When the Made Smarter initiative started at the beginning of 2019, InVMA were one of the first appointed suppliers to the campaign. Since already some of the first success stories are emerging, from Food Companies , Manufacturers and even Puppet Makers, in my previous blog article, I explained how some of the pioneering North West SMEs are using the Made Smarter initiative to support their Industry 4.0 projects. This week I'll focus on what Made Smarter can offer to your organisation and the funding criteria that need to be met in order to apply for it.
UK Government and some of the major UK organisations have made a host of resources available to North West based SME’s. Businesses can take advantage of the scheme to help them with the adoption of Digital Technologies. Made smarter initiative offers:
As one of Made Smarter's pre-approved suppliers, we are currently developing projects with industrial companies to help visualise the performance of their assets and manufacturing processes. As the initiatives sparks interest from our partners and customers, we are often asked about the criteria being applied and who would qualify. Here are some guidelines issued for companies considering their application:
Our recommendation is to engage directly with the Made Smarter team who can guide you through the process to confirm eligibility. Look out for our next blog entry, where we anticipate being able to confirm the details of our first project, scheduled to be deployed in August 2019.
If you would like to explore more about how Made Smarter and InVMA could help you, download this brochure.
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology through a strong industry and government partnership,
The review focuses on 3 priority areas informed by the main challenges business face:
Professor Juergen Maier was commissioned by government to put forward proposals for an Industrial Digitalisation sector deal in the Industrial Strategy green paper.