Advanced Manufacturing has been highlighted by the Department for the Economy’s 10X Vision as a key cluster which is pivotal to our economic growth and the sector is recognised by the Department for the Economy as one of five clusters ready to adopt enabling technologies.  Northern Ireland will benefit from a package of investment from four city and growth deals and with a strong focus on advanced manufacturing. The following projects will help Northern Ireland become a globally renowned and competitive base for high value, niche and sustainable manufacturing.

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (AMIC), Belfast Region City Deal.
  • I4C @ St Patrick’s Barracks, Belfast Region City Deal.
  • Centre for Industrial Technologies and Automation (CIDRA).
  • Engineering & Skills Innovation Centre, Mid South West Growth Deal.

Manufacturing NI sits on the AMIC Business Implementation Group and The Skills Task & Finish Group and would encourage manufacturers to have their say on the types of skills for advanced manufacturing in the region which will form the basis for the development and implementation of interventions as well as realignment of funding to support the vision for growth of this sector.

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