Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative
The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) was announced on 6 December 2011 and opened on the 29 March 2012. It is a competition for funding to improve the global competitiveness of advanced manufacturing supply chains as well as attracting new manufacturers to be based in the UK. Up to £125M is available to support innovative projects that deliver economic growth.
Funding will be available to support projects in:
- The purchase of capital equipment
- R&D activity which improves manufacturing equipment, systems or processes; and
- specific training and skills development to support the project.
There is a national element of the competition which consists of a £100m funding pot, known as Stream 1. Stream 1 has two rounds. Round 1 closed on 13 June and Round 2 will close on 12th September 2012.
If you are interested in taking part in the Initiative full guidance for the competition can be found on the Technology Strategy Board website The website also guides applicants through the registration process and how to go about submitting a bid.