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There’s Still Time to Take Advantage of Fully-Funded Support

Tue, 11 April, 2023

The Materials Integrity Technology Transfer (MITT) programme has been providing fully-funded support to businesses in the Tees Valley region – and there is still time to take advantage of this paid for expert support.

The technical support on offer is provided by world-leading engineering consultancy, TWI Ltd and includes, but is not limited to, areas such as welding, plastics joining, surface engineering, coatings technology, additive manufacture, non-destructive testing, inspection, metallurgy and numerical modelling, covering all engineering materials such as metals, composites, plastics, and many more.

This support is usually only available to Industrial Member companies of TWI, who pay an annual subscription for this service. However, funding means that companies in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees can access up to seven days of support without paying a penny.

Designed to help you overcome your technology challenges and barriers to growth and success, the MITT programme delivers practical, impartial and independent advice from TWI’s network of engineers and technology experts.

The fully-funded support can be accessed by companies who employ 250 people or less in the Tees Valley area, allowing you to exploit best practice and innovation to improve product design and fabrication methods, and introduce new products, processes and services.

The benefits include helping you develop products, processes and service with the guidance of experts, improved efficiencies, quality, capability, and profitability as well as reduced costs, risks and environmental impact.

We have already helped over 65 companies in the Tees Valley region with individually tailored technical support, creating 19 jobs and safeguarding 339 others. This has led to 8 new products to the market and 14 new products to the companies involved.

However, the programme is due to finish at the end of June, and changes in the funding landscape mean, that we may not be able to offer this level of paid-for support in the future.

Don’t miss out – contact us at to see how you can benefit from this exclusive, fully-funded support.

The Materials Integrity Technology Transfer (MITT) programme is a component of the Tees Valley Centre for Materials Integrity Programme, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020) and Tees Valley Combined Authority.