What we do

We transform industries.

Whether a start-up or a blue chip organisation, our clients partner with TTP to transform industries.

To do this, our people work at the intersection of science, engineering and business to invent and develop breakthrough products and technologies.

Every person at TTP has a passion for technology and a desire to solve difficult problems. Together, we invent, design and engineer new technologies and products that have lasting global impact.

years of innovation
projects a year
scientists, engineers and designers

Who we are

Our process

We deliver across the entire life of a project, from opportunity discovery to production engineering.


We work with our clients at discovery stage, helping to understand their markets and identify the best opportunities for invention.


Once we’ve identified an opportunity, we use our deep understanding of science and technology to invent concepts, and our state-of-the-art facilities to prototype them.


We use proven development tools and processes to tackle the most complex design challenges and manage the risks inherent in development.


We work to ensure that our designs meet the needs of all stakeholders, and that they conform with the requirements, specifications, and any identified regulations.


Manufacture is considered from the concept stage. We help clients select manufacturers and develop customised production equipment where required.

Explore our work

We deliver ground breaking science and technologies that improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people and find new ways to connect the world.

A culture of freedom

October 1987

The Technology Partnership is formed

The Technology Partnership is formed and set up home on Melbourn Science Park

April 1997

TAP is formed

The Automation Partnership (TAP) was formed in 1997, a year later saw TAP demerged from the group. In 2013 TAP was taken over by Sartouris Stedim with a valuation of £33m.

April 1998

TTPCom is formed

Developing and licensing software and micro-chips, enabling phones to recognize and receive signals from wireless networks.

August 2000

TTP Group acquires Melbourn Science Park

Melbourn Science Park is a 17 acre campus situated 9 miles south of Cambridge, UK

October 2000

TTPCom is floated on the London Stock Exchange

Following the spinout from TTP floatation was the natural progression. In 2006 TTPCom was acquired by Motorola for £103m.

April 2001

SPT Labtech (previously TTP Labtech) is formed

SPT Labtech (previously TTP Labtech) design and manufacture robust, reliable and easy-to-use solutions for life science.

July 2012

Tonejet becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary

Tonejet is a powerful digital print technology and is leading the way in digital printing

December 2016

TTP Meteor is sold to Global Graphics SE

Formed in 2015 TTP Meteor develops and supplies production-ready electronics and software to drive all major industrial inkjet printheads. Global Graphics SE acquired Meteor in December 2016.

February 2017

TTP Ventus is formed

TTP Ventus manufactures a wide range of micropumps which are enabling innovation across sectors from medical to defence

September 2018

SPT Labtech (previously TTP Labtech) acquired by Battery Ventures

Global investment firm backs growth plans for SPT Labtech (previously TTP Labtech)

April 2019

Cellular Highways is formed

The spin-out has been founded to commercialise TTP’s proprietary Vortex-Actuated Cell Sorting (VACS) technology.

April 2020

LEX Diagnostics is formed

Bringing molecular diagnostics to the doctors office with an inexpensive, rapid test for viral infections.

April 2021

Awerian is formed

Awerian provides research and development services that extend and enhance the ability of the United Kingdom and its Allies to defend themselves and to protect the future prosperity of their citizens.

September 2022

Lee Ventus (previously TTP Ventus) is acquired by The Lee Company

TTP Ventus is acquired by The Lee Company. The renamed Lee Ventus will continue operations in the UK, becoming The Lee Company’s first international production unit.