Our History 

The 'BRITEST project' began in 1998 as a collaborative research programme funded by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Partners in the project were drawn from a number of leading UK fine chemical / pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. The aim of the project was to establish radical new process design methodologies that could lead to greater process understanding and drive significant improvements in sustainable manufacturing.  

Outputs from this project generated a set of innovative tools and methodologies to analyse product development and manufacturing processes in order to show where and how major improvements could be made.   

In 2001, Britest was formally established as a not-for-profit SME company to:

  • retain and manage the intellectual property emanating from the project
  • enable partners to further develop outputs and ensure effective deployment of the tools into their organisations.

Since 2001, Britest has evolved from a small UK-based company into a leading international authority on sustainable process innovation with clients, advocates and partners drawn from a diverse range of global industry sectors and academic institutions.

Today the Britest approach is an exemplary model for how outputs from research and innovation projects can be effectively exploited.