Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder Programme

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise Scottish Government

What does this involve?

The Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder programme offers free support for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) that operate in engineering and manufacturing industries in Scotland.

Whether you're developing a new product or have a specific challenge, the programme can help you improve your business's efficiency and productivity to increase competitiveness.

The programme provides free advice and consultancy services and access to high-spec manufacturing equipment through the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) projects and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). SMEs across Scotland can also benefit from help, support and potential partnerships with industry, as well as signposting to relevant support organisations and key economic development agencies.

A full programme of events runs throughout the year, covering topics such as aerospace, robotics, additive manufacturing, medical devices, biotech, supply chains and skills training.

The cluster builder is a unique community of industry, academia and support bodies, including the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) projects. It is delivered by the Centre for Engineering Education and Development (CeeD) on behalf of the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if your business:

  • is based in Scotland
  • has less than 250 employees

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate in engineering and manufacturing industries in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It will take approximately 5 minutes to register your interest on the Advancing Manufacturing website. You can expect a reply within 5 working days.

Next steps

Visit the Advancing Manufacturing website for more information and to register your interest. 

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise Scottish Government

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