Powering Scotland’s East Coast

Tay Cities Engineering Partnership (TCEP)

The Tay Cities Engineering Partnership (TCEP) is the first regional Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (EAM) network in Scotland.

TCEP project has been developed to address the widening STEM skills gap, increase investment in R&D and innovation, increase internationalisation and growth of the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (EAM) sectors.

The partnership will achieve its goals by committing to:

  • Enhancing the engineering skills and training opportunities in the Tay Cities Deal area by providing world class training facilities and increasing the interconnectedness of education institutions and industry.
  • Ensuring that the sector remains competitive by improving its capacity and capability to keep up with technological growth and compete in foreign markets.
  • Creating an end-to-end support mechanism for the industry by supporting students, employees, employers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their development.

Project ambitions include an Advanced Engineering Centre of Excellence to support increased product innovation, productivity, R&D and skills. The Centre will be the east of Scotland ‘hub’ for the Scottish Government’s National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS).

A Mobile Engineering Technology Unit will also be fitted out and used to create a pipeline of opportunities in EAM from early years through both primary and secondary schools especially those in disadvantaged areas, into further and higher education and into the workplace.

The TCEP will have a knowledge transfer partnership with the new £65m National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland and its “factory of the future” concept with an ambition to become the east of Scotland hub for this industry led international centre of manufacturing expertise. The TCEP will connect to MSIP, Eden project also to capitalise on the region’s potential.

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