Advanced Manufacturing Outward Mission: 6-13 September 2014

A unique opportunity for a small group of innovative UK manufacturers to participate in a week-long programme of activities to expand their knowledge of innovation, diversification and best practice with peer group companies in the U.S.

Add real value to your current manufacturing activities by visiting leading US manufacturers to understand their journey to success. Establish successful, lasting relationships within the US whilst also strengthening your UK network.


A brief outline is as follows:

  • We will be flying to Chicago where we will have  hosted welcome reception from the UKTI, which will include a briefing and the opportunity for some networking.
  • We will then be travelling to Indiana where we will visit companies in West Lafayette and Indianapolis we will hopefully have time to visit the iconic Indy 500 speedway
  • We will then spend the remaining 3 days visiting companies around Madison Wisconsin, including Dane manufacturing who a precision metal fabrication and stamping company and GenMet, are both companies with a great story to tell and it is a great opportunity to create genuine dialogue with other similar manufacturers to share challenges and ultimately gain fresh ideas and insights.
  •  The visit to Madison will include a workshop, delivered by the University of Wisconsin who have expertise in such areas as advanced manufacturing, controls and high-performance computing, the University of Wisconsin-Madison are part of a $320 million initiative to create and apply cutting-edge technologies to advance U.S. global competitiveness in manufacturing.
  • Finally there will be an opportunity to visit the International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • We are also organising events in Indiana and Wisconsin with the support of UKTI and the States Economic Development Corporations.


There is a link to the website with further information and where companies can register (, or you can contact us at the GTMA and we will process your application.There is up to £1,000 grant funding available for eligible SME companies.


The downside is that the deadline of the 7th of July for eligible companies  to secure a place on the mission.

For Further Information please contact David on 0121 392 8996