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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.

TWIIN training courses - boost your skills in concept development and proposal writing

Is your company or organisation looking to improve the quality of its bid activities on engineering-technology based projects to EU, Innovate UK and other public funding platforms? Or is your company/organisation seeking to become involved in submitting bids for public funding? If your answer to either of those is "yes" - then our latest training courses could be what you need!

Research Proposal Concept Development for Horizon Europe Thematic Calls, 27-28 September 2022 - 2 x half days, 09.00 – 13.00 online

Includes guidance on how to read thematic calls and alignment of research concepts, insider tips on expert evaluator expectations, an exploration of the building blocks for concept development including considerations for key partners, use cases, Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), and plenty of practical examples and group exercises. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to make informed decisions on whether to progress a research proposal concept further and invest in writing an application for submission. Book a course place.

Writing For Success for Horizon Europe Calls, 13 October 2022 - 1 full day, 09.00 – 16.00 online or in-person at TWI Cambridge

Includes hands-on training, with practical tools and tips, on mapping your proposal idea, setting objectives, demonstrating impact, project implementation, consortium building to select and engage appropriate partners, resource/effort table, how to make project finances work in your proposal and formulating milestones to achieve delivery. At the end of the course, attendees will be armed with expert tools and techniques they can use in planning and writing collaborative proposals for public funding. Book a course place.

 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; a suite of public funding training courses; and Innovation Consultancy Services.

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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