Register for Innovate UK KTN and Made Smarter Innovation’s webinars in the ‘Making Manufacturing Smarter Webinar Series’ in association with each of the Made Smarter Innovation Research Centres.
The Made Smarter Research Centres and Innovation Hubs represent a key component in the UK’s approach to commercialising emerging technologies and creating that national-level growth element through creating early-stage, transformative innovative ideas, that cover both the technological and societal aspects. The centres and hubs target a specific area to drive that growth and collate engagement across the entire innovation landscape.
The webinars are a platform to come learn, ask questions, network, and form connections with people across industry, academia, and government.
About the events:
Within this webinar series (all taking place on Tuesdays at 12:00 – 13:00), we will hear from the research centres and innovation hubs, funded through Made Smarter Innovation, to better understand what their key focus areas are, what innovative technologies they work in, and which sectors they cover. We will also learn about successful case studies, funding opportunities, and how people can get involved to collaborate with the centres.
The webinars will be open to anyone interested in learning more about these innovative ideas and digital technologies, not only from a manufacturing background, but any sector curious about the innovation of future technologies to drive their business forward, with growth opportunities and numerous other benefits.
20 September 2022: Introducing the Research Centres & Innovation Hubs: Materials Made Smarter Research Centre
The Materials Made Smarter Centre is working towards the digitalisation of the materials intensive industries, such as metals, ceramics, composites. This centre researches underpinning digital technologies and is developing an understanding of the social and organisational changes that will be required to adopt digitalisation of materials, and is demonstrating this within the partnership EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hubs.
27 September 2022: Research Centre for Smart, Collaborative Industrial Robotics
Made Smarter Innovation’s Smart Robotics Centre, is a collaboration between 6 leading UK universities: Loughborough, Cranfield, Strathclyde, Dundee, Warwick and Bristol with Loughborough University as the lead. The aim of the Centre is to advance Smart Manufacturing by eliminating barriers and accelerating widespread use of smart, collaborative robotics technology to unlock the full potential of the UK industry in productivity, quality and adaptability.
4 October 2022: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation
The mission of the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation is to create “needs-driven” processes to support the industry in realising the potential of a people-led approach to digitalisation. The webinar will give an introduction to the people and the research being conducted within the Centre and provide details on how you can get involved with our work.
11 October 2022: Research Centre for Connected Factories
The Made Smarter Research Centre for Connected Factories proposes a radical new approach to building the manufacturing infrastructure of the future with the aim to provide UK industry with a blueprint for a unique connected network of future smart factories.
18 October 2022: Medicines Made Smarter: Data, AI, Robotics and the future of medicines manufacturing
Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Medicines Manufacturing research centre (DM2) is an ambitious 3.5 year programme. It aims to advance medicines development, manufacture, quality control (QC) and supply through the creation and accelerated adoption of data-driven Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) including AI, robotics and digital twins.
25 October 2022: InterAct
InterAct is a £4.4m, Made Smarter Innovation funded, Economic and Social Research Council-led network that aims to bring together economic and social scientists, UK manufacturers, and digital technology providers to address the human issues resulting from the diffusion of new technologies in the industry.
1 November 2022: Digital Supply Chain Hub
The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub is a digital innovation ecosystem that empowers individuals and organisations to work together to make supply chains smarter. Developed by Digital Catapult and funded by the Made Smarter Innovation challenge at UKRI, the Hub will transform UK manufacturing by accelerating digital innovation – making supply chains more efficient, resilient and sustainable.
Join this webinar to find out more about the programme, including more about the flagship projects such as the Logistics Living Lab and our work in aerospace, defence and pharmaceuticals, upcoming digital supply chain testbed opportunities for sector supply chains including FMCG, electric vehicle batteries and emerging supply chains such as nuclear and hydrogen.
8 November 2022: Smart Factory Hub
Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium size manufacturers to capture and better utilise their data, helping them increase productivity, growth and sustainability. Businesses in sectors spanning from food and drink, aerospace, and many more will be supported to develop, test, and adopt the latest data-driven technologies.
Find out more and register here.