UK manufacturing must digitise in order to grow
|Starts:||15:30 17 May 2021|
|Ends:||17:00 17 May 2021|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
Join us for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 20/21, webinar hosted by guest speaker, Donna Edwards, Managing Director Business Support and Business Finance, Growth Company and Programme Director Made Smarter North West Pilot.
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UK manufacturing must digitise in order to grow.
Made Smarter is the UK national industrial digitalisation movement, driving productivity and growth across manufacturing industries. Backed by world-renowned businesses and working in partnership with the UK government, Made Smarter is putting the UK at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Made Smarter review identified four key recommendations which will increase manufacturing growth and UK productivity. They are: more ambitious leadership; greater innovation in developing new technologies; faster implementation and adoption of these technologies; and deeper understanding of the sector’s skills requirements.
The review identified that adoption of digital technologies was low across the SME manufacturing sector and several barriers are preventing higher adoption levels.
The Made Smarter adoption programme set up in January 2019, has been supporting manufacturers across the North West to help them adopt digital technology.
Donna Edwards, Made Smarter Adoption Programme, North West Director will share her insights about the challenges SME manufacturers face and how Made Smarter is helping overcome them. This session will provide an overview of the learnings from the North West adoption programme and the real-life benefits manufacturers are experiencing from digital technology such as data, AI, AR and VR, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics and IIOT.
Role: Managing Director for Business Support & Business Finance
Organisation: The Growth Company, Manchester
Biography: Donna Edwards is the Managing Director for Business Support & Business Finance at The Growth Company in Manchester, her organisation is charged with delivering the Made Smarter pilot - the government’s Industrial Strategy, to improve the competitiveness and productivity of North West manufacturers. She is committed to driving the adoption of industrial digital technology by facilitating access to skills, funding and expertise through the pilot. Donna has over 20 years’ experience of working in business support, workforce development, international trade, access to finance and innovation services across the North West, delivering services to meet the strategic priorities of those areas, and ultimately drive economic growth.
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