The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is currently seeking partners who have challenges in five programme themes:
- Intelligent factory management and control
- Intelligent product verification and validation
- Transparent and data driven procurement
- Digitally enabled factory workforce
- Resource measurement and analytics
Focusing on these themes and intensifying the market of digital innovators will drive multiple outcomes for the manufacturing sector; to aid economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, improve productivity, increase market capitalisation, export growth and accelerating sectors towards industrial net zero.
There are varying levels of involvement for partners depending on the level of investment and - uniquely for a programme of this type - eight Industry Challenge Owners are being invited to shape and set the challenges addressed by the startups and scaleups with their technology innovations.
In return for match-funded financial contributions, partners will gain direct access to the outputs and learnings of the programme as well as have prototypes developed for challenges they set.