UK Research and Innovation has announced the 12 winners of its Sustainable Smart Factory competition, receiving a combined total of almost £14 million in funding for new sustainable technology in a range of sectors across the UK.
The competition is part of a £147 million investment in technology to improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in UK industry.
Chris Needham, Innovation Lead in the Made Smarter innovation challenge, said: “Effective digital technologies can have a substantial impact on the manufacturing sector, bringing outdated, inefficient and unproductive products and processes up the standards needed for a net zero industry of the future”.
He believes the investment can lead to serious improvements in different UK industries, adding: “The successful applicants clearly demonstrated real innovation and showed just how the right use of data and technology can make a significant difference to businesses. We now look forward to working alongside them to deliver successful outcomes”.
The winners are:
GKN Aerospace Ltd – £3,997,856
Rakusen Ltd – £610,168
EdgeMethods Ltd – £915,702
FitFactory Technology Ltd – £1,023,395
PragmatIC Semiconductor Ltd – £1,202,712
Topolytics Ltd – £510,410
Deep.Meta Ltd – £991,026
Batch.works Ltd – £876,390
Spinko Ltd – £677,413
Domin Fluid Power Ltd – £619,034
Photocentric Ltd – £1,052,168
Raynor Foods Ltd – £1,242,345