The Digitalisation of Manufacturing to Boost Growth and Productivity

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The Digitalisation of Manufacturing to Boost Growth and Productivity

Are you an SME Manufacturer in the Leics region looking to implement digital technology to save time/money, and boost growth + productivity?

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Made Smarter Programme has just launched in the East Midlands brining a complete package of support to help the region’s manufacturers implement Industrial Digital Technology.

In this session you’ll learn from case studies of how other SME manufacturers have implemented digital technology to boost business performance and get a detailed understanding of how the Made Smarter programme can support your digitalisation journey. Whether you are interested in moving from paper based ways of working to the implementation of robotics, better production planning, fixing process and product quality issues or improving efficiency, capacity and reducing cost, Made Smarter can help you. You’ll learn how to get access to free technical support and expertise, grant funding, leadership development and peer sharing to implement digital technology into your business.


Monday 13th February 13:00 – 14:30

The event is virtual over Teams using video content and traditional presentations with a closing plenary session for Manufacturers to ask questions and discuss their experiences of implementing Digital Technology.

This event will be delivered by Dr Chris Owen, Made Smarter East Midlands Programme Director


Made Smarter East Midlands offers:

· Digital transformation Road Mapping, incorporating Digital Readiness Level (DRL) Assessment, to help you set out the 3-5 year digitalisation plan for your business

· Initial Implementation planning - Which project, which technology, where do I start?

· Grant funding for CAPEX or Revenue projects

· Intensive Technical Support – On the ground consultancy expertise in specific Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs)

· Leadership Development Programme on “Leading Digital Transformation” with peer group networking and support


Made Smarter is a programme backed by world-renowned businesses and the UK government. We aim to connect makers to the digital tools that can transform everyday business operations. Made Smarter Adoption in the East Midlands is delivered by Greater Lincolnshire LEP, D2N2 LEP & Leicester & Leicestershire LEP.