National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Accelerating innovation in manufacturing

Wednesday 28 August 2024

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Ambitious manufacturing businesses across Glasgow City Region are benefiting from £14 million funding for three research and development (R&D) projects aiming to upskill the workforce, boost sustainability and productivity and accelerate local economic growth.

This, free to attend, interactive, symposium, will give you an insight into each of these Innovation Accelerator projects tackling the key topics of sustainable manufacturing, digital skills development, and making the most of Scotland’s growing space sector.

As well as listening to presentations from each of the project leads and industry partners, you will have the opportunity to speak with the project teams to find out how your business could benefit from the outputs, see the relevant areas of the 6000m2 NMIS Netherton workshop – home to the NMIS Digital Factory, Lightweight Manufacturing Centre and Manufacturing Skills Academy and have a light lunch and network with peers from the manufacturing community across the Glasgow City Region.

Find out more about our Innovation Accelerator projects


Upskilling 300 local people in data science to help them overcome manufacturing problems and improve productivity and sustainability within their organisations.

ReMake Glasgow

Developing a first-of-its-kind national ReMake hub to advance sustainable manufacturing. The aim is to achieve a 99% reduction in CO2 compared to manufacturing from new through processes such as remanufacturing, refurbishing and repairs.


Tapping into Scotland’s growing satellite manufacturing sector and helping manufacturers to make new products for new markets without upfront investment in expensive production facilities.

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Innovation Accelerator programme

This project is part-funded by the Glasgow City Region Innovation Accelerator programme.

Led by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, the pilot Innovation Accelerator programme is investing £100m in 26 transformative R&D projects to accelerate the growth of three high-potential innovation clusters – Glasgow City Region, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.