Sign up for NPL updates
Sign up for NPL updates

Receive regular emails from NPL to get a glimpse of our activities and see how our experts are informing and influencing scientific debate

Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute

Image credit: PTG Holroyd

Creating the new machines, technology and skills needed to manufacture tomorrow’s products

AMPI is an industry led institute driving innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery designers, manufacturers and users.

The 5-year, £22.6m UKRI Strength in Places Fund programme, led by NPL, is stimulating innovation and adoption of new technology through collaboration and direct support to industry.

This programme is an innovation-led approach for regional growth in the North of England and will benefit industry across the UK.

Industrially defined flagship innovation projects have been funded already and more are being developed. They build on the strong research and innovation resources and proven innovation track record of the region’s advanced machinery businesses with cooperation from research partners.

To grow the R&D activity within the sector, new innovative and collaborative projects are encouraged within the programme and will include:

  • New industry-led projects to create additional prototype machinery for emerging sectors/applications.
  • New industry-led projects to create sub-systems (mechanical, electrical, software or mechatronic) as products.
  • Extending or additional areas of academic research to address an emerging challenge.
  • New research to leapfrog existing industrial capability.

For more information on the AMPI SIPF innovation programme or to enquire about becoming a participant please contact our Programme Director, Gareth Edwards, at or through this portal.

The AMPI SIPF Innovation Programme is a collaboration between partners across local government, industry and academia across the North of England, led by NPL.

AMPI partners

Training and skills development course information

Innovation for Machinery

The Innovation for Machinery programme gives businesses access to the expertise which will accelerate the development of the next generation of machinery and create new jobs and growth.

Innovation for Machinery

Enquiry form

Please complete all sections of the form below then click on submit.

The information you provide will help us review the opportunity for engagement and alignment to the objectives of the innovation programme and funding requirements. Submitting the form does not guarantee inclusion at this stage.

Company size:Please check respective company size

Please give us a title for your enquiry, for us to refer to.
Please briefly describe your business, your position within the UK’s advanced machinery supply chain and the development opportunity you would like to explore within the AMPI SIPF innovation programme. (Please keep to 300 words)
All information remains confidential and a non-disclosure agreement can be agreed as required.

You have the right to withdraw your consent provided to us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link here
By checking here you acknowledge that NPL will use the data you provide for the information, research and response associated only with this enquiry for the AMPI SIPF innovation programme.

To find out how we use and manage your data please read our Privacy notice

Please tick the box below if you would like to receive information about NPL products and services, news and events.
If you are already in discussions with our partner experts, please provide their name and organisation.

Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070