This reputation stems from its role as one of the world’s first industrial and heavy engineering centres that earned the city the title of “workshop of the world”.
Several of the most exciting and important industrial developments in Scotland to promote innovation, industrial research and skills are supported by the skills and enterprise of the engineering sector: Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is central to this work with the £30m Advanced Forming Research Centre at Inchinnan; the Power Networks Demonstration Centre in Cumbernauld and the £89m Technology Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde which is also to be the HQ of a £50 million, UK-wide renewable energy technology centre: the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) ‘Catapult Centre’.
The Engineering, Design & Manufacturing work stream has two key proposals, that:
- Scottish Government recognises Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing as a key sector in its Government Economic Strategy (GES) both as a sector in its own right and as an underpinning capability that supports success across other key sectors such as Low Carbon.
- The work stream form the nucleus of new Leadership Group for Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing in Glasgow / Clyde Valley, with its work supported by Leadership Board partners – Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow City Council – and, that it help to form / shape the Industry Leadership Board and its strategy for Engineering in Scotland.