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Five ways we are Making Scotland’s Future

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Making Scotland’s Future is a partnership designed to secure a strong, sustainable and successful future for Scotland’s manufacturing sector.

With one week to go until the Making Scotland’s Future Conference, we are reflecting on what this means to MSIP, and asking what does Making Scotland’s Future mean to you?

MSIP is a dynamic and creative home for innovators, manufacturers and skills leaders who are actively working towards reducing carbon emissions and fostering a cleaner, more sustainable future.

We understand the critical role we play in Making Scotland’s Future. That is why we are a sponsor of this years’ conference.

We are Making Scotland’s Future by enabling businesses working on new and emerging technology to thrive.

Okay, but how?

Our Innovation Labs offer short-term, flexible workshops that include a Makerspace, shared amenities and collaborative space. The idea of the Innovation Labs is to remove as many barriers for businesses to grow as possible. With nearly all of the Innovation Labs booked ahead of opening, we know there is a demand for this part of our offer.

We have also supported 31 companies through our successful MSIP Accelerator. In the past year, companies that have participated in this programme have secured £1.47m in innovation funding, £1.1m in equity investment and received product orders of over £2m. Those outputs, in part, reflect the impact of the MSIP Accelerator Programme.

We are Making Scotland’s Future by supporting Scottish manufacturing businesses to transition to net zero.

Okay, but how?

With available production units ranging from 80 sqms up to 10,000 sqms, we have enough space for businesses to grow and thrive. And that space is complimented with the supply of low carbon energy options, delivered from sustainable sources.

As well as being competitive with regards to cost and an attractive low carbon option, this also offers energy resilience at a time when future certainty is needed more than ever.

We are Making Scotland’s Future by meeting the skills needs of industry.

Okay, but how?

At MSIP we want to help industry continue to grow, thrive and lead with a competitive edge.

The Skills Academy, delivered in partnership with Dundee and Angus College and located at the Innovation Parc, is a national centre of excellence for skills development in renewable energy, sustainable mobility and decarbonisation.

As well as that direct skills and training provision, we can also enable a lower total cost of operation for businesses based at the Innovation Parc, by connecting them with free recruitment support.

We are Making Scotland’s Future by helping, supporting and guiding businesses.

Okay, but how?

Through our established network, we help businesses access funding and investment, to develop their products and technology further and quicker.

We have the tools to support businesses and help them get to the next level, including identifying investment, signposting research and development opportunities, and enabling collaboration.

We are Making Scotland’s Future by creating a place where collaboration can happen.

Okay, but how?

With active collaborative partnerships between universities, companies, investors and industry bodies, our Innovation Hub (scheduled to open in November) will be the place for innovators, manufacturers and academia to come together, to find new and exciting answers to today’s problems.

With hot desks, flexible meeting and events space, design labs, a digital suite, demonstration space and business support services, this will be the hub of all activity at the Innovation Parc.

Scotland has always been at the forefront of industrial evolution. This next chapter is a challenge. At MSIP, we are a core part of facing that challenge head on.

As Scotland’s Home for Innovation, we are Making Scotland’s Future.

Are you?

To join the discussion and attend the Making Scotland’s Future Conference, click here.

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