We translate ideas into commercial reality, driving original research to the market.
From basic production foundations to the latest manufacturing technologies, we help manufacturing companies to scale-up production and grow their business.
Developing new technologies can transform a business, market, or economy. We support commercial research and development, helping manufacturing companies to take advantage of novel new technologies and techniques.See more about manufacturing technology development
Establishing reliable supply chains are vital for the widespread adoption of new technologies. We help manufacturing companies to develop and optimise supply chains for new and existing products and technologies.See more about manufacturing supply chain development
Our centres offer apprenticeships, continuous professional development (CPD) courses and bespoke training to help build and maintain the high-level skills UK manufacturing needs.
We use our experience of working with over 20,000 companies to bring insight to individual manufacturing problems and move towards solutions.
At the meeting point of businesses and researchers, we play a key role in encouraging research led by commercial demand. We help to apply this ground-breaking research in the thousands of projects we work on each year.See more about manufacturing research
Our industry and technology insights make us an ideal partner in the development and delivery of national or local policies. By convening industry voices, we help shape policies that secure strong buy-in and produce results.See more about manufacturing policy
We enable the innovations in technologies, techniques, materials and energy that can have a big impact on reaching net zero.See more about sustainable manufacturing
We are playing our part to distribute investment across the UK, attracting inward investment from multinational companies and developing homegrown companies of all sizes.See more about regional development
A thriving economy needs an effective system for training new engineers and technicians, and to continually progress the skills of those in the workforce. We are helping to build the foundations for a new UK skills system.See more about manufacturing workforce development
Digital technologies are transforming all aspects of modern life. Applying these to manufacturing, we help companies drastically reimagine their production, making significant savings in cost, waste and emissions.See more about manufacturing digitalisation
In the age of global pandemics, maintaining and improving public health is a key national priority. We help healthcare companies to bring effective new products to market and apply that insight in other sectors, supporting our collective health.See more about public health challenges
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We’re helping to move cutting-edge research from the UK’s world-leading universities into the commercial market, supporting companies to transform the products they sell, the way they make them and the skills of their workforce.
We help turn great ideas into commercial realities
Access to over 3,500 of the UK’s best engineers, scientists and technicians read to help solve business challenges and support national initiatives through research, development and delivery.
We offer manufacturing companies access to the specialist equipment and technology needed to develop and test their ideas, de-risking investment.
Spanning material technologies, processing and formulation through to high integrity product assembly and validation.
A magnet for conversations and collaborations that will shape tomorrow. Connect manufacturing companies of all sizes with governments and researchers to generate powerful innovations.
Deep industry understanding and experience allows us to guide manufacturing businesses towards the best outcomes in a fast-changing and competitive world. We also use our insight to guide and deliver industrial policy.
Business success starts from within. We are experienced in reskilling and upskilling your current workforce. We also offer access to apprenticeships, knowledge transfer partnerships, training courses and student placements to help build and maintain the high-level skills needed to transform your business.
We work with companies to develop funding proposals and at times make introductions to investors. We do not offer grants, loans or other direct financial support to companies.
There are, however, a number of organisations (such as Innovate UK) that can provide funding assistance.
To find out more about funding opportunities, please visit the Innovate UK website.