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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

Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 21/01/2021 Closes: 26/05/2021

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Pulsate - laser based additive manufacturing technology

Up to €150k for SMEs and mid-caps for technology Transfer Experiments Focused on the adoption of laser based additive manufacturing technology in production environments.

Opens: 28/02/2021 Closes: 22/04/2021

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28th July

Digital Business Meetup - Digital Manufacturing

Digital technologies play a key role in solving industrial challenges around enhancing productivity, streamlining manufacturing processes, increasing quality control, developing new business models and accelerating industrial Net Zero. If you are an innovative SMEs with new ideas and solutions for the manufacturing sector, join us for this event to hear about the latest funding and support opportunities available to you, share some of your innovation stories and network with other businesses to spark new collaborations.

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News

22.03.2021

Making Manufacturing Smarter

KTN’s Made Smarter Innovation Network is running a series of events from 14 April to 29 June, focused on helping manufacturers and digital technology companies to Make Manufacturing Smarter.

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23.02.2021

Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey: Adventure Stories

Navigating from design to manufacture can be challenging. Translating an idea from a design into manufactured reality requires skill, expertise and tenacity!

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