The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Midlands based contractor, Shaylor Group, to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Spoke at the former Thomas Dudley factory site in Tipton, Dudley. The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) approved £8.04 million funding for the ECMS project with training being delivered in Tipton, Dudley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. To find out more about these developments please click here.
The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that address identified technical or commercial challenges.
Projects should increase productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
A project may focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development. The categorisation will depend on the type of challenge being addressed.
Innovation is required to grow UK manufacturing productivity, increase material efficiency and sustain our competitiveness in the long term.