The Made Smarter North West Pilot: Turbocharging manufacturing in the UK’s leading industrial region

The Made Smarter Commission announced the details behind the long-awaited North West Pilot in November during The Manufacturer’s Digital Manufacturing Week.

The £20m Pilot centres around getting real, practical and tangible advice out to small and medium-size businesses who are keen to adopt a technology like robotics, or initiate their first venture into data analytics, or get involved with making a part using additive manufacturing, but don’t know how.

To that end, a core part of the announcement was grants of up to £20,000 to help small businesses adopt and embrace industrial digital technologies (IDT).

Editorial Director, Nick Peters sat down with the pilot project lead, Donna Edwards, and Madina Barker, managing director of local SME manufacturer CNC Robotics to discuss the details.

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