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Made Smarter Adoption Programme

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What is the Business Support?

Made Smarter East Midlands Digital experts will provide advice and support to manufacturing businesses on how to switch to advanced and automated technologies. The programme provides digital transformation road mapping, leadership development, grant funding and access to industrial digital technology expertise to help with implementation until 31st March 2025.

Made Smarter Digital Transformation Specialists engage with each eligible business to understand how Made Smarter can support their digitalisation journey. Made Smarter East Midlands offers the following support to the region’s Manufacturing SMEs

  • Digital Road Mapping – Creating a 3-5 year digitalisation journey for your business and an initial implementation plan detailing immediate next steps to get you on your digitalisation journey.
  • Access to fully funded Industrial Digital Technology Advice (IDTA) intensive support
  • Building leadership skills to equip leaders in “Leading Digital Transformation” for their business
  • Grant funding to support CAPEX and revenue projects


Made Smarter Adoption is open to small and medium sized manufacturing and engineering businesses who have manufacturing premises in the North West, North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.

Who runs it?

The East Midlands Made Smarter Programme is delivered through a collaboration between Greater Lincolnshire, D2N2 and Leicester & Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

How to find out more?

To find out more and start your journey click here.

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