The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) 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. 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.
NMIS will help employees and manufacturing leaders thrive in a changing manufacturing environment. NMIS’ focus on digital manufacturing, automation and skills will bring benefits across multiple sectors. Industrial manufacturing businesses in aerospace, engineering, automotive, renewables and shipbuilding will particularly benefit, but NMIS will also support businesses in sectors such as oil and gas, chemicals, life sciences and food and drink.
NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK Government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
The University of Strathclyde is the host university for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.
We’re helping Scotland become a global leader in manufacturing.
Collaborating with industry, academia and the public sector, we’re turning smart ideas into reality, delivering ground-breaking research to transform productivity, and supporting the development of a modern and diverse workforce.
- Increase Productivity – by reducing barriers to innovation and helping companies to think big
- Growth the Economy – by attracting investment into Scotland and the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS)
- Catalyse Job Creation – through creating and strengthening supply chain links across the country
- Support Net-Zero Goals – to help manufacturers influence and exploit opportunities to boost Scotland’s transition to net-zero by 2045
- Inspire and Attract Talent – to build a skilled workforce for Scotland’s new and emerging markets from climate technology to artificial intelligence and space
NMIS is operated by the University of Strathclyde. It is part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, South of Scotland Enterprise, and the Scottish Funding Council.