“This excellent programme offers 1:1 support with sector experts to establish the most appropriate support for SMEs.“
WECA’s Made Smarter West of England Programme supports production-based Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire) to adopt industrial digital technologies (IDT) to support their development and growth. The programme offers 1:1 support with sector experts to establish the most appropriate support for the SME.
During the session they will identify business challenges and address how they can be overcome using digital technology through our support measures packages. These include; grant funding of up to £20k to implement IDT hardware or software, digital leadership training to upskill staff so they are able to deliver a digitalisation strategy or student internships to bring talent into the SME and further their profile within higher education for future collaborations. The support package offered to SMEs is determined through a bespoke Digital Roadmap created for the SME as part of their 1:1 Digital Acceleration session.