Guide

Innovation in manufacturing

Introduction

Manufacturing businesses can use innovation in many ways. They can develop new business models, introduce new processes and materials, and take advantage of new technologies and equipment.

For manufacturers who compete in global markets, innovation is essential. On the one hand, it can help you to improve the quality of your output. On the other, it can help you to boost your productivity and your ability to compete in the markets, and generate profit for your business.

This guide explains the advantages of innovation in manufacturing. It shows how innovation can change manufacturing and helps to identify the different areas where you can innovate in your business.

It also shows you how to use IT in manufacturing, how to protect your ideas and where to find support for manufacturing innovation in Northern Ireland.