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The Innovation 4.0 Playbook is a guide to R&D practitioners in the chemical sciences who are interested in digitalising their R&D operations and processes.

The Playbook describes the range of digital technologies that can be applied in an R&D setting and provides a Digital Maturity Framework for understanding the layers of complexity involved in chemical science R&D digitalisation. The Playbook also highlights the key opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation in order to help the reader along their digital journey.  A case study is included to bring some of the concepts to life, written from the point of view of an R&D company taking steps on their own digital journey.

Many organisations can benefit from using the Playbook, from universities and labs, to industrial research centres. The Playbook can be used to explore innovative digital R&D technologies that enable industrial research, development, and innovation in the chemistry sector and new approaches to innovative work practices.

Innovate UK KTN is well connected with digital technology solution providers and UK research capability - so if you are looking to begin your digitalisation journey or are deciding what the next step looks like, get in touch with us so we can connect you to the right solution providers!

Read the Innovation Playbook