Research and analysis

The India-UK future manufacturing report

This report reveals the opportunities for manufacturing collaboration between India and the UK and suggests 7 steps for further collaboration.


The India-UK future manufacturing report - Exploring joint opportunity for innovation and growth

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The UK and India are among the top manufacturing countries in the world with a combined manufacturing output of more than US$500 billion.

In October 2016, Science and Innovation Network India and Innovate UK agreed to jointly research the opportunity for greater collaboration between the 2 countries in future manufacturing. The final outcome would include a series of recommendations towards a joint programme of innovation support.

The goal was to:

  • map the barriers, challenges and status of UK-India joint R&D and government support for manufacturing
  • explore funding models to support future collaborations between the UK and India
  • identify themes of interest to manufacturers in both countries

A series of workshops, visits and interviews were undertaken in both countries exploring future manufacturing innovation and collaboration. This report summarises that work and makes a number of suggestions for next steps.

Published 31 October 2017