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April 22nd, 2008

A step closer to being world-class for innovation

Abstract:
THE process sector is at the very heart of the Teesside's business community.

Making up more than half of the local economy, it employs thousands of staff and is currently enjoying a boom time with hundreds of millions of pounds of investments being pumped into new projects.

Teesside is also home to the National Skills Academy for the process industries which aims to plug the sector's skills gap and deliver up to 8,000 extra NVQ qualifications and train an extra 800-900 apprentices across the region.

But the region's ambition to become a world-class centre for innovation in the processing sector has been cemented further with the merger of two leading organisations.

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) at Wilton and Newcastle's Centre of Excellence for Nano, Micro and Photonic Systems (Cenamps) have joined forces to drive industry-led development in the sector.

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