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The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is a national match funded programme looking to push forward and increase the adoption of new technologies by UK industry.  It is being delivered by the Digital Catapult and funded by UKRI through the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).  The programme is looking to work with both UK manufacturers and the UK’s leading digital technology innovation community with the aim of developing cutting edge technology solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.  The manufacturing industry challenges will be set within five core themes, as follows:

  • Intelligent factory management and control
  • Intelligent product verification and validation
  • Transparent and data driven procurement
  • Digitally enabled factory workforce
  • Resource measurement and analytics

The programme is primarily aimed at medium and large manufactures, who will define the scope of the challenges, be directly involved in pushing the programme forward, and in utilising the outputs to generate a competitive edge for their business.  However, there are opportunities for smaller manufacturing companies to get involved and benefit too.  The four levels of engagement specified are as follows:

  • Industry Challenge Owners
  • Tech Sponsors
  • Industry Attendee Members
  • SME Members

If you would live to find out more about the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator please watch the industry briefing video, which can be found at or visit the website which is also where you can sign up to participate.