Growing the industry 4.0 capability of SMEs
Feasibility of establishing an Advanced Manufacturing demonstrator and skills facility in the Manchester City Region.
A¬†study has been carried out to assess the feasibility of establishing an Advanced Manufacturing demonstrator co-located with a skills facility in the Manchester City Region to speed up the adoption and deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across a range of sectors, and to grow smarter supply chains. The food, drink and packaging industries emerged as the priority sectors that it should aim to support. Beyond this, we believe this demonstrator model could be equally applicable to many other sectors in the region and indeed to any comparable cities and regions elsewhere the UK with SME companies looking to develop and adopt digital manufacturing capabilities.