CPI is the driving force behind a number of the North East's strategic R&D initiatives. Each of CPI' programmes focuses on bringing cutting edge technology research to the region, which can be exploited for commercial application. As one of the Centres of Excellence, CPI and its programmes form a key component of the region's Strategy for Success, developed by the regional development agency, One NorthEast.
CPI is taking the leading role in bringing new emerging polymer electronics and direct write technologies to the North East of England. The Direct Write Technology Centre will offer clients full end-to-end services for product innovation including product design, prototyping and low volume manufacturing capabilities.
Status: DWTC R&D facilities and services will be on-stream during 2007
CPI is enabling businesses to readily access expertise, experience and facilities at Durham University for integrating and testing novel electronic, RFID, MEMS, NEMS, sensors and signal processing software components for innovating and prototyping new devices and products.
Status: CENS R&D services are already on-stream
CPI is bringing one of the key production processes for manufacturing silicon wafers and microchips to the North East of England. Epitaxy is increasing in significance as the semiconductor industry seeks to reduce the size of transistors and more novel devices are designed and developed.
Status: Epitaxy R&D facilities and services will be on-stream mid 2006
CPI has targeted investment in strengthening the capacity and capability of the North East for stimulating further R&D in emerging small-scale healthcare and medical technologies. Six capital projects have been funded through the BioNano R&D programme:
CPI is working closely with One NorthEast and the five universities in the North East of England to monitor the progress of the UIC for Nanotechnology & Microsystems programme(UIC NanoTech). The programme aims to connect university expertise and facilities with industry, particularly small and medium-sized companies.
Status: UIC NanoTech programme is now on-stream
Assistance with commercialising of nanotechnology.
Photonics Development and Promotion throughout Europe
Personalised Healthcare To Constantly Monitor Health and Identify Future Disease
Next Generation of Photonic Materials Including Bio-Photonics and Organic Light Emitting Diodes
Nanomedicine Driving Innovations Within The Healthcare Sector
Ambient Intelligence Applied To Household Products and Services To Develop A Future Society With Adaptive Intelligent Homes, Communities and Work Spaces
Case Studies - Working With CPI To Access Finances And Expertise To Bring Nanotechnology Based Products To The Marketplace
Consumer Products That Enhance Quality of Life and Increase Profitable Business Growth
Business Innovation - Using CPI to Bring Technological Opportunities To Commercial Fruition
Managing Innovation and Turning Concepts Into Reality With Project Management Services
Flexible Functional Materials - Applications and Features of Plastic Electronics
Flexible Functional Materials and Plastic Electronics Technology Development through the Plastic Electronics Technology Centre (PETeC)
Integration and Testing Expertise, Experience and Facilities For Novel Electronics Through The Centre for Electronic Nano-Systems (CENS)
Atomic Layer Deposition for Nano & Macro-Electronics (ALD) for Nanoelectronics
Photonic Materials Institute- Capabilities and Areas of Activity
Screening Drug Metabolism - Reducing Drug Development Costs
Nanocoatings for Biomaterials and Sensors
Nano-Scale Genomic and Proteomic Analysis in Living Cells
Micro and Nano Scale Surface Structuring of Biocompatible Materials
Polymer-Based Lab-on-a-Chip System Development
Commercialising Small-Scale and Nanotechnologies
CPI Announces Start of National Centre for Healthcare Photonics Project
CPI Install World Leading Atomic Layer Deposition Systems
Siyu Chen, Ph.D.
In this interview, we discuss a new approach to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that utilizes nano-pockets to capture target molecules, ensuring a highly sensitive way to detect chemical processes.
Dr. Yitong Dong
Dr. Yitong Dong has recently been awarded funding to study custom composite nanocrystals, which could help to create advanced quantum communication technologies. Learn more about this project in this interview.
Roey Elnathan, Ph.D.
We take a closer look at the fusion of nanotechnology and CAR-T therapy through our interview with Dr. Roey Elnathan about a new approach that harnesses the capabilities of nanoneedles to efficiently deliver genetic materials to target cells.
The Verifire™ interferometer system provides fast and reliable measurements of surface form error.
This article outlines how Unity, Oxford Instruments’ new detector for a revolutionary new imaging technique, can be used to revolutionize imaging.
Discover the compact, fast rotary table V-610 for precision testing and manufacture.