10:00 Welcome from Make UK
10:05 Hear from Alain Dilworth, Programme Manager at Made Smarter, on the impact of the North West pilot and how it has benefitted the region.
10:20 Case study: SME to be confirmed
Make UK advantage partner ABGI is also to hand to offer practical advice.
10:50 Regional Breakout Rooms
After the main introduction we will invite you to join your regional breakout room for an overview of what is available in your region and how you can get involved followed by a Q&A session. If you are located in the North West and would like to hear more about the pilot or speak to the SME you have the option to stay in the main room.
Yorkshire & the Humber:
Hear from Muz Mumtaz, Assistant Director from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, who will outline what is available to manufacturers across the Yorkshire & the Humber region and will explain how you can get involved in the Y&H Made Smarter programme.
Hear from Karl McCracken, Advanced Manufacturing Programme Manager at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, who will outline the Made Smarter programme for the North East of England. You’ll find out how Made Smarter can help your business take on digital technologies to improve productivity and open new markets, and the scope of support available: There’s everything from 1:1 advice to peer networks, and a range of grant funding. Since Made Smarter Adoption North East covers the area from Berwick on Tweed on the North to Saltburn by the Sea in the South, as well as Karl, David Spencer from Tees Valley Business, the local growth hub for the Tees Valley established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor, will also be on hand to answer questions.
Paul Sullivan, Industrial Digital Technology Specialist, will outline how the Made Smarter programme has been introduced to numerous SMEs throughout the West Midlands region, the difference it has made to the way they work and how you can register to take part.