High-value manufacturing strategy 2012 to 2015

This strategy sets out Innovate UK's aim to increase investment in high-value manufacturing (HMV) and to provide open access to shared knowledge.

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Innovate UK has identified five areas where innovation in HVM can generate further wealth across many sectors:

  • resource efficiency
  • manufacturing systems
  • integration of new materials with manufacturing technologies
  • manufacturing processes
  • new business models.

This strategy identifies the need to:

  • double direct investment in HVM innovation to around £50 million a year
  • concentrate investment on technologies and sectors where the UK can benefit in large global markets
  • make investment choices using a set of 22 manufacturing competencies
  • invest in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult
  • provide open access to shared knowledge.

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