The Smart Manufacturing Alliance is making manufacturers more competitive and productive across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Members of our alliance also have access to a network of like-minded manufacturers, supported by our team’s connections to the experts they need within industry, and across technology development, finance, education, and academia.
We pinpoint performance gaps and address operational challenges with one-to-one expert support.
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Boost Productivity and SustainabilityBenchmark performance, fully leverage Industry 4.0, and get maximum value from your resources
Drive InnovationConnect with manufacturers, academics, research institutions, and innovation funders
Get ConnectedAccess expertise, strengthen supply chains, benefit from peer-to-peer learning, explore new opportunities
A note from our Programme DirectorWe want to help manufacturers address productivity and performance gaps with comprehensive diagnostics and one-to-one support. We'll also be developing the leaders and innovators of the future with a training brokerage and events that connect businesses and individuals to foster collaboration and the sharing of best practice.Bob Hart -
Working with us.
Our team undertake a 360° diagnostics of your operations to identify strengths, hidden challenges, and performance gaps.
We then develop bespoke action plans to benchmark and improve performance across five journeys:
The Five Journeys
Innovation & CommercialisationSupport to develop and market new products, processes and services.
Competitiveness & TradeEvaluate your market position and break into new and emerging markets.
Productivity & PerformanceDevelop effective strategies for productivity, change management, and business systems.
Sustainability & Carbon ReductionEmbed sustainable models to make your business more productive, profitable, and resilient; making carbon budgets go further.
Enterprise & GrowthIncubate ideas from individuals, communities, and businesses, and turn them into successful, scaleable business models.
Advanced Capacities for Manufacturing – Industry 4.0 (ACMI4.0) is a £1.2 million European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) project designed to support the adoption and integration of Industry 4.0
technologies and design principles in manufacturing SMEs.
- Capital grants fund – awards of £2,000 – £20,000.
- One to one business support
- Best practice workshops
- Support to unlock additional grant funding
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The Smart Manufacturing Alliance works with manufacturers to adopt the latest new technologies and extract maximum value from them. We’ll always listen to our members so we address their needs, and our steering group of local industry leaders ensures we tackle the most pressing industry challenges.