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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Time: 13:30



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Maker Innovator

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This innovator briefing will present the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator programme, a 12-week acceleration programme designed for startups to develop industry-ready prototypes to some of the most prevalent industrial challenges set by the UK’s leading manufacturers.

The first in a series of introductory briefing webinars, Digital Catapult and UKRI will introduce the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator Programme: we’ll dive into an overview of the programme and benefits of joining as a startup and provide guidance on how to apply and the selection process.

Participants will also be able to ask any key questions they have and understand what success looks like. The advancement and innovation of technology holds huge potential for manufacturers and the industrial sector.

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is a one of a kind programme designed specifically for the UK’s manufacturing industry to drive innovation across four technology layers: future networks, immersive technologies, artificial intelligence and distributed systems.

The programme enables the UK’s pioneering technology innovation community to join forces with some of the UK’s leading medium and large industrial businesses to develop solutions to industry-set challenges.

The programme provides the funding and a platform to produce industry transforming prototypes, proofs of concepts and minimum viable products in order to drive productivity, digitalisation and innovation to push forward the fourth industrial revolution.

This accelerator is a practical, industry-led programme, startups will have the opportunity to join our 12-week prototyping phase and later minimum viable product phase. This innovator briefing webinar will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator programme
  • Find out more about the current manufacturing and industrial sector, and learn how you could work directly with industrial leaders and technology experts
  • Understand how the programme provides a range of benefits including prototype funding, mentorship and workshops to turn your idea from paper to working prototype
  • Discover how to apply and how cohorts are selected and what success looks like.