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Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS)

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is Scotland’s home of manufacturing innovation focused on a net zero future.  

It’s a 52-hectare development site right next to Glasgow International Airport. It’s the ideal investment location for manufacturing companies to collaborate in a productive and sustainable way.

AMIDS highlights

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) HQ

The new NMIS HQ opened at AMIDS in 2023. It offers an open, collaborative space that will foster creativity and inspire knowledge sharing in high-value manufacturing. It's making companies more competitive, transforming productivity levels, and boosting the skills of our current and future workforce.

The NMIS Digital Factory offers a fully connected digital manufacturing environment. The Factory works with companies to help them embrace the use of digital technologies to cut costs and become more sustainable, productive and competitive. 

Excellence in innovation

Two of the UK’s seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres — world-class centres of excellence and innovation in manufacturing — are located here.  AMIDS is also home to: 

  • NMIS HQ and its specialist technology centres — Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC)    
  • The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, a new facility to transform manufacturing in the pharma industry


Join a community of international manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Peak Scientific, Terumo Aortic and Doosan Babcock. 

Net zero ambitions

Fully carbon neutral in operation, the NMIS HQ building has a fifth-generation heating network that uses 90% less carbon than traditional gas boilers. The campus also has low carbon transport options, with walking and cycling routes around the district, as well as plenty of electric vehicle charging facilities.

Public sector support

AMIDS benefits from significant public sector commitment, with a range of infrastructure investment, R&D and innovation funding support available from national enterprise agencies. 

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Benefits of setting up at AMIDS

Access to talent 

The University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow are nearby, providing businesses with talented graduates from all over the world. The NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy is also on site, with training and development opportunities for individuals at all levels of their career.

Well connected

AMIDS is connected by rail, sea and land. The site is located next to Glasgow Airport, close to the M8 motorway and has rail links to the rest of Scotland and the UK. The docks are also only 10 minutes away.  

AMIDS South is a major transport project which is building new roads, bridges, cycling and walking routes to improve links, connect communities and bolster business growth around AMIDS.

Great place to live and work

Renfrewshire is a perfect place to live and work for those that want to enjoy city life in nearby Glasgow and close proximity to some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.

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If you're thinking of setting up in Scotland and think AMIDS could be right for you, get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.