NEAA PROJECTS

Through funding opportunities, the NEAA is able to deliver a number of programmes that help to support the automotive sector needs.

LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS SUPPORT - SUNDERLAND (LABS-S)

The NEAA has been awarded a share of over £5 million funded through Sunderland’s Shared Prosperity Fund Programme, designed to stimulate economic development and business growth.

Part of a wider suite of UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) projects, the NEAA’s programme, Local Automotive Business Support – Sunderland (LABS-S), will provide businesses within the Sunderland region with tailored support and intervention by addressing their strategic needs within the automotive supply chain.

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 PROJECT

The V-CAL Project, 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.

FUNDED SUPPORT

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.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact a member of the team for more information or email us at:

E: enquiries@northeastautomotivealliance.com