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Made Smarter

Provides 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.

Leicester Hackspace

A community of practical and creative people and provide them with a place to pursue their projects, share techniques and concepts and learn new skills. Members have access to bike repair equipment, computers, a 3D printer, 3D miller/scanner, power tools and many other resources 24 hours a day. We also run special courses and events, in programming, arduino, electronics, soldering, and more, which are open to members of the public.

Apparel & Textiles Manufacturers Federation

We aim to work with various stakeholders such as manufacturers, designers, brands, innovation centres and Universities to promote quality production that utilises local industry, skill-base and vertical set-ups to ensure shorter supply chains.