The Trend Institute is part of T.E Laboratories, a highly successful privately owned SME with over 25 years’ experience in sectors such as aviation, road, rail, construction, chemical, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical and food.

The Trend Institute was established to help clients bring their idea from the lab bench through to market using the expertise of scientists, chemists, engineers and research analysts, all utilising our state of the art accredited laboratories.

We have unparalleled commercial, innovation, research and development resources supported by an established supplier and research partner network across Europe.

We are not controlled by external funding, academic politics or time schedules.  We work within time frames and budgets defined by our clients.

We have a successful portfolio of 11 European Funded FP7 & H2020 Projects.  Enabling us to develop strong partnerships with leading universities, local government and business.


Working with the Trend Institute offers clients a unique cost saving strategy which saves on time, effort, manpower, operating costs and training costs.

Our services and processes are fully auditable, transparent and traceable throughout the entire project. The Intellectual Property Rights are retained by clients.