The Made Smarter offering, delivered by the HVM Catapult, is open to all manufacturing sectors from food & drink, to pharmaceuticals or aerospace and uses the HVM Catapult’s world-class equipment and facilities. With open access to expertise from our Centres and innovative tech providers from across the UK, selected companies will get all the support they need to address live business challenges and move key projects forward. Funded by UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, there is no cost to businesses participating in this pilot.
If selected, businesses can use the Innovation Hub to test digital applications and early-stage technologies in a safe, industry-like environment with expert support. This cuts the risk of deploying digital technologies on your production line.
Our Innovation Hub pilot will continue to run during the Covid-19 lockdown. Any projects which require in-person activity at one of our physical testbeds will be undertaken by our experienced team with results communicated via regular virtual meetings.
We have physical and virtual spaces dedicated to reducing the risk of implementing new digital manufacturing solutions within your businesses.
From minimising downtime and reducing waste, to connecting legacy systems and optimising production, digital technologies can boost efficiency across your business
Cost & traceability
Digital technologies enable real-time tracking of products and processes allowing businesses to improve supply chain confidence, reduce error and improve quality whilst minimising costs
Product & process development
Business agility is key to success. Digital technologies can help businesses bring new products to market quickly and rapidly scale or repurpose production facilities
Remote working & upskilling
Digital technologies enable you to share skills remotely across your business and operate seamlessly under any circumstances
Whether in the boardroom or on the factory floor, high quality data can help you have confidence in new investments and adapt your production processes in real-time
Digital technologies can help you cut waste, save energy and identify areas for recycling or reusing materials