Manufacturing Instruments, including man with drill

21 September 2021

Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Highlands & Islands, Tayside, UK and International

Venue: Online Webinar

Time: 09:00 to 15:30

About this event

The North East of Scotland is currently undergoing a major energy transition aimed at building a sustainable net-zero economy. The area is home to many micro enterprises and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) employing over 115,000 people and primarily providing manufacturing capability to the oil and gas sector.

These enterprises manufacture niche products for the energy sector and are exposed to turbulent energy markets. Therefore, they need to be supported to:

  1. Develop/identify stable financing mechanisms
  2. Develop resilience to withstand turbulent oil markets
  3. Analyse potential markets and competitors beyond Scotland

The webinar will be facilitated by RGU School of Engineering and National Subsea Centre. The seminar overall aim is to identify and implement ways to improve productivity and increase investment in the manufacturing industry, so that it continues to address regional imbalances, create highly skilled jobs, and grow our local economy.

The webinar will cover themes such as:

  • The impact of turbulent oil & gas markets on growth and stability
  • Net Zero challenges and opportunities in NE Manufacturing businesses beyond Oil & Gas
  • Business sizes and financing mechanism
  • Job security
  • Manufacturing case studies of success stories in the NE
  • Capability mapping (skills, capacity, what products)
  • Funding opportunities

The presenters include InterfaceThe Royal Bank of Scotland KTP/ InnovateUKDanu RoboticsEngineered Composites Solutions (ECS)Hexagon Manufacturing IntelligenceRotoJar/ HydroVolve, , AubinAberdeen Chamber of Commerce, and Zero Waste Scotland