A4I Partners

 Innovate UK KTN


Innovate UK KTN helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.

IUK KTN links new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, IUK KTN combines in-depth knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries.

Henry Royce Institute


The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) identifies challenges and stimulates innovation in advanced materials research to support sustainable growth and development. This vision underpins the broad research endeavour of the national materials community.

National Engineering Laboratory


NEL provide leading independent consultancy, calibration and testing, research and development, training and knowledge transfer services to industry. As the holder of the UK’s National Standards for flow and density measurement, NEL is one of the foremost authorities on flow measurement issues in the world today.

NEL’s services are delivered by a team of 80 expert consultants, scientists and engineers utilising the facilities of a ISO17025, UKAS-accredited calibration laboratory (No. 0009) – one of the foremost laboratories for fluid flow measurement in the world.

National Measurement Laboratory at LGC


The National Measurement Laboratory (NML), hosted at LGC, is the UK’s designated institute for chemical and bio-measurement, delivering world-leading measurement science to solve complex global challenges, ensuring trust and confidence in the thousands of measurements performed routinely within the UK to improve quality of life. We support the work of the Government Chemist. At the NML we perform world-leading research, providing traceable and increasingly accurate standards of measurement. We play a leading role internationally to develop laboratory best practice and enable standardised, accurate, traceable and reliable data across the world.

Our measurement capabilities, which span nanoparticles to small molecules, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins to cells, are based on the core platforms of mass spectrometry, nucleic acid quantification and flow cytometry. Our experts help solve some of the most demanding chemical and biological measurement challenges identified by industry, academia, hospitals and government, encouraging innovation and supporting growth both within the UK and further afield.

National Physical Laboratory


The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. For more than a century NPL has developed and maintained the nation’s primary measurement standards.

These standards underpin the National Measurement System infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement. NPL ensures that cutting-edge measurement science and technology have a positive impact in the real world. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe.

Newton Gateway to Mathematics


The Newton Gateway to Mathematics acts as a knowledge intermediary for the mathematical sciences. It is the impact initiative of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI). Supported by INI and the University of Cambridge, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics reaches out to and engages with the users of mathematics – in industry, business, public sector and other scientific disciplines. It helps to bridge the gap between those engaged in frontier mathematical research and those working in more applied areas, by stimulating the interchange of knowledge and ideas.

Science and Technology Facilities Council


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a multidisciplinary research and innovation organisation at the forefront of UK science and technology. STFC provides specialist facilities, environments and people to support industry to de-risk innovation and solve industrial challenges, enhancing business growth and productivity.

STFC is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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