Centre for People-Led Digitalisation

As part of the ‘Making Manufacturing Smarter Webinar Series’, this webinar gives an introduction to the people and the research being conducted within the Centre for People-Led Digitalisation, and provide details on how you can get involved with our work.

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12.00 - 13.00



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Digital technologies have the potential to transform manufacturing by increasing productivity and opening up new business opportunities. However, the UK has had lower levels of adoption than some of our competitors. While this may appear a purely technical challenge to overcome, in practice many of the most pressing barriers can be attributed to a ‘human’ element e.g., a digital skills gap, implementation that fails to support human capability, employee resistance and a lack of senior management support or vision. The mission of the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation is to create “needs driven” processes to support industry in realising the potential of a people-led approach to digitalisation.

This event is part of the Making Manufacturing Smarter Webinar Series.

Made Smarter has an integrated approach across leadership, skills, innovation, and adoption. The Innovation Challenge focuses mostly on research and innovation across multiple sectors and how digital technologies such as AI, Robotics & Automation, Additive Manufacturing, AR/VR, IIoT, and Digital Twins can make the manufacturing supply chain processes more efficient and productive, whilst creating company growth.

The Made Smarter Research Centres and Innovation Hubs represent a key component in the UK’s approach to commercialise the emerging technologies and creating that national level growth element through creating early-stage, transformative innovative ideas, that cover both the technological and societal aspects. The centres and hubs target a specific area to drive that growth and collate engagement across the entire innovation landscape.

The webinars are a platform to come learn, ask questions, network, and form connections with people across industry, academia, and government.


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