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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

Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 26/01/2022

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UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for up to £350k per project for the purpose of developing proposals with Singapore. Applications in advanced manufacturing and materials, agrifood tech, mobility and transport, cybersecurity and health and life sciences particularly welcome.

Opens: 24/01/2022 Closes: 20/04/2022

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Recorded: 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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Made Smarter Innovation launches new £20 million competition

In a new Made Smarter Innovation competition focused on Sustainable Smart Factories, UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve resource efficiency and energy efficiency. Closes 26th Jan 2022.

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