DigitME2 supports Lancashire’s manufacturing SMEs offering 150 hours of fully funded support.
Delivered from UCLan’s advanced manufacturing lab in Burnley the DigitME2 program will help Lancashire based manufacturing SMEs through analysis of the current manufacturing technologies and proposing areas for short term feasibility studies to aid the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies. These technologies can include
- 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
- Big Data Processing
- Data Collection and Analytics
Each feasibility study is tailored to the manufacturing process and is designed to help increase production or aid in the development of new products or processes while incorporating the manufacturing data flows therein.
Each feasibility study is fully-funded and provided through the European Regional Development Fund and will run until March 2019.
Who is it for?
Any Lancashire based manufacturing SME.
How does it work?
- Company undergoes initial meeting with Client Technology Manager at which project is explained and tour of manufacturing process is conducted and baseline company information is collected
- Company are provided with a Technology Assessment and recommendation for potential projects
- DigitME2 team produce outline Feasibility Study specification
- On agreement, development work is undertaken
- Work is trialled with company according to feasibility specification guidelines
- Project is noted as complete
- UCLan team record outputs and growth in company over 12 month period
Businesses can apply for support through contact with Mike Mead, Client Technology Manager for the project.