Skip to content



Essex Innovation Centre 


The Essex Innovation Centre ( operates as a long-term strategic partnership between the University of Essex and TWI, with the aim of developing a financially sustainable research facility for one of the hottest research topics globally, drawing on Essex's existing strengths to complement and underpin the applied research and development activities of TWI.


  • Create a shared research and technology facility

  •  Undertake joint research programmes

  • Secure a portfolio of research funding from external sponsors

  • Build a mutual understanding of future research challenges and opportunities

  • Develop the next generation of technologies and scientists

Core areas

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for:

  • Risk-based maintenance scheduling

  • Motor current signature analysis

  • Automated weld inspection

  • Vibration analysis

  • Automated guided waves defect detection

  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing data interpretation

  • Automated Shearography defect detection

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and events from TWI Innovation Network:

Subscribe >