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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

Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund

New £20 million fund to grow UK life sciences manufacturing opens for applications

Opens: 07/04/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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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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15.06.2021

Scottish Research and Innovation Futures: Shifting to a more productive, more innovative economy

Digitalisation of Scotland’s economy and society is already bringing about profound changes in the nature and method of work. In the recovery period from the pandemic, there is a real opportunity to shift to a more productive, more innovative economy, and research and innovation are key enablers of that shift.

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