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IN4.0 ACCESS is a unique and ground-breaking manufacturing accelerator programme that empowers businesses to start, scale and succeed in industry 4.0.

The programme has been designed through IN4.0 PLC’s joint venture with the University of Central Lancashire and in collaboration with NatWest’s world class Entrepreneur Accelerator. It is supported by BAE Systems who will provide access to their technology experts and the phenomenal Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

Delegates will also have access to specialist advisers from the Made Smarter North west pilot, which aims to help SME manufacturers to be at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution.

IN4.0 ACCESS is the first of its kind to bring this opportunity to traditional manufacturing businesses. Through our unique immersive learning of both disruptive leadership and industrial technology application, the programme provides access to the tools and techniques that can help businesses upon the journey to success, achieving growth and return on investment.

How can my business benefit?

During our disruptive leadership sessions, we focus on developing a mind-set shift at every level of the organisation to enable fluid change and focus on actual tangible business outcomes. This stage is an immersive learning experience that gives delegates access to exclusive learning and coaching from some of the industry’s best change experts and business owners that will share their leadership journey.

The programme also contains several ‘Factory’ events – practical hands-on innovation sessions, were senior technical staff from across all sectors and professionals can experience Industry 4.0 technologies. Delegates will discover how to best introduce innovative technology into their business and learn from those who have achieved success in doing so.

The programme provides access to:

  • Industrial digital technologies.
  • A peer to peer network.
  • International partners.
  • Industry experts.
  • Accredited learning.
  • Start-up and scale-up funding.
  • Skilled graduate talent.

Who is it for?

IN4.0 ACCESS is for SME business owners based in the North West, Greater Manchester and Merseyside who are interested in implementing Industry 4.0 technology into their business.

How does it work?

If you are interested in taking part in IN4.0 ACCESS, please contact for more information.

We will arrange a free telephone consultation with our Business Director who will discuss the programme in more detail. If you are suitable for the programme, we will arrange a short meeting with you to complete your registration.

How do I find out more and apply?

For more information, please visit contact or call 01772 892255.

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