Made Smarter Adoption North East

Do you want to grow your business with emerging digital technologies, helping you go to market faster, cut costs and reduce downtime?

Access up to £4k in grant funding through the Made Smarter Adoption North East programme to help your business introduce new digital solutions that improve performance and efficiency.

Made Smarter Adoption North East is a programme backed by world-renowned businesses and the UK government. It connects manufacturers to digital tools, innovations and skills that can transform the way they work.

Made Smarter Adoption North East aims to drive growth amongst the region’s manufacturing businesses and advance the UK economy by improving the development and adoption of emerging technologies.

Who can take part in Made Smarter Adoption North East?

Small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses in the North East LEP and Tees Valley LEP areas.

How can your business benefit?

Join Made Smarter Adoption North East and you’ll benefit from fully-funded advice from specialist technology experts. They’ll help you identify the right digital tools to make everyday improvements to your business, and support your staff to implement the new technology within the organisation.

The three-stage process includes:

  • An initial one-to-one digital health check, helping you identify where improvements can be made in your business using digital technology.
  • Intensive workshops looking at the solutions available, how the technology works in practice and how to successfully implement these changes within your business
  • One-to-one support from an industrial digital technologies (IDT) specialist to move towards the implementation phase.

You’ll also be given support in identifying possible grant funding to help with the purchase of new technology and equipment.

Participants in Made Smarter Adoption North East also benefit from fully-funded student and graduate placements, so you can create digital interns to help integrate the new technology into your business.

If you’d like to apply, the registration process takes about 2-3 minutes to complete. If you are registered with Companies House, lots of fields in this form will auto populate so it’s a straightforward process.

Made Smarter Expression of Interest

The North East Growth Hub and Tees Valley Business are working with Made Smarter to deliver Made Smarter North East LEP and Tees Valley Combined Authority areas. You can find out more about the wider Made Smarter offer here.