i3 Digital Processing Manufacturing Centre and Flexible Business Space

i3 Digital Processing Manufacturing Centre and Flexible Business Space

Investment at i3, Irvine, will result in the creation of a Digital Processing Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3, Irvine Enterprise Area to provide a Centre of Excellence for digital automation and approximately 8,830 sqm of flexible advanced manufacturing space serving digital process industries. This will build on current Life Science Clustering at the site, and will facilitate R&D activity, start up, spin out, and growth of Life Science businesses and other advanced manufacturing opportunities.

New developments at the i3 Irvine Enterprise Area Advanced Manufacturing Space in Irvine will create a National Digital Processing Industry Hub and advanced manufacturing flexible space, serving digital processing industries.

The National Digital Processing Industry Hub will be developed at i3 with links to the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland in partnership with Strathclyde University and industry. The project also includes construction of flexible business space capable of meeting the requirements of Chemical and Life Sciences manufacturing, Digital Automation and other advanced manufacturing opportunities. The combined offer at i3, centred round the National Digital Processing Industry Hub, will attract a range of supply chain and digital technology SMEs and start-up and offer strategic capacity to secure major digital process sector investment at i3.

This project will receive funding of £21 million:
• £11 million from the Scottish Government;
• £5 million from the UK Government;
• £5 million from North Ayrshire Council.

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