Smart Factory Hub

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The Smart Factory Hub programme supports regional manufacturing SMEs (small-to-medium sized businesses) to better understand and take advantage of new industrial digital technologies. These technologies enable productivity and competitiveness gains today, in addition to creating new products, processes and services for tomorrow.

Key technologies

This programme focusses on specific component technologies of smart manufacturing including;

  • Robotics & Automation
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Subtractive Manufacturing
  • Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Surface Engineering
  • Laser Processing

Project sponsors

This programme will also work with project sponsors to establish smart manufacturing demonstrators to showcase the latest advances in the above technology areas to local manufacturers.

Partners
Manufacturing Technology Centre logo
Mazak logo
Staubli logo
InnoPhysics logo
Lasea logo
DMG MORI logo
Am I eligible for support?

To be eligible for support you must be a manufacturing small-to-medium business (SME) i.e. fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros, and located within one of the three Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, namely Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Coventry & Warwickshire, and Stoke & Staffordshire. You can check which LEP area your postcode is located here.

Who do I contact for more information?

For further details about Smart Factory Hub and how the project might support your business please contact the Smart Factory Hub business engagement manager: p.hamilton.1@bham.ac.uk.