The future of manufacturing in Scotland
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is driving the future of manufacturing through innovation. We’re accelerating productivity to grow our economy, develop a vibrant workforce, and create happier, healthier, greener communities.
From our growing network of world-class manufacturing R&D facilities, we work with businesses of all sizes and sectors across Scotland, the UK, and beyond to find technology solutions to help them succeed.
We turn brilliant ideas into reality, and we do it at industry speed. Coming from diverse backgrounds, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the next generation of makers, engineers, and inventors, and generate creative ideas that will change how we make things and protect our planet.
NMIS grew out of the University Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and includes the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre, Digital Factory, Manufacturing Skills Academy and soon to be opened Digital Process Manufacturing Centre.
A globally recognised centre in forming and forging
The future of a fully connected digital manufacturing environment
Improving productivity, safety and compliance using emerging technologies
Developing novel lightweight solutions for a net-zero world
Upskilling opportunities for the manufacturing and engineering community
We’re helping Scotland become a global leader in manufacturing.
Collaborating with industry, academia and the public sector, we’re turning smart ideas into reality, delivering ground-breaking research to transform productivity, and supporting the development of a modern and diverse workforce.
Located next to the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre within the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), our new 11,500 m2 facility reflects our values and ambitions. It is a space designed for knowledge sharing and innovation. A place that will inspire the big ideas that will change industry, Scotland, and the world.
The NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy, fully connected Digital Factory, and publicly accessible Collaboration Hub will all be housed within the new NMIS flagship facility, which is leading the way in sustainable design and fully carbon neutral in operation.
NMIS is operated by the University of Strathclyde. It is part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, South of Scotland Enterprise, and the Scottish Funding Council.
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland's (NMIS) leadership team and all of our colleagues are committed to meeting or exceeding customer requirements through compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Our commitment is to never compromise on the safety, compliance, impartiality, confidentiality, and quality of our research, services, and material testing. See below for our current certificates and accreditations: