Made Smarter

Introducing Made Smarter

Made Smarter is a programme backed by world-renowned businesses and the UK government. We aim to connect makers like to the digital tools that will transform the way you work.

Join Made Smarter and you’ll benefit from fully-funded advice from specialist technology experts. We’ll help you identify the right digital tools and use them to make everyday improvements to your business. Up to 50% match funding is available, as well as guidance on creating an effective digital roadmap to ensure the right technology is taking your business in the right direction.

In addition, you can advance your own skills with our leadership training programme. Developed with Lancaster University Management school, it’s designed to enhance your leadership capabilities and make your transition to digital technology easier. You even have the opportunity to bring onboard digital-native talent with a funded student placement.

Register for a free, personalised assessment now at and discover how new digital technologies can help you make the difference for your business.

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Are you a North West maker or have production facilities in the region?
If you are a North West based Small or Medium-Sized maker 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

Discover how you can make a difference to British makers

Do you want to earn new contracts while helping other British businesses – and the economy as a whole? Made Smarter is running a pilot programme to help makers in the North West take advantage of emerging digital technology.


As a specialist technology provider, you can play a key role by providing the technology and expertise that will make the difference to North West makers.
Join our Supplier Directory and take your place in this exciting new pilot. Connect with like-minded businesses. Win new contracts. And play your part in the future success of UK manufacturing.

How does it work?
Our team of experts will work with makers to develop a technology adoption strategy and provide up to 50% match funding. We’ll highlight the most appropriate technology providers, and the business will choose who they want to work with. By joining our Supplier Directory, you can ensure you’re in the running for these projects.

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