Made Smarter

What is the national Made Smarter movement?

Made Smarter is a national movement to drive growth amongst UK makers and advance the UK economy. Backed by world renowned businesses and the UK government, it will improve the development and adoption of emerging technologies. Making a real, everyday difference to people from the boardroom to the factory floor.

Made Smarter was formed following a nationwide review into UK manufacturing that recommended three key changes: More ambitious leadership. More innovation in developing new technologies. And faster implementation and adoption of those technologies. We’ll be boosting the digital skills of industry leaders, bringing businesses and research development together to develop new technology, and helping makers embrace new digital tools. In doing so, we’ll inspire the next industrial revolution and make the UK a leader in digital technologies.

“At its core Made Smarter will be helping local manufacturing businesses to innovate, creating new opportunities and technologies in the process. It’s a hugely exciting time and I believe this is truly a once in a generational opportunity to boost productivity and create the high value, highly paid jobs of the future.”

Juergen Maier CBE, Co-Chair of Made Smarter UK

Who is the national Made Smarter movement for?

  • Manufacturing leaders considering how to accelerate their growth.
  • Employees looking to upskill.
  • Graduates looking to apply their skills.
  • Technology providers wanting to support digital tech integration or development.

To get involved and register your interest please visit

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