The Make it Smart Hub

Local opportunities supported by nationwide expertise.

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The Make It Smart Hub is an innovation one-stop-shop for construction and manufacturing in the Highlands & Islands. It offers free support to introduce and enable innovation in businesses.


The programme is part-funded by the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund.


The platform has already given value to hundreds of people through free informational events, and helps


SMEs upgrade their manufacturing processes by allowing them to undergo R&D without the time or the risk that companies of this size face. The project is currently working with a micro-sized construction company to scope out the feasibility of automation in their business.

  • BE-ST
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Government
  • Highlands & Islands Enterprise
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • UHI Inverness