Advanced Manufacturing Investment Market Outreach

Please find below details of the scoping exercise that SE is undertaking for the forthcoming TCD Advanced Manufacturing Programme.  At this stage, we’re seeking basic details from potential projects so that we can assess the level of demand and scale of funding interventions required.

Please bear in mind that the funding allocated to the Advanced Manufacturing Programme starts from 2024-25 financial year and so we are working towards a call for applications being launched in mid 2024.

We would request responses to the scoping exercise are submitted to by Monday 11th December 2023.


Advanced Manufacturing Investment in the Tay Cities Region
The Tay Cities Deal, in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, has announced an upcoming grant fund
designed to develop advanced manufacturing across the Tay Cities Region.

The fund will be designed to help with a range of business costs – from R&D and innovation related work to productivity improvements through new equipment and premises to help take advantage of new opportunities and make your business more competitive.
The fund will be sector agnostic and will support projects that involve the development of innovative
technologies in the field of advanced manufacturing, such as (but not limited to):
– Computer technologies (e.g., CAD, CAE, CAM)
– High-Performance Computing (HPC) for modelling, simulation, and analysis
– Rapid prototyping
– High Precision technologies
– Information technologies
– Advanced robotics and other intelligent production systems
– Automation
– Control systems to monitor processes
– Sustainable and green processes and technologies
– New industrial platform technologies (e.g. composite materials)
– Ability to custom manufacture
– Ability to manufacture high or low volume (scalability)

If you have a project that aims to develop such technologies or similar technologies in the field of
advanced manufacturing, then we may be able to assist you in the following ways:
* Innovation/R&D
*We can support the development of innovative new products, processes, or services with strong
commercial potential. We can help with salary costs, materials, sub-contractors/consultants, trial
and testing costs and more. We are looking for projects that result in the creation or safeguarding of
jobs, and/or those that result in increased turnover and productivity.
*Capital Spend to improve the Business
*We can support the purchase of items that will appear in the fixed assets section of your balance
sheet by providing a contribution towards the cost of capital assets. We are looking for projects that
will create new jobs, improve productivity, increase innovation and boost international sales.

Points to Note
There are a few general conditions that are important to note:
– Available to companies of all sizes based in the Tay Cities Region or planning to set up a
facility in the Tay Cities Region.
– The grant contribution could be as much as 50%, subject to relevant Subsidy Control
– Applicants must meet requirements of the Scottish Government Fair Work conditions which
now include paying the Real Living Wage to all employees including apprentices.
– Applicants must have in a place a Net Zero Action plan or be committed to put one in place
within 12 months of an accepted offer of support.

Scottish Enterprise is investigating all relevant projects and interest in this fund prior to its launch so
if you have a potential requirement or are interested in finding out more about the fund, please
email with the subject “Tay Cities Deal Advanced Manufacturing
Investment – Company Name” and the following information:
– Your company name and address
– Number of employees
– Potential project idea or interest in the fund
– Potential project value and amount of grant support needed


Category Circular EconomyClean energyData & digital solutionsGreen agritechSustainable mobilitySustainable tourism
Application period 27/11/2023 — 11/12/2023