Blogs - 10 August 2023

Make your business smarter with Made Smarter East Midlands

Do you want to grow your manufacturing business utilising new digital technologies? Increase your efficiency? Reduce your downtime? Get to market faster?

If you’re a manufacturer who employs ten or more staff and you are based in the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire) or Leicestershire or Lincolnshire, Made Smarter East Midlands can help. 

Boosting UK manufacturing growth across the East Midlands

The Made Smarter Programme offers Digital Transformation Road Mapping to help you set out your 3-5 year transformation and cultural change journey and can provide technical expertise, consultancy and grant funding to help you implement the changes detailed in your Road Map. Made Smarter East Midlands will support you in your development, adoption and implementation of emerging technologies, making a real, everyday difference to your people, from the boardroom to the factory floor. World-renowned businesses and the UK government back this programme, and our team of specialist technology experts can provide you with personalised advice, identify the right digital tools for you, and help you make strategic and everyday improvements to your manufacturing business.

In addition, you can advance your own skills with our Leading Digital Transformation Programme. Developed with Loughborough University, this programme enhances your leadership capabilities and makes your transition to digital technology easier.

Our Sector Engagement Manager, Lucie Andrews, said, “I encourage local businesses to apply for the Made Smarter East Midlands support programme. You’ll get a real boost for your manufacturing, help in driving up your productivity and efficiency savings and receive support for your business to work leaner and smarter”

If you’re looking to get started, don’t delay. Applications for the Made Smarter programme are proving very popular, so be sure to express your interest now to avoid disappointment.

To find out more and take the first step towards digitising your manufacturing business, register your interest today

For media enquiries contact:

Nicola Swaney, Head of External Affairs, D2N2 LEP

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