These programmes are primarily for small and medium sized manufacturing companies (SMEs). Their objective is to boost competitiveness and stimulate growth through more effective use of technology, innovation and know-how. TWI Technology Centre (North East), TWI NDT Validation Centre (Wales) and TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire) play a major role in the organisation and provision of this technology transfer activity.
There are also regional programmes for SMEs in the UK's North West, North East, Wales, South Yorkshire and Scotland. Through these programmes, TWI provides information, advice and expert knowledge via its website, as well as technical support by conventional person-to-person methods such as consultancy, technical events and training.