Made Smarter

Key features: Grants of up to 50% to support SMEs to develop Industrial Digital Technology. This is initially launching as a pilot in the North West of England. £20m of funding is available in this first round to support R&D projects, capital purchases, training, consultancy and student placements.

Programme: Made Smarter is a government-backed industrial strategy designed to boost UK manufacturing productivity and growth through the adoption of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT).

Award: Made Smarter Commission are offering training, support and grants to SMEs to adopt IDT

Opens: 2 January 2019

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes:

Support phone number: 0114 236 4457

Grants of up to 50% to support SMEs to develop Industrial Digital Technology. This is initially launching as a pilot in the North West of England. £20m of funding is available in this first round to support R&D projects, capital purchases, training, consultancy and student placements.
 
Made Smarter is a government-backed industrial strategy designed to boost UK manufacturing productivity and growth through the adoption of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT) such as robotics, AI, and additive manufacturing.

These technologies are already transforming manufacturing processes and production, driving increases in efficiency and output. They will revolutionise your business and your industry.
Through adoption of digital technologies, the UK manufacturing sector could: Increase Productivity by 25%; Grow by up to 3% per year; create 175,000 jobs; reduce CO2 emissions by 4.5%
 
Funding
 
Made Smarter Commission are offering training, support and grants to SMEs to adopt IDT.
 
50% of project costs and/or fully funded student placements
 
Scope
 
Made Smarter will help you and your organisation embrace the technologies that will change the face of manufacturing. The scheme is designed to help you understand IDT and what it can do for you, how it can drive innovation in your organisation, increase workforce skills, and catalyse your business.
 
Out of Scope
 
Non-manufacturing businesses, Business outside Cumbria, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester or Cheshire

How can we help?
We have an expert team who specialise in applying for, and securing funding on behalf of businesses. The success criteria for funding is often complex; engaging a specialist team significantly increases your chance of obtaining funding. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, or apply for this funding, contact us at your earliest opportunity.

We continually appraise the market to source the most appropriate funding available to meet our clients’ requirements.  There are numerous opportunities currently available, spanning a range of industries and topics. If you would like to explore the funding available, call us today to speak to a member of the team and to find out how your business could benefit.