CPI’s Process Technology Team wins prestigious IChemE Global Award
Published on 23/11/2020
CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult, today announced that its Process Technology Team has been awarded with the IChemE Team Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2020. This award recognises the Process Technology Team’s exceptional outputs – providing robust scale up design for complex projects across a range of industries – and the diversity and collaborative spirit of the team behind them.
Showcasing the best in chemical engineering, the IChemE Global Awards – which are widely considered as the world’s most prestigious chemical engineering awards – celebrate chemical, process and biochemical excellence. After being named a finalist for both the Team and the Diversity and Inclusion Awards, CPI’s Process Technology Team walked away as the winners of the IChemE Team Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2020 on November 18th. Sponsored by BakerHicks, this prize is awarded to the team that best demonstrates the implementation of a project, process, product or service within the chemical process sector.
CPI’s Process Technology Team provides robust scale up design for new processes and technologies across all process industries. Helping both small and large companies, the Process Technology Team focuses on delivery of lab scale development and process engineering scale up design to help customers commercialise completely new and novel products. This work has included developing a manufacturing process for a new COVID-19 vaccine and the successful creation of a scalable graphene oxide purification process. In addition, the team helped a customer scale up a novel recycling technology which led to the securing of millions of pounds in investment towards building a first-in-world plant.
The diversity and camaraderie in the team are also evident. The award was judged on the submission form only but for the virtual award ceremony, the Process Technology Team created a memorable video to showcase to the audience why they were shortlisted for these two awards. It’s easy to see how well the team works together; watch the video here
Joanna Newton, Process Technology Manager at CPI, said: “I am so proud to be a part of this unique, hard-working and collaborative group. We are a diverse team that work really well together on complex projects across a range of industries, focusing on customer needs. But beyond that, we work together like a family, and I think that shows in our successful outputs, and ultimately in this recognition.”
Frank Millar, CEO at CPI, said: “I am delighted that CPI’s Process Technology Team have secured this global award. It highlights the importance of teamwork, professionalism and diverse thinking to enable innovation, and really showcases why CPI is an exceptional place to work.”