Sensor City offers help with ‘digital manufacturing on a shoestring’

Delivered in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Institute for Manufacturing and Imagin3D the first of the Discovery Days takes place this month. Tony McDonough reports

Sensor City
Sensor City is a £15m facility in Liverpool. Picture by Tony McDonough

 

Liverpool innovation hub Sensor City is offering manufacturing and engineering firms free access to expert advice on scaling up and taking advantage of “digital manufacturing on a shoestring budget”.

Delivered in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Institute for Manufacturing and Imagin3D the Discovery Days are open to businesses in the Liverpool city region and across the country. The first on takes place later this month.

Bringing businesses in the manufacturing industry together with experts to discuss their bespoke support requirements and challenges, the Discovery Days aim to raise awareness of the support and funding available and provide delegates with useful tips, insights, and connections to help them take the next step in their digital integration.

Attendees will hear from experts on:

  • How to approach digital manufacturing on a shoestring budget.
  • The benefits of the virtual factory.
  • The types of technical support available for digital integration.
  • How to accelerate the adoption of technology.

Businesses will also have the opportunity to book one-one-one sessions with experts in a range of areas, including supply chain readiness, industrial IoT, marketing, access to grants and state aid support, virtualisation, and more.

Dr Joanne Phoenix, interim executive director at Sensor City, said, “The manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant shift as we move further into a digitally-enabled age.

“Manufacturing and engineering are some of the most important contributors to the UK’s economy, but in the current political climate, it’s essential that the sector stays competitive. To do this, it’s vital that the sector embraces change, and that they do it now.”

The first scheduled Discovery Day will take place on Thursday, February 20, at Sensor City, 31 Russell St, Liverpool, with the next two scheduled dates being June 11 and October 8. Click here for more information.

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