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We're offering over 80 manufacturing businesses wide-ranging support to help introduce the right technology with Made Smarter West of England.

Made Smarter is designed to assist local manufacturing small-medium enterprises (SMEs) to understand and overcome operational challenges through digital technologies. This will help local manufacturing businesses to innovate, creating new opportunities in the process. It will also boost productivity, creating more value for your customers.

How Made Smarter can help you

  • Hand holding money icon Increase profits
  • leadership icon Maximise efficiency
  • Icon of technology Digital adoption
  • Icons of exclamation point Reduce lead times

We’re giving you the digital tools, skills and innovation to improve your business performance and efficiency.

What could I get?

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1:1 session

Fully funded bespoke assessment, delivered by the National Composites Centre, enabling SMEs to see the benefits industrial digital technologies can offer their business.

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Financial support

Eligible businesses will be able to access match funded grants for SMEs to invest in digital technology hardware or software and/or specialist advice to implement projects.

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Skills support

Eligible businesses will be able to access leadership & management training, & student internships, delivered by the University of the West of England, to ready your workforce for a digital future.

Delivered in partnership with

Businesses taking part in Made Smarter West of England will be guided to understand how to protect their Intellectual Property as well as offering other relevant business support.

  • Building icon You are a manufacturing organisation
  • Icon of a group of people You are a small and medium-sized organisation and have fewer than 250 employees
  • Icon of a location symbol You are based in the West of England (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire)
  • Icon of a £ sign You are able to provide funding towards financial and skills support measures

Businesses that are likely to get the most value out of this programme will have a minimum of two employees and a turnover of at least £75k.

"At its core Made Smarter helps local manufacturing businesses to innovate, creating new opportunities and technologies in the process."

Juergen Maier CBE, Co-Chair of Made Smarter UK

Starting your digital journey

Made Smarter adoption is already helping business across the North East, North West and Midlands.

We are now ready to launch in the West of England.