TWI is one of Europe’s foremost independent not-for- profit research and technology organisations, employing >700 people with an annual turnover of >€70 million. TWI works across all industry sectors with expertise in key aspects of materials, coatings  and joining. The majority of TWI’s activities (65%) are contract research, funded by industry and built around the development of advanced technologies. TWI is also an active participant in collaborative research programmes in Europe and the UK.