Transport Equipment Manufacturing

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Transport Equipment Manufacturing sector

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Trade Organisations/Associations

Aerospace Technology Institute - Established as a collaboration between Government and industry to help the UK realise the opportunity available of capturing a valuable share of the growing global civil aviation market.
NATEP - The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) is a £14.4m programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain.
ADS - Trade organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Sectors. 
UK Space Agency - Responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions.
UKSpace - Trade association of the UK space industry.
Midlands Aerospace Alliance - Formed in 2003 to support and represent the aerospace industry across the Midlands region. 
Satellite Applications Catapult - Established in May 2013 by Innovate UK, it is now an independent, not-for-profit research organisation helping organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies. 

Rail Alliance - The rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation.
Rail Forum East Midlands - Represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) - Represents more than 700 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.
The Automotive Council - Established in 2009 to enhance dialogue and strengthen co-operation between UK government and the automotive sector.

SEMTA – The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK's most advanced sectors.

GTMA - UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.
Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) - The UK's trade association for the companies who create and supply the technology that manufacturers use to make the products we use and rely on. 
Manufacturing Technology Centre - Established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry.
EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation - The voice of UK manufacturing and engineering and a leading provider of business support.
NDI (EEF’s defence experts) - Offering supply chain sourcing and development services to businesses of all sizes in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors.
Made in the Midlands - A privately run peer group for MD's and CEO's of Manufacturing and Engineering firms in the Midlands.
BEMA (British Engineering Manufacturers Association) - The largest engineering trade association in the South West of England with members operating as far north as Worcestershire and south to Cornwall, west into South Wales and as far east as Surrey.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - One of the largest science, engineering and technology institutions in the world.


Made Smarter Review (Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) - The Made Smarter (previously named Industrial Digitalisation) Review was launched in January 2017 as part of the Industrial Strategy announcement, setting out the aim for the UK to be a leader in Industrial Digitalisation (ID) and identify ways to exploit the benefits of applying digital technology to the manufacturing industry through a strong industry and government partnership. 

The Engineer - Trade publication (online and print).

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