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Made Smarter technologies: How Made Smarter inspires digital transformation

There’s no doubt that technology adoption and digital transformation has surged in recent years.
Global challenges have shown what can be achieved with greater connectivity and automation, and the need for ever-increasing digitalisation.
Demonstrating these technologies in action, showing not just telling, is vital to Made Smarter’s success.
We are enabling people to get their hands in with these technologies by connecting SME manufacturers with each other through a growing network and building relationships with leading technology institutes.

The origins of Made Smarter started with a question: what is holding back UK manufacturing from achieving greater productivity, performance and potential?

At the heart of the complex answer was our failure to take advantage of the digital tools and technologies that emerged from the shift from analogue to digital, the so-called Third Industrial Revolution.
We learned early on that most businesses needed stronger foundations to start their journey toward the aspirational smart factory of the future. 

Over the last five years Made Smarter has helped 300 manufacturers invest £22.5m in a range of IDTs and reap a raft of rewards including 1,600 new jobs, 2,850 upskilled roles, all while boosting the economy by