North East
Advisory Services

Centre for Process Innovation

At CPI, we support innovative companies optimise their products, maximise their productivity and accelerate their AgriTech solutions along the pathway to commercial manufacture and market integration. By working collaboratively, we can produce stable and viable prototypes of your product.


We have the ability to support you with developing processes to produce fungal-based products, livestock probiotics and insecticidal proteins to increase global agricultural productivity. Our vast experience in designing fermentation processes for a range of micro-organisms, help replace traditional chemicals with biological alternatives that reduce environmental damage.


How is CPI enabling AgriTech solutions?

We’re at the forefront of emerging biotechnologies, novel materials, big data and the Internet of Things. Our world-class facilities and expertise across a range of technology platforms allow you to develop, scale-up, demonstrate and prove your innovative AgriTech products and processes.


We can help you to increase processing efficiency and scale-up synthetic and bio-derived ingredients, such as actives, polymers, surfactants and thickeners. Our wealth of formulation experience supports the development of complex liquids and solids such as fertilisers, seed coatings, biostimulants, chemicals for crop protection, and plant and animal probiotics. We can guide you through the development of biological actives, enzymes and whole cells, and produce large volumes of materials for application testing and field trials.


Beyond our manufacturing expertise, we share our deep knowledge of the innovation journey, convene partnerships and help to secure funding to reduce capital investment and speed up time to market.