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Digital Manufacturing

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 KTN 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. KTN has specific activity around: Additive Manufacturing; Immersive Technology through Immerse UK; 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, KTN has 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.

Our Digital Manufacturing Expert

Nicole Ballantyne

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Funding Opportunities

ISCF Transforming Foundation Industry: Small scale R&D, two strands

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. Projects must address the resource productivity or energy performance opportunities of the sector and its supply chains.

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £865,000 to develop collaborative innovation projects in partnership with organisations from participating EUREKA members and GlobalStars countries.

Opens: 13/09/2021 Closes: 15/12/2021

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12th October

Made Smarter Innovation: The Future of Digital Manufacturing

In this session, the presenters will be speaking about the future of manufacturing with valuable insights from specialists working within the industry. We will explore a variety of future technologies that will help us progress onto the next industrial revolution.

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UKRI and Made Smarter Funding awarded to boost UK manufacturing supply chains

UKRI has invested £50 million in funding in smart manufacturing and connected supply chains: this will fund a Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub, 37 successful projects in the Digital Supply Chain competition, and 5 new university led research centres.

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Advanced Engineering 2021: win the opportunity to showcase your start-up

Apply now to exhibit at Advanced Engineering 2021, a leading annual UK engineering and supply chain manufacturing event on 3 & 4 November 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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