Make UK – Boost Productivity and Growth with Made Smarter

Make UK – Boost Productivity and Growth with Made Smarter
An overview of what the Made Smarter rollout means to manufacturers in Yorkshire & the Humber, the North East and West Midlands.

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is a national programme designed to advance the innovation and understanding of digital technology for industry. The programme was created following an industry-led review of how UK manufacturing industries can prosper through digital tools and innovation. This independent review was commissioned by UK Government and led by Professor Jürgen Maier CBE, Co-Chair of Made Smarter UK.

After a successful pilot in the North West, the programme is now being rolled out in Yorkshire & the Humber, the North East and the West Midlands.

By attending this online event you will:

  • learn how manufacturers can boost their productivity and growth with the support of Made Smarter.
  • hear about how the Made Smarter programme has benefitted an SME
  • learn what is available in your region and what you need to do to get involved
  • get the opportunity to ask questions


10:00 Welcome from Make UK

10:05 Hear from Alain Dilworth, Programme Manager at Made Smarter, on the impact of the North West pilot and how it has benefitted the region.

10:20 Case study: Cumbria Clock Company

10:35 Q&A

Make UK advantage partner ABGI is also to hand to offer practical advice.

10:50 Regional Breakout Rooms

After the main introduction we will invite you to join your regional breakout room for an overview of what is available in your region and how you can get involved followed by a Q&A session. If you are located in the North West and would like to hear more about the pilot and how you can still get involved you have the option to stay in the main room.

Yorkshire & the Humber:

Hear from Muz Mumtaz, Assistant Director from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, who will outline what is available to manufacturers across the Yorkshire & the Humber region and will explain how you can get involved in the Y&H Made Smarter programme.

North East:

Hear from Karl McCracken, Advanced Manufacturing Programme Manager at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, who will outline the Made Smarter programme for the North East of England. You’ll find out how Made Smarter can help your business take on digital technologies to improve productivity and open new markets, and the scope of support available: There’s everything from 1:1 advice to peer networks, and a range of grant funding. Since Made Smarter Adoption North East covers the area from Berwick on Tweed on the North to Saltburn by the Sea in the South, as well as Karl, David Spencer from Tees Valley Business, the local growth hub for the Tees Valley established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor, will also be on hand to answer questions.

West Midlands:

Paul Sullivan, Industrial Digital Technology Specialist, will outline how the Made Smarter programme has been introduced to numerous SMEs throughout the West Midlands region, the difference it has made to the way they work and how you can register to take part.

Opportunity to share best practice and ask questions of our speakers

Make UK reserves the right to prioritise the attendance of manufacturers.

To start your Made Smarter journey please visit:

You can view more about Make UK and how we support the manufacturing sector on our website here:

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