WHAT IS NAAME?
NAAME (New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering) aims to develop a network which will create opportunities and drive the growth of manufacturers and engineers through collaborative working, allowing New Anglia businesses to shape their own future.
NAAME seeks to develop the network and empower manufacturing and engineering businesses in NA by performing the following:
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
WHAT ARE WE UP AGAINST?
To continue to grow manufacturing in Norfolk and Suffolk, businesses faces significant challenges, including:
Finding the pathway to access funds from investment banks and government support schemes
Effective knowledge transfer mechanisms and addressing the decreasing spend on R&D in England.
Through product & service development, as well as identifying new customer markets and realising the innovation potential from suppliers, customers and staff.
With the estimated demand for an additional 580,000 engineers (from 2007-17) the need to encourage students to take up careers in engineering, and up-skill today’s workforce, is paramount.
Accessing Business Support
As more than 95% of all manufacturing is carried out by SME’s that are trying to juggle the demands of each day with a small workforce, whilst looking ahead to the challenges of tomorrow.