Welcome to the Made Smarter Innovation Network

From 2021 to 2025, KTN will be working on behalf of UKRI to join communities together to transform UK manufacturing. Join our community and help us drive positive change.

The 2017 Made Smarter UK review stated that “the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of IDTs could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, increasing manufacturing sector growth between 1.5 and 3 percent per annum, creating a conservative estimated net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy”.

The £300 million partnership between government and industry is aiming to create a fully connected, dynamic manufacturing ecosystem inspiring innovation across academia, technology providers and manufacturers. Made Smarter Innovation is delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

Overview

Welcome to series two of the Made Smarter Innovation Network webinars  – delivered as part of the ISCF Manufacturing Made Smarter programme. Manufacturing Made Smarter (MMS) is one of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programmes, investing £147m into creating a fully connected, dynamic manufacturing ecosystem inspiring innovation across academia, technology providers and manufacturers. From 2021 to 2025, KTN will be working on behalf of UKRI to join communities together to transform UK manufacturing.

This webinar series will showcase a range of opportunities and resources that businesses within the manufacturing sector can benefit from. A variety of specialist speakers from innovative manufacturing and technology companies will be presenting at these webinars.

You can register for one or more of the webinars based on your specific areas of interest.

About the Series | Who should attend?

If you are a manufacturer aspiring to be more productive, efficient, competitive and resilient through the use of digital technologies, an integrator or a digital technology solution provider or developer who wants to reach a manufacturing audience, then this event series will be of interest to you.

We will be discussing a range of upcoming Made Smarter and manufacturing-related events, funding opportunities and programmes throughout this webinar series so make sure to register now to keep up to date on a wide variety of upcoming opportunities within the industry.

Digital technology solution providers and developers engaged in the series will also have early access to express their interest in taking a stand at Innovation Alley, within The Manufacturers inaugural exhibition Smart Factory Expo at Digital Manufacturing Week.

Register for the webinar series below.

Coming up

A recap of the £300M Made Smarter Innovation programme and the involvement of Research Centres and the Economic & Social Research Council Network+.

WHY we’re doing it, WHAT we’ve done, and HOW you can still get involved.

Background

This event will recap on the Made Smarter Innovation Programme, and where it fits with the UK’s aspiration to incorporate digital technologies into Manufacturing Industry to improve productivity from the Made Smarter review in 2017.

We will discuss what the Research Centres concept is, and why we are using it as a delivery mechanism in the programme.

You will have the opportunity to hear from some of the projects that have been funded, and an opportunity to start to build contacts so you can be involved in the Innovation Hubs as they form and grow.

We aim to further build our innovation network and reach out to all the communities within Manufacturing, Digital Technology providers, innovators, founders, other networks, and communities that could support cross-sector tech transfer.

This session is open to anyone wanting funding for digital technology innovation in the manufacturing sector, such as manufacturers, RTO’s and Digital Technology Innovators.

Webinar Sessions

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