Renfrewshire has a proud tradition of innovation in manufacturing – from the earliest weavers through to modern chip-and-pin technology.
This tradition looks set to continue with some exciting new developments set to create thousands of highly skilled jobs.
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is to be established in Renfrewshire, a new industry-led institute.
And it will be the anchor tenant of a new advanced manufacturing innovation district centred around Glasgow Airport.
A collaborative project between the Scottish Government and national skills and enterprise agencies, together with the University of Strathclyde and Renfrewshire Council, the institute will bring together skills, expertise, research and innovation to attract investment and develop Scotland into a global leader in advanced manufacturing.
Renfrewshire Council is investing £39.1million in the enabling infrastructure, funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.
The Institute will be established within a new 158-acre advanced manufacturing innovation district, which builds on Renfrewshire’s established manufacturing businesses such as Rolls Royce, Vascutek and Thermo Fisher.