The NEAA has been a key driver in the development of The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM), working closely with partners Sunderland City Council, leading industry figures and key universities.

CESAM is an advanced manufacturing innovation centre that will provide the catalyst for manufacturing productivity improvement in North East England - through world class open innovation, adoption and knowledge transfer.

CESAM will enable companies based in the North East to be at the forefront of manufacturing technology and processes – connecting the NE to the research excellence that exists in the UK and overseas, delivering the best solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.