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Delivering sustainable technologies through collaboration

Industrial engagement with SMEs through to multi-nationals

 

Technology Acceleration Programmes (TAPs) focus on the innovation interests of TWI, innovation centres and partner organisations. They are collaborations which concentrate on innovation, aimed at developing and introducing new project concepts; novel ideas with industrial engagement, and turning them into successful applications, and ultimately technologies or industrial systems/solutions. 

Work is carried out collaboratively at TWI’s facilities, including those of its innovation centres, as well as at partner organisations' sites, as part of a collaborative project, hence TAPs facilitate access to complementary resources and capabilities.

AP2K is an SME based in Romania with head offices in Bucharest, they are specialists in X-ray imaging non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment and technology that have been implemented for several industrial applications ranging from production facilities for powder metallurgy (PM) parts for the automotive industry, to printed electronics for white goods, and scanning facilities for security purposes. With over 30 years' experience in the field, AP2K has collaborated across several national and international platforms, such as multinational European programmes, since the earlier Framework Programmes of the EC (e.g. FP6, FP7) up until the more recent Horizon 2020 initiatives. AP2K are keen to collaborate across the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator with a view to participating in the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) activities, and contributing to the potential project developments in an industrial capacity alongside the TWI innovation centres.

Additive Flow (SME) from London, UK is offering a software solution for advanced manufacturing. Starting with the research space for new materials (particularly polymers and composites), their technology can progress the development of products by reducing the cost of functional prototypes and improving materials performance towards implementation with maximum impact. Additive flow manufacturing suite can be integrated within an industrial framework; opening up new product development possibilities and advanced applications at the outset. The scope of interest includes: polymers, composites, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, multi-materials, functional gradients, computational design, light weighting of new materials along with implications of machine intelligence for efficiency, cost, performance and sustainability. Additive Flow has joined the TWI Innovation Network as an accelerator to explore potential collaborative relationships with TWI and its innovation centres surrounded by the growing industrial setting.

Aexus – www.aexus.com are a 45 people tech & software sales and marketing organization, covering the European market (having offices in Arnhem, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, London, Prague and Barcelona). Aexus is a leading European company which is entirely focused on the marketing and sales of innovative IT solutions and services. Acting as a dedicated end to end sales and business development partner, they have a proven track record supporting companies from all over the world with their expansion or initial foothold in the Benelux, UK, DACH-region, C-/E-Europe and S-Europe. Setting up distribution channels, initiating new sales cycles and accelerating sales processes is their core business. Aexus have joined the TWI Innovation Network to participate in activities and collaborate as a technology accelerator company across UK and wider European platforms with an international outreach and capability in subject areas such as telecommunications, e-commerce, retail and healthcare.

Air Liquide has joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator with an intent to explore potential collaborations with TWI through the AIP, across the wider European platforms such as H2020. Air Liquide is a multinational company and a world leader in industrial gases and related services to many industry sectors including transport, medical, chemical, and engineering, to name a few with a global reach.

As a service provider to major car makers and an expert SME on applications of quality control, process control and robot guiding with machine vision technologies; AKU have become an industrial member of TWI as an innovation accelerator through an Accelerated Innovation Programme with a view to participate in the network activities for a long term collaboration with TWI.

Alpha Electro Technology have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator and long term collaborator across the innovation platforms in the UK. Alpha E-Technology have significant experience from offshore industry - particularly in power systems, electronics, design and installations for end user requirements. They have significantly contributed to renewable energy projects such as bespoke tidal turbines for electricity generation from initial design to field implementation. They have invested efforts in development of inspection and monitoring systems for life management of marine installations including wind turbines. Alpha Electro Technology are looking to engage in the Innovation Network activities, collaborating alongside other members in projects by providing industrial input.

Alta Lab is a contract engineering company located in Milan with speciality competencies in electronics design, sensor and image data acquisition and processing, data communication, embedded software and firmware design as well as mechanical design. Alta Lab is particularly skilled in the development of advanced hw/sw architectures, including systems for sensors and data acquisition, diagnosis and control, which find applications in various areas such as automotive, transport and environmental surveillance. Alta Lab are experienced in the development of X-ray systems and sub-systems, including X-ray generators, for application in medical diagnosis, security inspections and industrial NDT, based on advanced X-ray detection, image reconstruction and processing. They are keen to collaborate across the TWI Innovation Network as innovation accelerators.

Arlentus, an SME from Ankara Turkey, has joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to closely collaborate on developments and projects with a view to access a portfolio of activities and contribute with their specialist capabilities. Arlentus offer services in electronic card designs, software and prototyping, including 3D. They are active in many industrial applications for wireless communication systems, electronic and mechanical designs, prototyping, industrial control, mechatronics control, and unmanned control with a view to help production processes, improve quality control and increase efficiency through engineering support. Arlentus have been a recipient of European awards for their design work on their RF control devices.

ASSIST Software is a software outsourcing company (SME) based in Romania that has a strong presence in the international market with over 230 clients around the world. The company was founded in 1992 and, since then, has been on the market as a supplier of innovative solutions, including the delivery of over 400 projects using a variety of technologies. Assist Software has grown to over 160 employees covering roles such as software engineers, QA engineers, project managers, business analysts, solution architects, designers or DevOps. All the development is done on-site in Suceava. They have participated as technological partners in over 15 EU-funded projects on consortiums with over 140 European companies, universities and research institutes. In 2017, Assist were awarded the 1st place in Romania for Research, Development and High-Tech for medium-sized companies by the Chamber of Commerce. They also have several high-profile partnerships (e.g. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Intel). Assist Software have come aboard the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to further collaborative relations.

Avon are an SME from Dorset, England, specialising in the design and manufacture of transformers, inductors and associated wound magnetic components for several industry sectors: Transport (Aero), Civil, and Medical - with uses as instrumentation, audio, broadcast and process control. Avon Magnetics offers a build to print service for a range of products: transformers, sensor coils with applications for trigger, pulse, high voltage, switched mode with a range of finishes including impregnation and encapsulation. Avon Magnetics have become an innovation accelerator with a view to collaborate across the UK and wider Europe through the AIP of the TWI Innovation Network.

Bekumo is a London based product (software) company that helps companies to develop new solutions and strategies. They have a creative and experienced team of professionals who all have an established background in telecommunications systems, services, web & mobile. Their services include connected sensors, smartphone applications, collection and management of data from sensors, managing devices and control platforms with an approach of "any data any device" in the areas of mobile tele communications (5G, 4G, 3G), connectivity (location, SIMs, MNOs, OEMs), AI, application and platform development as well as data management and data security. Bekumo, as a SME, is willing to collaborate with TWI and its innovation network as a technology accelerator.

Founded in 1944, Borusan are a large Holding based in Turkey, with the Borusan Energy Group forming a large segment of the companies’ operations. The organisation as a whole are involved in a variety of sectors, including: The Energy Market, Steel Production and Manufacturing, Logistics, Distribution. Borusan EnBW Enerji, with headquarters in Istanbul, was founded in the summer of 2009 as a joint venture between EnBW, Germany and the Turkish company Borusan. The goal of this joint venture is to expand the energy generating capacity in Turkey with e.g. wind farms as renewable assets. Borusan EnBW Enerji currently holds a renewable-based portfolio that includes wind energy and hydroelectric power plants. Borusan EnbW Enerji are seeking to reduce the operational costs for their renewable energy sites to increase their competitiveness over the existing conventional power generation assets. Borusan EnBW Enerji are engaged to collaborate with TWI and its innovations centres as a technology accelerator of the TWI Innovation Network.

Business Logic is operating since 2008 and our team consists of 80 experienced professionals. They are focused on the creation and implementation of complex software solutions. They have experience with FinTech, InsureTech solutions, but also with e-commerce projects (B2C, B2B), CRM and customizable products for various industry fields. For 14 years Business Logic have been a leading supplier of software solutions (ERP, intranet, BI, mobile applications, real estate systems, CRM) for Fincentrum a.s., one of the leading financial and consulting firms in the Czech and Slovak Republic. Business Logic are keen to collaborate on potential developments and also participate in activities, including cross-sector translations of their expertise and approach for new applications, in the UK and across wider Europe as an accelerator of the TWI Innovation Network.

Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd (CCC) is an early-stage clean-technology venture company based in Cambridge, UK, developing a breakthrough, profitable technology solution to industrial CO2 capture and storage. Their CO2LOC technology is an IP-protected advanced CO2 mineralisation technology process producing a number of valuable by-products, which have the potential of more than offsetting the cost of carbon capture. CO2LOC technology can enable new mining opportunities, clean up industrial processes, enable zero carbon power generation and enable bulk hydrogen production from natural gas with zero emissions. CCC have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator for exploring future collaborations across the UK and Europe.

As a laser welding specialist company with established operations in the UK as well as new facilities in France, Carrs Welding Technologies Ltd is an Industrial Member of TWI now looking to enhance benefits through an Accelerated Innovation Programme. Carrs will be collaborating with TWI to explore new techniques and further enhance its capabilities.

Cedar Metals are specialists in powder metallurgy in particular the production, fabrication and uses of refractory metals, corrosion resisting materials and rare earths from mine to finished products. Also in semi-solid-state metals processing, anti-oxidation coating technology, furnace design and construction and friction stir welding with interests in ultrasonics and related materials interactions such as cleaning and field assisted materials processing. The organisation has joined TWI as an Industrial Member to pursue an Accelerated Innovation Programme.

Choate Technology Services (CTS) is a UK based SME, situated in Cambridge and specialising in petroleum and offshore engineering as their core capabilities, with an established track record of many successfully completed engineering projects for major clients worldwide. Expertise includes drilling, offshore engineering, geomechanics, energy production, development, and the support and use of advanced analytical and numerical simulation tools. CTS are experienced in operational feasibility and risk and reliability assessment in extreme engineering environments and also hold experience in evaluation, market assessment and technology transfer of space technologies as part of their portfolio of related industrial activities. CTS are keen to collaborate across the UK, Europe and international platforms as an innovation accelerator, particularly in light of their involvement across energy, offshore, and space sectors.

The Industrial Internet of Things offers a potential for a paradigm technological shift. It can expand the horizons for automating, monitoring and analysing industrial processes that can significantly and positively impact organisations. Investigative as well as performance monitoring now available at substantial lower costs than traditional means, allowing for higher granularity of new data insights Concept13 is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of sensor and network technology based on Low Power Wide Area Networks. This the driving force behind IIoT 4.0. Concept13 delivers the expertise, sensors and networks to drive the advantages IIot is set to deliver. They work with industry, agriculture and business to help companies fully release the potential of this technology. Concept13 have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an industrial accelerator for collaborating on innovation and technology with TWI and its innovation centres in a unique industrial setting.

Consortiq, an SME in the UK, are expert drone professionals and market leaders; providing bespoke and innovative unmanned technology solutions for businesses worldwide. Their mission is to connect all autonomous robotic ecosystems to undertake complex missions without human input. Consortiq have been introduced to the accelerated innovation programme with a view to consider joint collaborative applications, activities and potential developments in the UK and wider Europe as an industrial participant in the TWI Innovation Network.

CRD, specialists of industrial control systems, from Turkey have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to closely collaborate on developments and access new opportunities with a multi sectoral approach. CRD capabilities and products include instrumentation for non-destructive testing (NDT), quality control, automation solutions and other universal test equipment, as well as industry 4.0 packages including imaging solutions for production facilities internationally. CRD have been serving the industry, e.g. automotive, food and manufacturing, as a large enterprise with an extensive work force and distribution network.

CRD Technology Ltd. is a new SME established in the UK for accelerating innovation in several subject areas of interest, particularly; machine learning, artificial intelligence, process control for smart manufacturing, advanced applications of robotics and automation for production systems, as well as associated materials technologies and NDT applications alongside modern Quality Control implementations. CRD Technology have strong links with several industry sectors namely transport, construction & engineering, agricultural & food, as well as creative industries. CRD Technology are looking to participate in the accelerated innovation programmes as an industrial SME partner with a particular focus in the UK for accessing innovation and industrial applications, collaborating with TWI and its innovation centres in developing the next generation technologies.

As an SME in the UK looking to offer remote monitoring solutions for transport and energy/petrochemical sectors, Dashboard has begun an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate strategically for innovation and growth.

Decorus Tubes Ltd is a SME in the UK with a strong market drive for applications of metallic tubes (e.g. Aluminium) of various shapes and forms plus properties (both structural and surface) hence offering decorative, structural and weight reducing capabilities that are sought after and used in several applications from construction and infrastructure projects including architectural designs to usage in transport sector (e.g. maritime and automotive). With production capabilities central to Europe, Decorus Tubes are positioned to participate in the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) of TWI for strategic collaborations both across the UK & beyond as an innovation accelerator.

Since 2016, Delphisonic INC has been developing pioneering, artificial intelligence for instruments and measurement applications and cloud-based software solutions for railway, wind turbine, marine, aviation, oil and gas and industrial manufacturing processes. They focus on customers who benefit from their technical expertise as well as the more than seven years of tried and tested experience in the field of industrial measurement technology. A multitude of medium-sized companies, world renowned industrial groups as well as research laboratories, authorities and universities place their trust in Delphisonic and benefit from their many years of experience. Delphisonic's basic skills are product development, product design, cloud-based software and engineering know-how. Their aim is to supply their global customers with intelligent and universal big data analytics equipment and user-friendly cloud-based software. This is achieved through ongoing technological progress. Based on many years of experience, Delphisonic have extensive knowledge about products and applications and work permanently on technological innovations and new features for their products. Their innovations have been patented worldwide. Delphisonic, with their UK presence, have come aboard the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator, to collaborate on several project initiatives across the UK and European platforms.

Dortsifir Endustriyel, an SME from Bursa, Turkey, have joined the TWI Innovation Network with an intention to extend collaborations in a strategic fashion and build up a relationship for growth. Dortsifir Endustriyel provide services in industry 4.0; process integration, improvement, control and assurance for manufacturing operations across several industry sectors and supply chains. They are the major distributor in Turkey, particularly covering South Marmara region, for Kennametal (major enterprise in cutting tools and related materials) with an international positioning. Dortsifir have therefore become innovation accelerators as part of the TWI Innovation Network and are looking to extend collaborations, bringing their multinational engagement to practice.

Eklegein Evolution based in London is an establishment (SME) with an agile, creative initiative with associates, partners and talent from around the globe. Their strategic focus is voice in Human Computer Interaction - Conversationally interactive platform/gateway driven by Virtual Empowerers (Personas). As a specialist consultancy, Eklegein use interpretive and emergent technologies, innovative project development and management, concept & content creation, IoT (5G). Their disciplines include a diverse range of mediums to create narratives for real or virtual 3D spaces. Eklegein Evolution’s Style is ‘Art House’ to Commercial to Social with output in the formats of Print, Digital, 3D, Holographic, Volumetric, VR/AR/ MR, CUI. Eklegein operate in the following sectors: Health, Life Sciences, Education, Arts & Technology, Entertainment, Media, Heritage and Culture. Eklegein Evolution have expressed interest in the activities of TWI Innovation Network for potential collaborations and project applications alongside TWI and its innovation centres as an innovation accelerator.

EMKO Elektronik from Turkey is a major Tier 1 supplier (SME) of measurement/control systems and a leader in electronics. EMKO has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate on innovation. The AIP will focus on areas of interest such as control devices and automation, instrumentation/remote solutions.

As an SME in Italy offering NDT services and structural health monitoring solutions for transport and energy/petrochemical sectors, ETS Sistemi has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate strategically for innovation and growth.

ExUS-GW Ltd are a UK company established to provide solutions for antifouling through state of the art instrumentation using ultrasonics; a method that is applicable to marine, water treatment, food, power and chemical industries. ExUS has strong background supporting these application fields with experience in management of inspection services for marine, combined with operational knowledge of process industries (water, fluids), and related instrumentations. ExUS have become an innovation accelerator as a SME for participating in innovation activities through the AIP & demonstrate their capabilities though potential collaborative developments.

Floteks, a major Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry and a leader in rotomoulding technology, has become an Industrial Member of TWI as part of an Accelerated Innovation Programme. The AIP will focus on particular areas of interest for development such as quality control and condition monitoring.

FlotechUK, an SME specialising in plastics, processing, and manufacturing as well as design and engineering of products associated with polymers, from feedstock to end use and recycling including testing, inspection, quality control and life cycle management for several applications notably; transport (e.g. automotive; fuel tanks), construction (e.g. manholes for infrastructure management) have joined the TWI Innovation Network as industrial innovation accelerators. FlotechUK, who are based near Cambridge, have knowhow/technology in rotomoulding and related applications including aspects of automation, process control and instrumentation. They are keen to collaborate across the UK innovation platforms, particularly building on capabilities with an international outlook, and hence are participants in the Accelerated Innovation Programme.

FRS Robotics is a Belgian engineering innovation partner (SME) for companies in the automotive and other advanced manufacturing industries who are looking for flexible solutions and services to automate manual skilfull processes with robots. One of the core services and solutions of FRS Robotics is Ultrasonic Robotic Quality Control, which has been demonstrated for vehicle doors. FRS Robotics delivers a unique combination of adaptive robot control software with integration and engineering services. FRS Robotics solutions include both human-robot collaborative and fully automated robotic applications. FRS have joined TWIIN to participate in technology acceleration through collaboration with TWI and its innovation centres across many industrial applications.

Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that support large-scale, experimental processes in life science research. Founded in 1997, Genedata delivers enterprise solutions for data analytics that streamline R&D workflows and improve research productivity in biopharmaceutical research, development and precision medicine. Today, most of the leading pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and biotechnology companies, as well as some of the most innovative life science research institutions rely on Genedata for their data analyses and informatics needs. Headquartered in Switzerland with offices throughout Europe, the USA, and Asia, Genedata is privately held and employs more than 200 scientific and computational experts. Collaborating with the global leaders in life science industries, Genedata combines its computational, scientific and technical expertise with significant domain knowledge to deliver user-friendly solutions that are scalable, open, and aligned with industry processes. Genedata is passionate about helping customers control R&D costs as they develop safe, next-generation products and therapies. They have expressed an interest in the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) of TWI and are keen to collaborate as an innovation accelerator, also located near Cambridge, across projects in the UK and wider Europe as part of the network.

With their latest super yacht recently launched at the London on Water boat show, Glider Yachts are looking to collaborate through an accelerated innovation programme (AIP) as a member of the TWI Innovation Network.

TWI industrial member Hilti Corporation, a multi national company employing roughly 27,000 team members in over 120 countries with their HQ in Liechtenstein, has joined the Accelerated Innovation Programme of the TWI Innovation Network as innovation accelerators. Hilti develops and manufactures products, software and services for the professional construction industry and other sectors including engineering, energy, mining and minerals exploration. With a strong heritage in power tool design, development and manufacture, today a Hilti tool system and solution can be found in almost any engineering operation across the globe. Hilti is participating in the TWI Innovation Network to explore potential collaborative projects across a wide range of technologies.

Hi-Spec Systems Ltd. have joined the TWI innovation network as an innovation accelerator to explore potential collaborative programmes both nationally and internationally in light of their unique capabilities and products. Hi-Spec Systems specialise in the design and manufacture of innovative ultrasonic NDT inspection systems used in a wide variety of industrial applications. This award-winning British company are world leaders in the design of Phased Array, Time of Flight Diffraction and Conventional Ultrasonic inspection systems. The company have recently diversified their technology portfolio into subsea NDT systems and inspection systems for autonomous robotics.

Imperial Mining Group Ltd; a metals and minerals mining, exploration and development company originally from Canada but with a Cambridge, UK presence is keen to collaborate across the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator. Imperial Mining Group with interests that span from metals (e.g. light metals, rare earth/refractory metals), related alloys & compositions to associated assembly and manufacturing techniques for applications are looking to participate in collaborative projects in the UK as well as wider Europe through the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) alongside TWI, its innovation centres and the innovation accelerators.

Imperial Speciality Metals Europe is the European R&D partner of Imperial Mining Group Ltd. Imperial Mining Group is a Canadian-based metals, and minerals mining, exploration and development company with interests in copper, gold and technology metals, notably scandium. Imperial recently established a regional office in Cambridge, UK. The Corporation is keen to collaborate across the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator. Group interests span from metals (e.g. light metals, rare earth/refractory metals), related alloys and composites as well as assembly and manufacturing techniques for leading-edge applications. Imperial is looking to participate in collaborative research projects in the UK and the EU through the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) alongside TWI, its innovation centres and its innovation partners.

Innerspec is a multinational innovative SME with their European headquarters in Madrid (Spain).With more than 50 patents and a world-class team of research and development and application engineers, Innerspec offers unique NDT solutions for nearly all industrial sectors including primary metals manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and the nuclear industry. Innerspec actively promotes collaboration with research institutions and companies for industrial development of new NDT applications and products. Innerspec has been awarded the "Innovative SME" certification by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. They are willing to extend collaborations across the TWI Innovation Network as an industrial accelerator.

A leading SME from Turkey offering inspection services and developing solutions combining NDT and robotics for power, construction and engineering, petrochemical sectors, Integrity NDT will be working with TWI on an Accelerated Innovation Programme.

Intellegens is a spin-out from the University of Cambridge that has developed a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) method for training neural networks from incomplete data. The method has already been applied to drug discovery and material design and it can be applied to many domains where there is big, yet incomplete, data for deep learning. Intellegens Ltd, as a local SME with their proprietary method, have been introduced to the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator with an interest in exploring potential collaborations across the UK and wider European platforms for joint developments.

An experienced SME in the UK and industrial solution provider across the transport, construction and engineering sectors, Jackweld has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to develop existing collaborations across the UK and European platforms, and to become a part of the TWI Innovation Network.

New member KCC is a food packaging business with a market leading alternative to plastic food packaging. Its riji product has been developed over the past decade and is based on using natural plant fibres like sugar cane waste called bagasse and coating it with a food safe compostable moisture barrier which makes it ideal for ready meals requiring shelf life for the supermarket sector. The coated trays perform well at high temperatures not possible with existing plastic ready meal trays, does not melt and can still be recycled as paper fibre or composted including at home. Based in Eastleigh Hampshire just north of Southampton KCC’s factory is installing purpose-built machinery and equipment to enable cost-effective volume production and is prepared to take part in Innovation Network activities as an innovation accelerator as it explores potential collaborations

Kobelco Welding of Europe B.V. (KWE) is a modern manufacturer of Flux Cored Wire (FCW) which was established in 1994 under license from Kobe Steel Ltd. Benefiting from Kobe Steel Ltd’s almost 80 years of expertise in welding consumables, Kobelco Welding of Europe B.V. has established itself as a leading producer and supplier of flux cored wire for stainless and carbon steel. The wide range of welding consumables covers almost the entire market for stainless and carbon steel. To satisfy market demand for other welding consumables besides FCW, KWE provides a wide range of consumables manufactured by Kobe Steel Ltd. Kobelco welding consumables are used for welding operations all over the world. Industries such as shipbuilding, offshore, construction and many other industrial sectors rely on Kobelco welding consumables. KWE have joined the Innovation Network as an Innovation Accelerator and TWI Industrial Member, with an interest in collaborative initiatives that they can take part in across European platforms.

Malvern Panalytical Ltd. (a Spectris company), from Malvern Worcestershire, England specialised in materials characterisation equipments and technologies such as powder particle size analysers and instrumentations used across several industry sectors; materials, manufacturing, medical, energy have joined TWI innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to explore potential collaborative opportunities and project developments across the innovation network with TWI, innovation centres-ICs and industrial participants of the accelerated innovation programme-AIP.

Management Data Processing Consultancy (MDC) Ltd is a SME based in London focused on data processing (including statistical, uncertainty, trend and risk analysis), model simulations, algorithms, software development, image processing, visualisation and consultancy. MDC have experience in satellite data processing, retrieval of environmental variables and mapping of natural resources. MDC are users of NASA and ESA satellite data and Earth observation programmes (in the visible, thermal infrared and microwave spectral range), image processing software and models. They have contributed to international (European, ESA, EUMETSAT) projects and programs and they have developed innovative satellite data applications in climate, environmental and atmospheric sciences, security, mapping of natural and oil resources, energy efficiency, land use, agriculture, forestry, urban planning, marine sciences, ship navigation, tracking, and the monitoring of Arctic and remote areas. With skills in project management, delivery of applications in advanced programmes of satellite remote sensing, environmental sciences, natural resources, machine learning and data processing, MDC are looking to join and contribute to collaborative projects and activities as an industrial participant across the TWI Innovation Network.

Marshall Aerospace from Cambridge is a leading, privately owned, independent provider of aerospace and defence solutions. For over 100 years the group has been renowned and respected worldwide for its quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability. The group specialises in the conversion and modification of various civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter design. Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test and the provision of personnel, training and advice. The group is trusted for its performance, integrity and customer focus, demonstrated through the quality, cost and delivery of work they do for their customers. Marshall have joined the AIP as an Industrial Member of TWI, hence becoming an Innovation Accelerator, with a view to explore potential collaborative innovation programmes within the network across the UK and wider Europe.

Martur Fompak, are an automotive parts producer; located in Turkey, Central Europe, Russia and North Africa acting as Tier 1 supplier. In Line with their high volume seat frame productions, they have interest in technological improvements via industry 4.0 concept and implementations. They have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an industrial technology accelerator with a view to collaborate and explore opportunities through innovation activities across wider Europe with a particular focus on control systems for materials manufacturing and metals welding technologies.

Master Filter Ltd is a UK SME looking to offer efficiencies through its products for transport systems eg vehicles. Master Filter has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate on future growth strategy.

MAUS GmbH of Karlsruhe Germany have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to explore and participate in the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) activities and related opportunities for collaborations across some of the applied project platforms, such as Fast Track Innovation (FTI), amongst other H2020 offerings by the EC. MAUS are specialised in rotational moulding and have been a leader in rotational moulding, operating from central Europe and working with international supply chains for industry sectors such as automotive as well as construction and engineering. MAUS have been making moulds for rotational moulding and offering services as well in terms of coatings for moulds and their design and use. MAUS have also innovated and implemented automation. They have experience in collaboration between research technology organisations, universities and industrial partners, and hence the AIP is of interest for further collaborations on innovative applications.

Maycast-Nokes is a precision engineering company (SME) based in Halstead, Essex. They manufacture precision sand, investment/lost wax and gravity die castings in aluminium and steel. Maycast-Nokes supply fully finished castings for aerospace, defence, automotive and general engineering applications. In addition to their two foundries they operate a simultaneous 5-axis equipped machine shop and their extensive in-house facilities include heat treatment, metallurgy labs, Non-Destructive Testing (PFD, X-Ray) and pattern shops. Maycast-Nokes hold quality certifications for ISO9001:2008, AS9100 REV C and NADCAP (NDT, X-Ray). They are on board the TWI innovation Network as an innovation accelerator for exploring potential collaboration opportunities and innovation projects as part of the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP).

MCI (Montage Cablage Installation) based near Paris, France is a specialist manufacturer of firmware prototypes including bespoke designs and system solutions. The organisation has an international approach for innovation and collaboration. With its ability to design and specialise in every stage of small series production and installation, MCI has a number of potential developments underway for industrial demonstration and commercial application across the power sector, in addition to the other sectors such as aerospace and automotive where it already has strong links. MCI's highly capable workforce is keen to benefit from the opportunity to undertake new collaborative project work within the TWI Innovation Network.

Mechdyne Europe Ltd. is a SME, specialised in audiovisual and information technology (AV and IT) design, 3D visualisation and virtual reality applications. Mechdyne has developed a suite of enabling software solutions that will measurably improve information exchange especially among teams working with large data sets, engineering models, visualization workflows, and within (AV/IT) systems. Their visualisation technologies enable benefits of complex display systems, from stereoscopy and clustered computer systems to spatial interaction, haptic force feedback, and more. Mechdyne help to discover new ways to look and interact with data. Mechdyne Europe Ltd. have joined the TWI Innovation Network to participate in the technology acceleration programme activities, as an industrial company in collaboration with TWI and its several innovation centres.

Mikro Biyosistemler Inc, a biomedical microsystems company (SME), has been established in 2015, as a spin-off from METU-Ankara, Turkey. The company focuses on development of microfludics and lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical applications including Multi-Drug-Resistance (MDR) and Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) detection for early diagnosis and prognosis of cancer. Their first product is a liquid biopsy platform which uses a simple blood sample for cancer detection and monitoring. Liquid biopsy offers several advantages over surgical biopsy as it is minimally-invasive, painless, repeatable, cost effective, independent of tumor tissue availability and enables comprehensive cancer profiling (http://mikrobiyo.com.tr/). Mikro Biyosistemler-MBS are interested in the TWI Innovation Network for its international composition and opportunities as an industrial technology accelerator.

Innovators of atmospheric plasma technology, able to create a wide range of new surface functionalities thanks to their unequalled ability to introduce inorganic as well as organic precursor molecules into the plasma, Luxembourg company Molecular Plasma Group joined as an Industrial Member of TWI to access the Innovation Network and work on an Accelerated Innovation Programme.

NB Home Solutions, local SME from Cambridge, specialising in architectural design and interior solutions with products manufactured in Germany, Italy and the UK, have joined the TWI Innovation Network with a view to expand upon the collaborative opportunities for innovation on materials and integrated approaches with a combination of properties and surface finishes that can bring new dimensions to design, aesthetics and architecture. With an interest in a sustainable provision of quality products, NB Home Solutions welcome collaborations across the UK and wider Europe and are keen to get involved in participating in projects with commercial expectations.

An award-winning Turkish SME looking to offer electronics design and packaging for inspection and autonomous systems eg energy sector, Nesne has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate on future growth strategy and to be part of the TWI Innovation Network.

UK company nquiringminds has joined the TWI Innovation Network as part of its Industry 4.0 engagement strategy to foster new industry collaborations. nquiringminds, with its elite team of hardware and software professionals, brings skills in AI powered data analytics and secure data sharing and IOT (Internet of Things). As a unique SME, the company has built digital solutions for remote inspection of equipment, control systems for large-scale operations, and has experience of working with multiple partners across a number of sectors including smart cities/infrastructure and manufacturing (with end-use applications in surface and air transport). It has also nurtured joint country programmes (eg UK-India) for agricultural applications.

Nurol Teknoloji with its most modern and fully automated production facility,is located in Ankara, designing and manufacturing ‘Advanced Technical Materials' since 2008. Nurol Technologies Inc. is equipped with the necessary infrastructure for the production of nano-technology, and also has facilities used in high technology product in accordance with specifications. Nurol offer products in line with the needs of the sector by developing customized solutions to their customers. Nurol Teknoloji serves both local and global markets with almost 100 employees. Their manufacturing site is equipped with the most modern and fully automated equipment. This includes systems that can sinter and hot press up to 2.400 °C, multiple huge continuous furnaces up to 1.700 °C, vacuum furnaces, reaction bonded systems, autoclave ovens, high-tonnage presses and many other machineries together with a fully equipped quality control laboratory for serving their customers for the most advanced, high quality, most economical technical ceramic products. Nurol Teknoloji has joined the TWIIN with a view to participate in the accelerator programmes and collaborate with TWI and its innovation centres through innovation projects (e.g. H2020).

OpTek Systems, based in Oxford England, the global leader for precision laser processing of optical fiber, has joined the TWI Innovation Network as an industrial accelerator for collaborating with TWI and its innovation centres as a member of the technology accelerator programme-TAP. OpTek is a global provider of precision equipment and subcontract manufacturing services for micro-hole drilling, precision cutting, 3D micro-milling, laser scribing and laser processing in a broad range of industrial market. Utilising a wide range of laser types from UV to IR, and many years of experience, OpTek provide services from prototype level through to full-scale production. https://www.opteksystems.com/

Quintus Technologies specialises in the design, manufacture, installation, and support of high-pressure systems for sheet metal forming and densification of advanced materials and critical industrial components. Headquartered in Västerås, Sweden, and represented in 35 countries worldwide, the company is the world leader in high-pressure technology and has delivered more than 1,800 systems to customers across the globe within industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical implants. Quintus, already Members of TWI, have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to explore joint collaborative projects and opportunities across the UK and wider European platforms and demonstrate capabilities across many sectors.

Reedway Precision are precision engineers and specialise in the design and production of complex engineering solutions. Their wide array of CNC plant enables our experienced team to tackle one offs for rapid prototyping and tooling when required. Operating out of their modern facilities in the south of England Reedway are driven by the pursuit of manufacturing excellence. They excel in producing complex and difficult to machine assemblies; working with the most demanding industries. Reedway offer services 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 (e.g. ASME). Reedway have joined the TWI Innovation network as an industrial SME from Southampton for technology acceleration opportunities and developments via collaborative project applications with TWI and its innovation centres across the UK and wider European platforms (e.g. H2020).

RKSoft, originally an SME from Ankara, Turkey, set up as an information technologies company in 2008 have joined the TWI Innovation Network to join collaborations as an innovation accelerator across the collaborative canvas that the network represents and develops with an international outreach. RKSoft are the designers and providers of MapCodex GIS solutions that is available industrially and globally. RKSoft has been chosen as a Microsoft Enterprise Services supplier in Turkey. They are formed of experienced specialists in computer graphics, geographical databases and compiler design. The Mapcodex solutions family is being used in over 6000 computers in many projects, both nationally and internationally. RKSoft are available to collaborate across the UK (with offices in London) and wider Europe.

Rocklore is a UK SME from Surrey specialising in mining and exploration services, trade, operations, QA/QC and logistics with experience in projects environments across the globe, as well as different regions and scale of projects from gold mining in Asia minor (Anatolia) to terrains beyond (e.g. Pakistan) and even conflict zones. This is complemented by a strong background in geology demonstrated by long term affiliations through the Fellowship of the Geological Society of London and membership of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Rocklore have supported collaborative innovation projects across the Innovate UK (IUK) platform (e.g. CleanMine), bringing their expertise in dissemination and exploitation activities for the successful delivery of the project in support of the partners, and are keen to explore and develop further opportunities and relationships across the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator and industrial participant through the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) at TWI.

Roketsan is a large industrial enterprise from Turkey and an active participant in international projects across NATO as well as European programmes (e.g. H2020). Roketsan has become an innovation accelerator of the TWI Innovation Network to further extend the collaboration with TWI and its innovation centres for activities on a number of topics including advanced materials solutions, manufacturing as well as structural integrity management tools and instrumentations.

Sampas have joined the TWI Innovation Network with a focus on nanotechnology as an innovation accelerator to explore the collaborative project opportunities presented by the network alongside participation in related activities. Sampas are a strong medium-sized enterprise from Istanbul, Turkey with wide interests across construction, engineering, infrastructure, textiles, packaging, glass, ceramics, plastics, waste management, renewable energy and transport (automotive) industries. Sampas nanotechnology particularly covers these sectors, developing and offering nanomaterial-based applications in an industrial setting through collaboration.

As an SME in France looking to offer smart systems for monitoring and antifouling solutions for transport and energy sectors, Sofchem has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme with TWI to collaborate strategically for the latest innovations, and to increase its portfolio of activities.

STL Technology is a technology development company focused on supporting innovation in advanced engineering industries covering aerospace, automotive, astrospace, renewables and the marine sectors. The firm’s expertise lies in its growing resources in the field of condition and structural health monitoring, software, simulation and modelling. STL is experienced in devising a technology development programme with the technology pull from large organisations and industrial needs to take a system from promising early stage demonstrator to formal prototype, built to the expected standard. STL have joined the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) of the TWI Innovation Network as an industrial SME partner from the UK, hence an innovation accelerator to participate in collaborative programmes across the UK and European initiatives as well as joint country projects with a wider international dimension globally.

Based in Istanbul, Turkey, SU-IMC was established with Kordsa, a leading manufacturer of reinforcement materials, with a focus on innovative, integrated and hybrid technologies that allow high-value-added design and enhanced manufacturing capabilities (eg additive and composites). Already working across multiple industry sectors, SU-IMC has joined the TWI Innovation Network to work on new collaborative opportunities, and to build up its portfolio of activities across European platforms.

Sundance - www.sundance.com – is an SME that was founded in 1989 with the focus on design, manufacturing, and testing of electronics modules based on a leading-edge multiprocessing technology that allowed infinitive scaling of processing power. The target market was MRI-Scanners where their modules have been used hence. Sundance have since provided the hardware platform to develop application solutions on e.g. Xilinx ARM + FPGA technology, called Zynq. Sundance has in-house manufacturing equipment for electronics board and full test facilities. They run an ISO9001 Quality System to monitor all processes and have done since 1999. The focus of Sundance is still Multiprocessing Technology and their key technology interests include: Vision System and sub-components for safety, Advanced Sensor technology for monitoring, Robotics electronics for unmanned vehicles. They have joined the TWI Innovation Network to explore collaborative applications as an innovation accelerator.

Torsion Field Ltd. have become industrial members of the TWI innovation network to collaborate further across UK and Europe as an innovation accelerator. As an SME in the UK, with a particular focus on structured liquids Torsion Field bring some extraordinary benefits across many industry sectors. These include emissions reduction and improved fuel efficiency in vehicles and machinery, reduced oxidation-applicable to food and beverage for increased shelf life. Further benefits have translations onto agriculture and aquaculture as well. Torsion Field are pursuing these interests and considering several applications that can utilise their technology.

TPS WeldTech, a well established UK SME with several sites across the country from the south west to the north east and an HQ in Scotland, joined the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) as a TWI Industrial Member. TPS WeldTech are specialists in welding, cutting and related automation services as well as training and validation for various industry sectors, notably automotive as well as construction and general engineering. They have an extensive product category range from automation, cameras, consumables, generators, and plasma cutters to positioning equipment and welding simulators. TPS WeldTech have come on board the AIP to explore potential national and international collaborative opportunities that the TWI Innovation Network offers to its Members.

Large enterprise and TWI Industrial Member Uniper Technologies Ltd has been working with TWI looking at NDT technologies. Uniper signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme to focus on new developments in energy materials and the power sector.

Viskam Machine Vision and Automation Systems, an SME from Bursa, Turkey, have joined the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator, with an intent to explore and participate in the Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) for potential collaborations with industry and academia through the TWI Innovation centres. Viskam are experienced in multinational collaborations across wider Europe e.g. FP7 and H2020 programmes, and have a track record of technology activities, research, development and innovation projects as a result. Viskam are specialists in machine vision and automation; doing process control, quality control and robot guiding using industrial cameras and vision analysis software (including their own). They are favourably placed within supply chains for several industry sectors; primarily automotive, industrial machine manufacturing, white and brown goods manufacturing as well as food processing. They have several distribution arrangements in place with Europe, Asia and the Far East for cameras, illumination products and lenses. Viskam are well equipped to engage in innovation.

Welding Alloys Group, industrial members of TWI, have joined TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to closely explore collaborative opportunities with TWI and its innovation centres as well as the other industrial members of the network to participate in projects, offer and demonstrate their capabilities and benefit from new developments that can make an impact in the field as end-user applications. Welding Alloys Group are the go-to provider of advanced welding consumables, automated equipment for wear protection, and engineered wear solutions with commitment to innovation. They are a large enterprise with coverage more than 150 countries and territories throughout a network of over 28 subsidiaries and with more than 1000 employees and specialists in different disciplines. Industry sector activities include agriculture, food, construction (e.g. cement & building materials), energy (e.g. hydropower), oil and gas, petrochemical, transport (e.g. railways), steel making, pulp and paper, sugar, recycling & waste, mining, quarries and earthmoving equipment. Their range of products and services include; welding alloy consumables, welding machines and welding/cladding services.

Wolfram Industrie of Germany, specialists in production and processing of refractory metals: tungsten and molybdenum, have come on board the TWI Innovation Network as innovation accelerators to closely collaborate on developments and innovation projects with specific interests in welding engineering, metallurgy and testing. Wolfram Industrie develops, tests and produces materials from W and Mo for various purposes that span from structural parts, electrodes to high temperature applications, including new compositions and custom solutions.As an industrial participant of the TWI Innovation Network they are keen to collaborate across the AIP platform.

WRS Marine is an experienced service provider in inspection, corrosion testing to the maritime and offshore industry. The organisation became an Industrial Member of TWI after a collaborative project across the European FP7 platform. WRS Marine has signed up for an Accelerated Innovation Programme to further enhance its capabilities in, for example, antifouling and automation.

Yesilova AR-GE Centre of Yesilova Holding from Bursa, Turkey have become industrial members of TWI to collaborate further across wider Europe via the network and AIP. Specialists in metal fabrications and manufacturing particularly using Aluminium, Yesilova AR-GE have many interests and applications across several industry sectors including automotive (e.g. lightweighting), construction and engineering to name a few.

Zyba is a UK based SME focused on harnessing the power of ocean waves to protect coastlines from erosion, enhance marine ecosystems with new coral reefs and generate renewable energy. Their patented CCell technology is an ultra-lightweight wave energy converter which moves with the waves to generate electricity. This electricity is used locally to grow coral reefs in any shape or size from natural minerals in the water through an electrochemical process known as BioRock, pioneered by their partners at The Global Coral Reef Alliance. Zyba delivers excellence through advanced engineering and numerical modelling and is joining the TWI Innovation Network as an innovation accelerator to develop collaborations in areas from composite NDT to remote condition monitoring and more.