Mapping existing UK Technology facilities
Guided by Innovate UK, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) have identified facilities, early adopters and champions across the UK that will signpost SMEs directly to focused capabilities of each organisation across the UK to create a UK Industry 4.0 portal.
This capability mapping project supports Made Smarter by seeking to identify key regional resources and organisations operating and providing services in the five technology areas:
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics
Robotics and Automation
Virtual reality and augmented reality
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and connectivity
Why is it important to map UK tech facilities?
The portal helps to:
Raise industrial and public awareness of UK skills and capabilities;
Highlight regional strengths that could be shared widely on a national scale;
Demonstrate case studies of in-house capability and expertise;
Drive engagement between Industry, Universities and research and technology organisations through focused projects, placements and workshops.