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Planning permission granted for NMIS facilty

Posted on 31 Mar 2020 and read 1174 times
Planning permission granted for NMIS faciltyPlanning permission has been granted for the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) facility, a brand-new carbon-neutral building that will have a heather-coloured façade.

Situated on Netherton Campus at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire, this ‘state of the art’ facility is set to transform manufacturing in Scotland; it will include a skills academy, a fully digitalised ‘factory of the future’ and a collaboration hub.

It will help to Scottish manufacturing and engineering firms of all sizes and in all industry sectors in Scotland to innovate and grow their businesses.

NMIS (www.nmis.scot) is a group of industry-led R&D facilities where industry, academia and the public sector can work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of the current and future workforce.

It is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.

University of Strathclyde principal Jim McDonald said: “This is a major step in the journey towards revitalising our industrial base and re-establishing Scotland’s international reputation for manufacturing excellence.

“The university is proud to be the anchor university for NMIS, and we look forward to working with industry partners to bring our world-class expertise and research to support skills development and economic growth.”