Through funding opportunities, the NEAA is able to deliver a number of programmes that help to support the automotive sector needs.
A partnership between the North East LEP, NEAA, RTC North, NEPIC and Generator, Supply Chain North East will work with over 800 businesses between 2018 and 2021 and is designed to support businesses in the following sectors:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Subsea, offshore and energy technologies
- Automotive and transport
- Health and life sciences
- Digital, tech and creative
- Process, chemical and pharmaceutical
NORTH EAST LOCAL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The NEAA has been appointed by the Department for Education to lead the development of a new Local Skills Improvement Plan for the North East. We will be working with businesses, education and training providers, key stakeholders and cross-sector Employer Representative Bodies to develop a plan which meets future business needs and provides a resilient and responsive supply of the skills needed to drive economic success and investment in the region.
V-CAL, led by the NEAA and a high level consortia, seeks to scale and expand the deployment of Connected and Autonomous Logistics (CAL) to future-proof commercial opportunities and drive significant UK growth in this sector. V-CAL will build upon the Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) funded 5G CAL project, which delivered a working proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration of the autonomous and teleoperation of a 40-tonne truck, with live loads delivered from Vantec to Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) fully autonomously without intervention by a safety driver.
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.
We are continuously working with local enterprise partnerships and Government to secure funding for the automotive sector and our members that will enable the development of critical assets and infrastructure to support growth for our area.