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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

The future of manufacturing in Scotland

Our online and in-person training courses will help you develop in-demand skills.

A digital future for the process industries with new Ayrshire technology centre

Are you a recent university or college graduate? Apply for our paid, summer placement programme.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the future of manufacturing.

A place where industry, academia and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, makes companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland will see the development of a new world-class facility in Renfrewshire which will work collaboratively with the existing specialist technology centres.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it challenges and opportunities for manufacturers and the manufacturing workforce. Regardless of your situation we are here to support.

Our team of industry-leading engineers and researchers can help in a way that suits your business and if you are an individual facing an uncertain future or looking to take the next step in your career, our Manufacturing Skills Academy is here for you.

Simply get in touch, we are very much open and ready to help.

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Manufacturing Skills Academy

Transforming the manufacturing workforce through upskilling and readying future generations for a life in industry.

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Digital Factory

The availability of data, and the ability to manage, analyse and visualise it with increasing ease, and in real time, is transforming all areas of manufacturing.

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Collaboration Hub

A place for manufacturers of all sizes and from all sectors to work together with research partners and the public sector to innovate and grow their businesses.

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Advanced Forming Research Centre

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

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Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

The centre works with and develops novel lightweight solutions to help manufacturing businesses face and overcome the challenges of the modern-day world.