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.
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
- government and academia
We hope you will be able to come along and help shape a digital manufacturing vision for Northern Ireland.
|12:00||Registration & lunch|
|12:30||Welcome: Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI|
|12:40||What is Productivity? The influencing factors and the Productivity Puzzle: Richard Pelan, Invest NI|
|13:00||Made Smarter findings and Industrial Digital Technologies and Industry 4.0: Lynne McGregor, Innovate UK|
|13:20||DRL, 4 Manufacturing, tools the KTN have developed and the NW Pilot: Ben Peace, KTN|
|13:50||The demonstrator portal: Lynne McGregor, Innovate UK|
|14:00||Q&A: Innovate UK & KTN|
|14:10||Tea & Coffee break|
|14:25||The workshops overview: Ben Peace, KTN|
|14:30||Workshop 1: Why is NI Productivity 15% behind the rest of the UK? What are the issues for NI?|
Workshop 2: If the UK target is to improve productivity by 30% how can NI businesses achieve a 45% improvement?
|16:15||Collaborative Networks: Joanne McMullan, Invest NI|
|16:25||Summary: Richard Pelan, Invest NI|
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