Apr 22

Helping manufacturing SMEs adopt Industry 4.0

Are you interested in adopting digital technologies into your production lines or manufacturing facilities and not sure where to start?

Until now, smaller manufacturing companies have missed out on the productivity benefits of digital technologies and data-driven solutions. Too many manufacturers don’t know where to start, and lack the skills required to deploy and use digital solutions. The costs are perceived to be high and the return on investment is uncertain.

The Hartree Centre and WMG at the University of Warwick, alongside other consortium partners, have been awarded funding through the Government’s Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge to tackle this problem by developing a Smart InforMation PLatform and Ecosystem for Manufacturing (SIMPLE). SIMPLE will bring the benefits of digitalisation to manufacturers for whom the technology, skills, and business benefits are currently inaccessible. The project will deliver a platform that is fast to deploy, easy to use, cost-effective, and versatile. It will be supported by an ecosystem that addresses skills and training requirements. This seminar will introduce the project and the technical vision. It will present some of the projects tools and how they can be applied to start the digitalisation journey for manufacturing companies.

There will also be the opportunity for live Q&A with the speakers to find out how you can get involved.

Applicable for: SMEs, manufacturing companies, signposting organisations and business consultants