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:

LOBBYING

To ensure Engineering & Manufacturing businesses needs are heard

TRAINING

To ensure a skilled & experienced workforce for both now and the future

EVENTS

To educate businesses of the upcoming Industry 4.0 revolution

WORKSHOPS

To help businesses explore innovative processes & develop new products, procedures, & services

PERSONAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

To identify new opportunities and grow sales

FORMING MANUFACTURING GROUPS

To identify new partners, customers, and suppliers.

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

Businesses

NAAME seeks to maximise the potential of manufacturing and engineering businesses within New Anglia, providing opportunities to grow and innovate. By becoming part of NAAME, businesses can expect to develop their network, strengthen supply chains and empower their workforce in the process.

Students

Working alongside students, NAAME gives a variety of opportunities and resources to the next generation of worker. As well as organising collaborative research projects, it also provides students the opportunity to meet sector leaders and like-minded researchers.

Organisations

NAAME have collaborated with both academic and public sector organisations to ensure the business connected to the network are kept up to date regarding advancements in technology as well as policy and funding changes.

OUR STRENGTHS

Energy

Composites

food

transport

Electronics

WHAT ARE WE UP AGAINST?

To continue to grow manufacturing in Norfolk and Suffolk, businesses faces significant challenges, including:

Securing Finance

Finding the pathway to access funds from investment banks and government support schemes

Technology Development

Effective knowledge transfer mechanisms and addressing the decreasing spend on R&D in England.

Innovating

Through product & service development, as well as identifying new customer markets and realising the innovation potential from suppliers, customers and staff.

Skills

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.