Next Generation Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator (N-GAMA) Project


The Next Generation Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator (N-GAMA) is a European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) collaboration between the NEAA and Sunderland City Council that will support companies looking to adopt digital technologies.

The project will support advanced manufacturing businesses within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Durham, and Northumberland).

The N-GAMA programme will benefit up to 40 eligible enterprises engaged in process, product and service innovation within the advanced manufacturing and PEMD sectors, strengthening and accelerating the North East’s adoption of digital technologies.

Grant funding is available for eligible businesses who are investing in:

  • manufacturing innovation
  • prototype and scale-up activity

A range of grants will be available for businesses.

The Grant will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is open for new applications until January 2023. N-GAMA is open to SMEs only and will offer grant support of up to 40% for research and innovation projects, with an expectation that businesses will fund the remaining 60% of eligible project costs.

To see if you qualify for support through this programme, please contact NEAA Innovation Manager, Chris Appleby on

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