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Made Smarter is a national movement backed by a network of world-renowned businesses and the UK government. 

We connect UK manufacturing industries to the digital tools, leadership, and skills they need to drive sustainable growth. We amplify the cutting-edge UK expertise in innovation & technology to transform the face of UK business operations every day.

Funding for your manufacturing growth
  • Technology adoption programme - Made Smarter

    Are you a manufacturer looking to accelerate the growth of your business but struggling to understand the best route forward?

    We can support you with:

    Find out more or Start your journey and register now

    Technology adoption support is currently available for SME manufacturers based in North West England. In the future, we anticipate technology adoption will be available across the UK.

    You should contact your local Business Growth Hub to see what support is available in your area. You could also sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to receive updates and alerts when Made Smarter is available in your region.

  • Made Smarter Manufacturing Challenge Fund - Made Smarter, UKRI

    The Manufacturing Made Smarter challenge programme is focused on the development of new innovations of digital technology within UK manufacturing. 

    It will bring together innovative business and research organisations across the UK to collaborate to find new digital solutions. New innovations will connect UK manufacturers, helping to build their resilience and flexibility, improve productivity and become environmentally sustainable.

    A £147m investment from the UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will support the transformation of UK manufacturing capabilities through the adoption of industrial digital technologies.

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  • Technology Accelerator Programme - Made Smarter, Digital Catapult

    Are you a medium or large manufacturer or someone working across the supply chain with known challenges? Could you advance and accelerate your business through technology adoption, but don’t know how?

    The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator has been designed to help you, the UK manufacturers, be at the forefront of industry adoption, leading the way and helping to understand how the UK transforms and adopts smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies.

    Designed for industry our match-funded partners will have the opportunity to scope and define the challenges set by industry. The UK’s technology and digital startup ecosystem is the strongest in Europe and London is one of the leading global tech hubs in the world. The programme is made real by the UK’s powerful technology innovator community.

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