Digital supply chain testbed briefing

Taking place Wednesday 5th October, this event is an opportunity to learn more about our opportunity to develop a testbed for implementing advanced digital solutions into your supply chain.

About this Event

The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub is holding a consortium testbed briefing for interested parties looking to learn more about the testbed opportunity.

This event will bring together supply chain leads with potential supply chain and technology partners, domain experts and academics to discuss the themes for our testbed work and the sectors that we’re going to be focusing on.

There are four supply chain types we are developing testbeds for:

New emerging supply chains – for example, new nuclear, hydrogen
Aftermarket and spares supply chains – with a significant circular element
Automotive/battery supply chains – with a significant focus on resilience and collaboration
FMCG or food supply chains – with a significant focus on resilience and sustainability

Our expectation is that each testbed will require between £1 – 1.5 million co-investment to deliver over a 12 month period. The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub will provide a grant of up to £315,000 with additional in kind investment (time and asset utilisation) from consortium participants.

Why attend?

Advanced digital technologies are coming of age at just the right time. These technologies offer businesses, industry, academia and wider community levels of unprecedented collaboration and innovation that can positively tackle current and future critical challenges facing UK supply chains.

This event will inform you of how we’re supporting the development of testbeds which will allow the use of advanced digital technology through supply chains to make them more efficient, resilient and sustainable.

The event will give attendees the opportunity to:

  • Explore funding and investment opportunities of up to £315,000 to build consortium testbeds to test advanced digital solutions in safe sandbox environments
  • Discover how to join Made Smarter Innovation Digital Supply Chain Hub as a Testbed partner lead
  • Network and engage with supply chain subject experts and parties interested in building and forming consortium partnerships
  • Collaborate and share insights with wider programme partners and Digital Catapult representatives

Who Should Attend?

This event will bring together a diverse range of UK based supply chain influencers, made up of:

  • Supply chain leads, directors, and managers
  • Technology businesses (startups, scaleups, SMEs, large organisations)
  • Cross-sector senior manufacturing leaders (FMCG, pharmaceuticals, automotive, aerospace, energy and utilities)
  • Domain experts and academics embedded in supply chain

This event is invitation only. If you’d like to attend, please register your interest below.