Advanced Machinery & Productivity Initiative - creating the new machines, technology and people needed to manufacture tomorrow’s products

Lead Participant: NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Abstract

The Advanced Machinery & Productivity Initiative will enable invention, realise innovation, and adoption of new machinery and robotics through UK equipment manufacturers. The programme enables economic prosperity through the design, development and manufacture of intelligent machinery, robotic and cooperative systems demanded by existing and emerging industrial sectors. Centred around existing capabilities and research excellence across the North of England, AMPI will be a partnership between industry, local government, higher education institutions and the UK's National Physical Laboratory. It will provide a secure space, technical resources and skills pipeline needed for advanced machinery innovation to flourish, delivering a sustainable impact on its own local economy and that of UK industry export.

The partnership will deliver an outcome of progressive and exploitable technologies that are needed for the UK to realise its ambitions for economic growth, a resilient supply chain and technologies needed to deliver targets such as net zero carbon emissions. It will provide businesses with access to cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities to help solve innovation challenges.

The North of England has an active and high concentration of industrial expertise in the design, development and manufacture of complex machinery. The machinery is used in a wide range of industries to manufacture products such as pharmaceuticals, food and drink, and automotive components. The North of England has some of the world's leading academics in industrial research, including robotics, automation, metrology and artificial intelligence. The UK Machinery sector has formed a collaborative working group to develop a coherent position to deliver a lasting mechanism to innovate and cooperate, while developing the next generation of skills needed for sustained economic growth.

In the longer term AMPI will stimulate and support rapid growth the UK's machinery manufacturing sector as it transitions to highly integrated digital solutions with sophisticated automated and autonomous robotic systems. It is expected to grow the UK capability to a £4bn UK export capacity within 10 years establishing over 30,000 high value manufacturing sector jobs.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED £10,876,590 £ 10,876,590
 

Participant

ROCHDALE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY £338,017 £ 338,017
COMPURENT LIMITED £509,414 £ 356,590
WAYLAND ADDITIVE LIMITED £1,813,422 £ 1,269,395
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD(THE) £382,922 £ 306,338
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
FIVES LANDIS LIMITED £1,620,887 £ 972,532
PRECISION TECHNOLOGIES GROUP (PTG) LIMITED £898,639 £ 539,183
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD - SIPF £4,482,209 £ 3,585,171
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SIPF £3,001,173 £ 2,400,937
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS £1,567,514 £ 1,254,011

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