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Made Smarter Adoption North East is a programme backed by world-renowned businesses and the UK government. 

It connects manufacturers to digital tools, innovations and skills that can transform the way they work.

Made Smarter Adoption North East aims to drive growth amongst the region’s manufacturing businesses and advance the UK economy by improving the development and adoption of emerging technologies.

Made Smarter adoption in the North East
  • Who can take part in Made Smarter Adoption North East?

    Small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses in the North East LEP and Tees Valley LEP areas.

  • Localised advice and support

    Join Made Smarter Adoption North East and you’ll benefit from fully-funded advice from specialist technology experts. They’ll help you identify the right digital tools to make everyday improvements to your business, and support your staff to implement the new technology within the organisation.

  • Our three-stage process

    Our three-stage process includes:

      • An initial one-to-one digital health check, helping you identify where improvements can be made in your business using digital technology.
      • Intensive workshops looking at the solutions available, how the technology works in practice and how to successfully implement these changes within your business
      • One-to-one support from an industrial digital technologies (IDT) specialist to move towards the implementation phase.
  • Further support

    You’ll also be given support in identifying possible grant funding to help with the purchase of new technology and equipment.

    If you’d like to apply, the registration process takes about 2-3 minutes to complete. If you are registered with Companies House, lots of fields in this form will auto populate so it’s a straightforward process.