Centre of excellence
Leeds City Region also has a network of established academic and research centres of manufacturing excellence.
Institutions like the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield, the Bio-renewable Development Centre in York and research at the Universities of Bradford and Leeds show the collaborative and open approach our region takes to the future of manufacturing processes.
In addition, the National Physical Laboratory, the UK’s National Measurement Agency has its only facility outside London here, specifically chosen in order to be close to a concentration of high value engineering firms who can benefit from the agency’s world leading research capacities.
Training the next generation of engineers
The region’s nine universities produce over 15,000 STEM graduates each year, while the LEP has also supported nearly 540 apprentices to begin their career in manufacturing.
There has also been significant investment in facilities to train the next generation of engineers, such as the £5 million Kirklees College New Process Engineering Centre and the £11 million University Technical College in Leeds that specialises in engineering.
Our event planning team can work with leading industry figures and venues which harbour innovation across the sector to build an event proposition for you which capitalises on the scale and diversity of the manufacturing sector which exists in the city region.