Competition to Encourage World Class UK Manufacturing Supply Chains
22 March 2013
A competition to encourage world-class UK manufacturing supply chains was opened today by Business Minister Michael Fallon.
The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) Rounds 3 and 4 were launched during a national briefing event at Central Hall, Westminster.
AMSCI is a funding competition designed to improve the global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains. Funding is available to support research and development, skills training and capital investment to help UK supply chains achieve world-class standards and encourage major new suppliers to locate in the UK.
Deadlines for applications are noon on 29 May for Round 3 and noon on 16 October for Round 4.
Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative in December 2011. Up to £125 million was made available through the first two rounds of the initiative to improve global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains by supporting innovative projects.
Additional funding of £120 million for rounds 3 and 4 was announced in the 2012 Autumn Statement.
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Full competition details and further information about the initiative, including the competition brief and guidance for applicants, can be found on the AMSCI helpdesk website.