Made Smarter West of England
This programme offers small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) makers and manufacturers access to digital tools, skills and innovation to improve business performance and efficiency.
The West of England Combined Authority has launched Made Smarter West of England, a new programme designed to assist local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working in the making and manufacturing sectors to understand and overcome operational challenges through digital technologies.
Whether you’re a local furniture maker or a baker, an engineer or an electric vehicle producer, Made Smarter can help your business to innovate, upskill your staff and deliver technological change with support from experts.
What is Made Smarter?
This innovative new programme gives SME makers and manufacturers access to digital tools, skills and innovation to improve business performance and efficiency, and is funded and delivered by the West of England Combined Authority in partnership with UWE Bristol and the National Composites Centre.
Register for the Made Smarter West of England programme and get access to:
- fully funded bespoke one-to-one assessment, roadmap and tech adoption support
- match funded grants up to £20K to invest in digital technology hardware or software
- fully funded student interns to support your digital journey and bolster your business
- digital leadership training to upskill employees and accelerate growth.
Staying ahead of the curve
The UK is a global industrial leader, shaping how the world does business by creating, adopting and exporting advanced industrial digital technologies. Manufacturers are reducing costs and boosting profit margins, whilst reducing their carbon footprint, showing the vital link between the digital and green agendas.
The digital world is ever-changing, and it can be tough to identify the skills and training your employees need to stay ahead of the curve. By introducing the region to the Made Smarter programme, we are ensuring the West of England remains at the forefront.
How to register
Made Smarter West of England, led by the West of England Combined Authority initiative, are offering businesses wide-ranging support to help introduce the right technology.
Whether it is a fully funded one to one bespoke assessment, funding or skills support, we’re giving you access to the digital tools, skills and innovation to improve your business performance and efficiency.
Take a positive step to invest in your business.