NI businesses to benefit from £1m funding

A £1m investment from Innovate UK will enable Northern Ireland’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) to start supporting local businesses in the next few months.AMIC’s flagship building, which was granted planning permission in May, will be a 10,500 sq m ‘Factory of the Future’, set to open in 2026 at Global Point Newtownabbey.

The development is part of plans for a £100m investment in AMIC, a Belfast Region City Deal project delivered by Queen’s University in partnership with industry, Ulster University and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. The objective is to reinvigorate local industrial potentialand address the future technology and skills challenges faced by the region’s manufacturing sector.
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