National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Working with us

When you work with us you unlock acess to our team of materials and engineering experts along with the wider NMIS Group and High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.

How this support could look depends on your own particular business and your needs but we'll work together to help you find themost suitable project type and any relevant funding opportunities and industry partners.

Commercial projects

A commercial project is entirely your project, you’re in control of all outputs, including all intellectual property. It is a straight-forward business transaction. The centre develops and works on commercial projects with companies of all sizes helping them to grow and sustain their business.

Collaborative research and development projects

We can help businesses identify and access a number of different funding sources, work with you to build a network of potential collaborators, and ultimately turn your ideas into a commercial reality. We help to de-risk your research and development work.


Membership is open to any company involved in the manufacturing and engineering supply chain. Becoming a member involves working collaboratively with other like-minded people and businesses and having access to a unique set of expertise and capabilities. Each membership agreement is bespoke. This ensures that you get what you need from working alongside us.

Funding for smaller businesses

Sourcing the necessary funds can be a daunting experience for smaller businesses. We can work with you to find and access different funding opportunities, facilitating the transformation of project ideas into reality.

Where to find us

Location is key in manufacturing. The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre is based at Westway Park, in the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

Lighweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC)

Block E, Westway Business Park, Porterfield Rd, Renfrewshire, PA4 8DJ

0141 534 5200

Opening hours are 08:00 to 17:00. For any queries, please call or click below to contact us.

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