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High calibre research in materials and engineering technologies

The motivation behind the TWI Innovation Network is founded on the multiple benefits of its industrial setting, where teams of like-minded engineers can pool expertise and solve real problems by conducting thorough research in an environment which stimulates breakthroughs and advances in capabilities.

Programmes are backed by TWI’s international reputation for high calibre research in materials, joining and structural integrity, and the organisation’s global Industrial Membership base provides an excellent route for dissemination of industrial benefits.

Research, either via the Innovation Centres or the Accelerated Innovation Programmes, covers a complete range of technical and industry themes, providing the basis for fundamental scientific studies and taking this right through to the transfer of new technology to industry.

Research areas

  • Automated non-destructive testing
  • Robotics
  • IoT
  • Data analytics
  • Smart assessment
  • Signal and image processing


  • Oil and gas
  • Power (including renewables)
  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport (air and surface including road, rail and marine)
  • Healthcare technologies