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We’re offering manufacturers, makers and producers wide-ranging support to help them to introduce the right technology to tackle business challenges.

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

We’re offering you access to our grant scheme, digital tools and skills support to improve your business performance and efficiency.

How Made Smarter can help you

  • Hand holding money icon Increase profits
  • leadership icon Maximise efficiency
  • Reduce lead times
  • Cut costs
  • Get to market faster

What could I get?

1:1 sessions

Fully funded bespoke assessment, delivered by the National Composites Centre, enabling SMEs to see the benefits industrial digital technologies can bring you. Download your guide to Digital Transformation.

Grants up to £20k

Access match-funded grants up to £20k to invest in digital technology, hardware or software to implement your project. Download your guide to Make the difference.

Skills support

Benefit from a student intern or digital leadership training; Leadership for Driving Technological Change, delivered by the University of the West of England. Download your Internship guidance and guide to Lead your Business.

  • You are a small and medium-sized organisation and have fewer than 250 employees
  • Your manufacturing, making or production operations are located in the West of England (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire)
  • You operate in-house production making physical, tangible products, to a sufficient scale

"Through Made Smarter West of England we are aiming to give SME’s access to the digital tools, skills and innovation support they need to improve business performance and efficiency, unlocking their full growth potential."


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Starting your digital journey

Made Smarter is already helping business across the West of England, the Midlands and in the North.

Don't get left behind. Register now.