Key Centres of Excellence

As a local authority, we’ve worked hard over the last two decades to diversify the local economy and invest in the regeneration of former industrial sites and in improvements to the surrounding infrastructure. As a result of this, plus public and private investment in innovation and R&D facilities and the formation of partnerships with local academia, Neath Port Talbot is now home to a number of centres of excellence. This means that businesses setting up here can take advantage of the considerable opportunities for knowledge transfer and collaboration on product development.

Key Centres of Excellence include:

Neath Port Talbot is also the chosen location for the proposed Global Rail Centre of Excellence, a world-class rail testing facility which will provide a vital service to UK and international train manufacturers, network operators and the wider industry and supply chain.