Manchester India Partnership Advanced Manufacturing

Reflected in Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, one of India’s immediate economic objectives is to consolidate its strengths and enhance its competitiveness in the manufacturing sector in order to create 100m additional jobs and to increase its share of GDP to 25% by 2022.

Bangalore is home to the Department of Space and the Indian Space Research Organisation and Chennai is India’s leading city in the automotive industry, responsible for approximately a third of India’s total vehicle and component production and home to leading global manufacturers such as BMW, Ford, Daimler, Hyundai and Nissan.

Significant Opportunities for Collaboration

Manchester’s expertise in manufacturing dates back to the Industrial Revolution and it holds an historic status as a hotbed for advanced manufacturing innovation with industrial giants such as such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus and GSK in close proximity, providing significant opportunities for collaboration with India.

The University of Manchester’s continued cutting-edge research and commercialisation of the advanced two-dimensional material graphene and Manchester Metropolitan’s unique skills and talent in the field of 3D printing are attractive propositions for India to adopt and develop.


Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city. Do you want to find out more about Manchester and how MIDAS can support your business relocation or expansion? Register here to receive useful resources about Manchester and MIDAS’ support package.


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Manchester India Partnership

The Manchester India Partnership has dedicated representatives based in Manchester, Bangalore and Delhi who support companies looking to trade or invest between Manchester and India. To find out more about advanced manufacturing bilateral trade and collaborative opportunities in Manchester and India, get in touch with the team.