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 Membership 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
TWIIN's dedicated Technology Innovation Management team supports TWI technical sections, Innovation Centres, and TWI Industrial and TWIIN Member companies/organisations to secure public funding for engineering research and innovation. Focus areas include digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, additive and digital manufacturing, advanced inspection and monitoring, and autonomous robotic systems.