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Digital manufacturing 'Made Smarter' workshop

2 January 2019


Free workshop to highlight support and funding for digital manufacturing

Invest Northern Ireland (NI) will host a workshop this February to outline the support available for innovation and adoption of advanced digital technologies in manufacturing.

Following the industry-led Made Smarter Review, the UK government has announced £147 million support to improve the UK manufacturing productivity through digital manufacturing.

At this Invest NI workshop, you will be able to find out about:

  • the funding for digital manufacturing through the Innovation Strategy Challenge Fund and the Made Smarter initiative
  • the types of projects and costs that are eligible for this funding
  • the key challenges and opportunities of adopting new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and additive manufacturing
  • the vision for the digitalisation of Northern Ireland manufacturing

Guidance will also be available on how to make a strong application for funding, encourage collaboration and networking, as well as cluster development through the workshop and an online platform.

The event will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Titanic Hotel Belfast.

Attendance is free but you must register to secure your place at the event.