Get Smart with GISMO

Welcome to the GISMO website

Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) was created to provide cutting-edge ideas and solutions to put businesses in Cheshire and Warrington ahead of the curve in the use, design and manufacture of materials. GISMO was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

We are no longer recruiting for GISMO, but are still keen to work with Cheshire businesses. If you have a business challenge and would like to collaborate with us, please visit the Faculty of Science and Technology Business Partnerships and Enterprise web pages and get in touch. Our specialist team will help you access the expertise, talent, and facilities you need.

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Use GISMO to:

  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of your products and processes.
  • Find new materials and formulations for your products
  • Test and develop materials, your ideas and products
  • Trial new technologies and processes
  • Develop and build prototypes
  • Understand developments in materials science

If you want to put your materials, products and processes to the test, we will carry out a free assessment for you. 

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Find out how GISMO can help you to improve your designs, products and processes in these three areas:

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Case Study: Cadscan

Cadscan is a Chester-based business which combines advanced imaging, 3D printing and 3D visualisation technologies to create high-value products. Their multidisciplinary product development team works

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Boost your Business

By working with GISMO, you can:

  • Commercialise your ideas
  • De-risk research and development
  • Improve time-to-market
  • Reduce development costs
  • Improve the functionality of your products
  • Scale-up or re-organise production
  • Re-purpose manufacturing processes
  • Improve the reliability and performance of your products and processes
  • Reduce manufacturing costs
  • Develop and diversify your products-base
  • Discover and exploit new markets and business opportunities
  • Find design and manufacturing partners
  • Connect to funding sources for further research and development

Get in Touch

Ask for more information about GISMO, or tell us about the materials challenge with which you want help. One of our experts will get back to you.

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