Sustainable smart factory projects awarded £14 million in funding

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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challenge, said: “Effective digital technologies can have a substantial impact on the manufacturing sector, bringing outdated, inefficient and unproductive products and processes up the standards needed for a net zero industry of the future”.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

 

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