What is NMIS?

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the future of manufacturing at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

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

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities with a network of Partners across Scotland brought together to boost the manufacturing community.

Together we are focused on revolutionising skills, productivity, and innovation to help attract investment and make Scotland and the wider UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

Growing out of the Scottish Government’s manufacturing action plan published in February 2016, NMIS is an integral part of the Making Scotland’s Future programme.

Our ambitions are to:

  • Increase productivity by reducing barriers to innovation
  • Grow the economy by galvanising investment and increasing manufacturing competitiveness within Scotland and internationally
  • Catalyse job creation and strengthen supply chain links across the country
  • Provide leadership, build collaborations and enhance capability to influence adaptation and exploit manufacturing opportunities to boost Scotland’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2045
  • Inspire and attract talent and equip current and future workforces with the skills they and the manufacturing and engineering community need

We do this by working with manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across Scotland, the wider UK, and beyond making it easier for them to access innovative technologies and connecting them with our widespread national and international network of world-leading industry and academic experts and collaborators.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP
This exciting facility will help companies right across Scotland embrace new manufacturing techniques, support cutting-edge research and help to further develop the skills of our workforce. 

Nicola Sturgeon MSP
First Minister of Scotland

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland marks the beginning of a new chapter for Scottish manufacturing, building on a great tradition of innovation. By capitalising on world-class, industry-relevant research and supporting skills-development, it will attract inward investment to Scotland, stimulate the creation of jobs and help companies compete globally. 

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

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