Innovating for a Sustainable Future

We are NIRI

Operating out of Innovation House in Leeds, UK, NIRI is a global leader in product development for fibres, nonwovens and advanced materials, having successfully completed over 900 projects for over 450 companies

Our industry leading expertise and full prototyping and analytical capability is designed to accelerate innovation, develop commercially-viable products and provide world-class scientific advisory services

We are trusted by leading innovators across the globe, and have built an industry-leading reputation by supporting them with their most critical and game-changing aspirations

Our work is impactful and exciting

With the current rate of societal changes, unprecedented levels of innovation are required to develop the next generation of textile products and processes

Our team of world-class scientists, engineers and analysts apply technical excellence with commercial pragmatism to unlock ideas and translate them into commercially-viable products

Our competence is proven

Our unrivalled strategic and development services have delivered business growth and competitive advantage to our clients through volatile market environments for nearly two decades

Having completed over 900 projects for over 450 clients across the whole of the textile supply chain, our rapid growth as an organisation is mirrored by the value and growth we provide to our clients

Our core services

NIRI is a cutting-edge innovation consultancy specialising in fibres, nonwovens and advanced materials. We offer comprehensive services to facilitate innovation and business growth. We commit to helping our clients maintain a competitive edge through tailored consultancy services, which include:

  • Product Development
  • Market & Application Development
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing Support

At NIRI, collaboration is viewed as integral to innovation. We work in close partnership with customers and industry leaders to bring fresh ideas and solutions to the table, bridging the gap between fundamental research and commercialisation


Dr. Ross Ward, NIRI CCO


To accelerate sustainable innovation.



We deliver innovation using material science to enhance everyday life.



Our values are the set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that help us work towards a common goal. These values relate to how we operate as a business, how we build relationships and ultimately how we support our clients’ plans and ambitions.


Drive meaningful change

Benefitting society, the environment and the economy.


Passion for innovation

Applying technical excellence to produce commercially viable technologies.


Dynamic problem solving

Take initiative, think critically, and act decisively to deliver meaningful impact.


Deliver excellence

Upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality.


Effective collaboration

Work together to achieve our shared goals.


Continuous improvement

Promoting diversity and inclusivity, we protect, support and develop our team.

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