We offer our insight to support policymakers across a broad range of issues and at every level of government, helping to deliver their ambitions in industrial and regional development.
Key delivery partner
With world-class regional clusters and the UK’s best manufacturing community, we are well-placed to help policymakers deliver their ambitions in industrial and regional development (e.g., levelling up).
Working with thousands of industrial partners each year across a broad range of areas, we understand the key challenges and opportunities the manufacturing sector faces. We can bring unique insights to your industrial strategy to help deliver more effective policy.
Our work to commercialise novel technologies and build clusters of manufacturing excellence deliver benefits to the UK and its regions.
Convening key voices
At the junction of business, academia, and government, we convene broad coalitions to provide strategic leadership on local, national and global challenges.
We use our position of knowledge and understanding in advanced manufacturing to help shape and deliver UK policy and industrial strategy.
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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.
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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 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 improving public health
Deep industry understanding and experience allows us to guide your policy towards the best outcomes in a fast-changing world.
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Access to 3,500 of the UK’s best engineers, scientists and technicians to inform your policy solutions and industrial strategy. We can help hone your policies on a host of areas: from net zero to skills, regional growth to equality and diversity, as well as policies linked to technology and innovation.
Technical capability from material technologies, processing and formulation through to high integrity product assembly and validation.
A magnet for conversations and collaborations that will shape tomorrow. We can help policymakers to include the voices of manufacturing partners in their region(s) when developing solutions and industrial strategies.
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The furniture and fittings industries face unique challenges in a fiercely competitive global market, where there are ever increasing demands for a greater range and complexity of products and services.
We have identified an opportunity to enter a new market and, with the help of Made Smarter, have put data and systems integration at the heart of that solution