Digital manufacturing promises improved productivity, sustainability, resilience and the creation of high value jobs. The industrial digital technology (IDT) innovator seeking to make an impact in the physical world stands to benefit from the transformation of UK manufacturing.
At Innovate UK Business Connect we see the opportunities to deploy the latest technology and the gaps waiting to be filled by innovation.
We work with innovators in the manufacturing sector and their technology partners. Those with high growth ambitions, who want to be early adopters of new industrial digital technology.
The Made Smarter review has prompted activity across the country around the five IDT areas. Innovate UK Business Connect has specific activity around: Additive Manufacturing; the Immersive TechnNetwork; Robotics & Automation; AI, ML & Data Analytics; and IIoT & Connectivity.
For development of new solutions, the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Manufacturing Made Smarter programme offers innovation support, we can help you to understand the scope and opportunity available through this.
To support companies looking to start their Industry 4.0 journey, we have developed the 4Manufacturing tool, which we can use to shape your digital strategy development and guide you to the right next steps.
Many of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects relate to industrial digital technology, and this can be a good way to bring enabling knowledge and skills into your business.
Made Smarter Manufacturing: Lighthouse Funding February 2024
Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Lighthouse Projects will enable SMEs to embark on a smart manufacturing journey, de-risking major investment yet enabling growth.
UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Round 2
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024
UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for a share of up to £1.5m for engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).
Scottish EDGE Round 23
Opens: 07/02/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024
Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s biggest business funding competition, offers grants & loans from £10k to £100k to grow your startup, social enterprise or charity.