Made Smarter Regional delivery:
UK mobilises local support programme


Made Smarter to ‘usher in next industrial revolution’

Officially launched in November 2018 and backed by both UK government and some of the world's biggest businesses, the Made Smarter North West programme is set to engage with 3,000 SME manufacturers across Cheshire and Warrington, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region to boost productivity.

Companies that get involved in the project will get the chance to access match-funded grants and advice on the right digital tools and how how to use them to make an everyday improvement to business. It's all about equipping people with the digital tools to make an everyday difference to their business.

It is anticipated that by becoming a test-bed for new types of technologies and advanced processes, the region's manufacturing sector could generate a 25% increase in productivity and add £115m to the North West economy. Embracing the principles of Made Smarter could also help to open new markets, increase exports and create thousands of jobs.

At its core will be helping local businesses to innovate, creating new opportunities and technologies in the process. It’s a hugely exciting time for the North West and I believe this is truly a once in a generational opportunity to boost productivity and create the high value, highly paid jobs of the future.
— Juergen Maier, Chair of Made Smarter UK & CEO of Siemens UK

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