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Businesses can apply for a share of £30 million to support projects that use digital technology to improve the productivity and agility of UK manufacturing.
The competition aims to support projects that can achieve short-term impact and rapid technology development through industrial digitalisation across a range of sectors from aerospace to food and drink and pharma.
Projects can be led by any sector but must show how they could be applied to at least 2 other sectors.
They should fit into one of 4 themes:
- Smart, connected factory, including use of real-time data to optimise efficiency and capture, analysis and visualisation of manufacturing processes
- Connected and versatile supply chain, including information integration, communication, traceability and trust
- Design, make, test, including transforming product design through digital technologies and virtual product testing, verification and modelling, quality monitoring and inspection
- Adaptable flexible manufacturing operations and skills, including culture change and skills development, and human-centric automation and autonomy
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