Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland – Equipment Survey

Questionnaire on behalf of Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS Project)


The AIMS Project is seeking further assistance from industry to help us understand what innovative manufacturing equipment and technology would be of most benefit to businesses within the south of Scotland in addition to the current offering of the AIMS project.

As part of our phase three of equipment acquisition, we would be grateful if you would complete our short questionnaire to assist in the selection of this phase.

We have included a free text area at the end of the questionnaire to include more specific comments.

**The survey will close on the 24th April 2022**

Here is the link to the questionnaire:

We welcome your valuable feedback and thank you for your assistance
The overall aim of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) is for projects to have the scale and level of ambition required to have a significant impact on developing the manufacturing capabilities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within Scotland, which should lead to long-term transformational change.

The purpose of the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS) project, is to provide SMEs, who have ideas for new products, with open access to advanced manufacturing resources incorporating state-of-the-art equipment and ‘Manufacturing 4.0” techniques (such as additive manufacturing, robotics, computer modelling), to support them to develop, test and commercialise new products and upskill their workforce to enable local production.

The Project is open to SMEs across all parts of the manufacturing sector within the South of Scotland, such as Construction, Engineering, Food & Drink, Textile, Chemical, Creative Industries and others.

The Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. A full list of successful projects is available on the AMCF website. Total investment across Scotland is £15.8 million, with £8.3 million from the European Regional Development Fund, £590,000 from the Scottish Government, and the remainder in match-funding from the chosen projects.

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