What is NAAME?

New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering is the manufacturing and engineering network for Norfolk and Suffolk. It strives to: increase productivity, encourage innovation, share best practise, facilitate collaborations and succeed together.


NAAME runs a series of events every year, including its annual conference which sees’s upwards of 135 delegates from businesses across the New Anglia region. This annual conference is supported by a number of special interest events, whether that is linked to a topic or sector, these events seek to highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to that theme.


NAAME runs a number of programs, including Activate – Lean startup support, Accelerate – Growing your business, Innovate and Initiate.

1 to 1 support

Through Innovation New Anglia support, you can receive tailored business support in order to help your business grow. Whether that is start-up support, signposting to funding or finding the right connection, INA can help.

Manufacturing Groups

NAAME runs and supports a number of local Manufacturing Groups. Bringing together all walks of engineering and manufacturing business quarterly to develop supply chains, share best practice and create important collaborations. Get in touch and discover your local group.


Future of Making Things event report

More than 135 Delegates from manufacturing and engineering businesses gathered at Lynford hall on the November 23rd to learn about the opportunities and challenges presented by industry 4.0.

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Composites UK – The HUB

Opportunity for FREE publicity on Composites UK - the Hub   NAAME has been in talks with Composites UK and have identified a way for businesses in the East to publicise and become more connected with the composite industry as a whole. Composites UK, a trade...
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University of East Anglia – Engineering Courses

NAAME recently met with UEA Professor of Engineering, Lawrence Coates and the newly appointed Relationship Manager for Engineering, Andrew Whilding.  The discussions centered around the developments of the UEA Engineering courses and the opportunity for industry...
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