Time 2 Innovate - Funded Support for Business - University of Derby

Time 2 Innovate

Supporting you to research and innovate in your business

What is Time 2 Innovate?
The Innovation Institute situated at Derby and Chesterfield is offering a range of technical engineering services without cost to SMEs whom are located within the D2N2 zone, and who seek to innovate new products and processes. The services offered are provided under the European funded programme Enabling Innovation's Time 2 Innovate. The free service offerings to eligible SMEs include;

Product design and development service covering market research, CAD design using Solidworks, CAE digital performance simulation, product prototyping (scaled 3D printed models in plastics and metals), mechanical testing of materials and components and a Scanning Electron Microscope with Element Composition Analysis.

Manufacturing process service covering design for manufacture, CAD/CAM software, inspection and reverse engineering using Polyworks software and a FARO scanning arm, 4-axis EDM wire cut, Multi-material 3D printing in photo cure polymers and metal based additive manufacturing, 5-axis CNC machine tools, in-process inspection using the Renishaw Equator.

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver free support for eligible SMEs in the D2N2 area.

For further information please contact the ERDF Team on erdf.iise@derby.ac.uk or 01332 597982.

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