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Digital Manufacturing - Made Smarter Workshop

Date: 27-Feb-2019


Digital Manufacturing - Made Smarter Workshop

27 Feb 12:30 to 16:45
Invest NI HQ, Bedford Street, Belfast
1 Bedford Square,
United Kingdom
As a result of the Made Smarter Review, the government has announced £147m support to improve UK manufacturing productivity through digital manufacturing. This workshop will identify key challenges and opportunities with the aim of developing a digital vision for Northern Ireland manufacturing. It will also outline the funding available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the eligible costs and the type of project the ISCF is keen to support.
Why attend?
As well as offering guidance on how to make a strong application, the workshop will provide an opportunity for networking to encourage collaboration and cluster development. This will enable the formation of a platform for local clusters to develop strong consortia and make a strong case for support to the ISCF.
The event is primarily targeted at:
  • manufacturing companies
  • technology providers
  • public bodies
  • councils
  • government and academia


We hope you will be able to come along and help shape a digital manufacturing vision for Northern Ireland.


Time Activity

12:30 Registration & networking lunch

13:00 Welcome & Introduction: Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI

13:10 4 Manufacturing & Digital Readiness Level tool: Ben Peace, KTN

13:30 Outline & update of ISCF Wave 3 funding for Digital Manufacturing through Made Smarter: Lynne McGregor, Innovate UK

14:00 The funding, what's available, what type of projects are they looking for & what are the eligible costs?: Malcolm Harold

14:30 Q&A

14:45 Coffee break

15:00 Workshops: Identify local challenges & what do we need in NI that will really make a difference to our productivity

15:30 Define the vision

16:00 Cluster formation, what's needed?

16:30 Summary, next steps

16:45 Close







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