What is NMIS?

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.  

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. It is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.

The team works with manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across the manufacturing and engineering sectors to:

  • Increase productivity by reducing barriers to innovation
  • Stimulate investment and increase manufacturing competitiveness
  • Catalyse job creation and strengthen supply chain links
  • Inspire and attract talent and equip current and future workforces with the skills they and businesses need
  • Provide leadership, build collaborations and enhance capability to influence adaptation and exploit manufacturing opportunities to boost Scotland's transition a net zero emissions economy by 2045
  • Work with manufacturing businesses of all sizes and multiple sectors, providing benefits across the whole of Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon MSP
This exciting facility will help companies right across Scotland embrace new manufacturing techniques, support cutting-edge research and help to further develop the skills of our workforce. 

Nicola Sturgeon MSP
First Minister of Scotland

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland marks the beginning of a new chapter for Scottish manufacturing, building on a great tradition of innovation. By capitalising on world-class, industry-relevant research and supporting skills-development, it will attract inward investment to Scotland, stimulate the creation of jobs and help companies compete globally. 

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

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