), Innovation Centres, Technology Acceleration Programmes (TAPs), and Private Technology Innovation Partnerships (PTIPs), as well as offering Technology Innovation Management, Innovation Consultancy Services, a Subscription scheme for innovation-focused companies and organisations, and training courses on bidding for public funding. TWIIN partners benefit from an international, innovation-based ecosystem which serves to open up new opportunities for business growth and technological acceleration.

 About TWI

TWI is one of the world's largest, independent, membership-based research and technology organisations (RTOs), established in Cambridge, UK in 1946. It has sites globally in Greece and Germany, South East Asia including TWI Global Technology Centre (TWI GTC) in Singapore, India, the Middle East, Central Asia and the USA.  Specialist consultants, engineers, scientists, researchers and technicians deliver engineering, materials and manufacturing projects, solutions and services that meet the needs of TWI Industrial Member companies and wider industry.

Through TWIIN, TWI has a large portfolio of innovation activities including:

  • Innovation Centres - industrial research partnerships between TWI and academia
  • Technology Acceleration Programmes (TAPs) - collaboration with SMEs and TWI Industrial Members to move new concepts through to commercialisation
  • Private Technology Partnerships (PTIPs) - long-term relationships with technology organisations to develop novel solutions that address industrial challenges
  • A Subscription scheme for companies and organisations - providing access to new project and partnership opportunities, industrially focused events, technology and business acceleration, and more
  • A suite of public funding training courses for project leaders and managers to hone their skills and maximise results from collaborative bidding
  • Innovation Consultancy Services offering business planning, technology mapping, innovation strategy development, market exploitation and more 

Technology and techical development

TWI is committed to staying at the forefront of industrially-focused, collaborative R&D to progress distruptive technologies in areas such as digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, smart, additive and digital manufacturing, internet of things (IoT) and autonomous robotic systems.

Customers of TWI benefit from 75+ years' of technical excellence, industy focus and cross disciplinary expertise, backed by experience in multiple sectors including net zero and renewables, nuclear, rail, oil and gas, aerospace, marine, infrastructure and healthcare. As a cutting edge RTO involved in all Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), TWI works with innovative SMEs, larger companies and research organisations to collaborate on next generation R&D projects enabled by public funding. Its dedicated Technology Innovation Management team supports TWI technical sections, Innovation Centres and Industrial Member companies, and TWIIN Subscribers, to secure public funding for engineering research and innovation.




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