Support for Manufacturers, Engineers and Makers

If you are manufacturer, engineer or maker with facilities of operations in the North West and want to invest in new digital technology or upskill your staff so that they can use them, then register for an assessment.

We will support you on your journey with fully-funded, impartial, expert advice and grant funding to support your project implementation.


Your technology project might involve:

  • Creating bespoke products with 3D printing

  • Delivering consistent production quality with machine learning

  • Making training safer through virtual reality

  • Increasing productivity through automation

What’s included?


Face-to-face tailored support, advice and skills training

Investing in IDT could increase your company’s efficiency and productivity. Our team will help you plan your strategy, develop your workforce and invest in your operations.


Grant Funding & Student Placement

We can help you to fund new software and hardware with a 50% match-funded grant as well as support to find suitable student placements to help your business grow.


Develop your existing technology

We can support you to safeguard your future through the development of existing technology to raise your productivity.