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Made Smarter

Introducing Made Smarter

The newly-launched Made Smarter programme is designed to support manufacturers, engineers, makers and creators with facilities or operations in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region to grow through adoption of new technologies.

Effective use of digital technology can provide a significant boost to your efficiency and bottom line. Now you can get access to the advice, insight, and funding you need to make it work for your business.  

Register for a fully-funded audit below to learn how your business can grow with new technology or register as technology provider to support the projects we deliver.

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Are you a Manufacturer?
If you are a North West based SME Manufacturer and want to invest in new digital technology or upskill your staff so that they can use them, you could be eligible to receive support including:

  • Face-to-face tailored support, advice and skills training
  • Grant Funding for digital technology projects
  • Student Placements to support and bolster your workforce

Are a you digitalisation technology provider?
If you are a Digital Technology provider and want to work on the projects with SME manufacturers we support, then register to join the supplier ecosystem.
Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will become a registered delivery partner for the programme.
As a delivery partner you can help us to support Manufacturing SMEs to increase the adoption of Industrial Digitalisation Technology (IDT) and drive UK growth. 

The process

  • Identification of SME Manufacturer project
  • Match ecosystem suppliers to develop implementation
  • Boost UK Manufacturing growth

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