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Spotlight on new Technology Acceleration Programme Members,1299,0,1

Fri, 15 November, 2019

We are delighted to report that the following companies have recently come on board as Technology Acceleration Programme Members: Coşkunöz Holding, EastPoint, Liberty Power Metals, Next Engine Technology International and Reedway Precision.

Coşkunöz Holding, established in Turkey in 1950, operates in industries including automotive, air-conditioning, defence, aviation and energy, and is also involved in environment technologies and informatics. The company’s Research & Development Centre, with over 60 full-time researchers, has been accredited as a co-designer by local and international OEMs in the automotive industry such as Volkswagen, Renault and Ford.  Coşkunöz Holding’s R&D experience including lightweight components, laser and friction stir welding, and additive manufacturing of metal powders. As a TAPs Member, the company plans to become involved in joint project and R&D opportunities offered by H2020 and future framework programmes.

EastPoint, based in Cambridge, UK, is a highly experienced, innovative digital products and software engineering consultancy delivering exploitable solutions for projects, from research and development through to in-market evolution. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner for software development and a Xamarin Certified Partner for mobile apps. EastPoint focuses strongly on the Internet of Things with work including applications for connected homes and cars, and real-time fleet management. Eastpoint has become a TAPs Member with the aim of closely collaborating with TWI and its Innovation Centres across UK and European platforms.

Established by Liberty Steel and supported by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Liberty Powder Metals is a powder metals supplier and innovation incubator, and part of the Liberty House Group. The company produces powders for metal additive manufacture, powder metallurgy and hot isostatic pressing applications, and has a vacuum induction gas atomiser with an anti-satellite system that is used to create highly spherical Ni alloy and steel powders. Liberty Powder Metals, located in Teesside, hopes to explore collaborative opportunities in the field of powder metallurgy such alloy development and process improvement through TAPs membership.

Next Engine Technology International originates from New Zealand, but has recently established a presence in Cambridge, UK to focus on creating an enclave around the technology in this location. The company is attempting to displace current crankshaft and turbine engine technologies with a new engine architecture that offers more: an engine that is more efficient, reliable, economical and adaptable than anything before it. Next Engine Technology has joined the TAPs platform for wider collaboration with technology accelerators, SMEs and end users, and as the first step in the commercialisation pathway.

Based in Southampton, Reedway Precision are precision engineers who specialise in the design and production of complex engineering solutions. The company’s services range from 3D design to manufacturing processes including: production machining; horizontal milling; CNC vertical turning; multi-access mill turn; waterjet profiling; prototype development and machining; full assembly; and certification such as ASME. With a wide array of CNC plant, their experienced team tackles one-offs for rapid prototyping and tooling, and produces complex, difficult-to-machine assemblies. Reedway Precision looks forward to working with the TWI Innovation Network on technology acceleration and collaborative, development project application opportunities.

TAPs was setup by TWI to promote collaborative innovation and to develop new technology concepts into successful commercial solutions. It is available to both TWI Member and none-member companies who meet the selection criteria. To find out more about becoming a TAPs Member, please email for further information.

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