Business Support

Manufacturing Made Smarter

Made Smarter logoBoost productivity with Made Smarter North West

Keep your business moving forward with support from a new £20 million initiative, designed to embed advanced digital technology across the North West’s manufacturing sector.

Backed by national government and some of the world’s biggest businesses, the Made Smarter North West programme is set to engage with 3,000 SME manufacturers across the region.

Cumbria businesses have the chance to access match funded support and advice regarding how industrial digital technologies (IDT), including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), could revolutionise their manufacturing processes.

A number of Cumbria firms will also qualify for more intensive business support, gaining access to match-funded grants, bespoke consultancy, mentoring and other resources which will help them to accelerate commercial growth.

To find out how your business can be made smarter visit or call 0161 359 3050.