Very pleased to announce that we have secured over £1.2m for 4 SME clients from the latest Innovate UK SMART round.
Full details will be published once the projects have been announced.
We are very pleased to announce that we have secured a £4m innovation grant for an advanced manufacturing consortium including;
One of the largest Innovate UK grant given out this year, this takes our total amount of grant funding secured for UK businesses to well over £37m.
The Made Smarter Review estimated the UK food and drink industry could realise £56bn in productivity growth and efficiency savings over a 10year period through the wide-spread adoption and integration of novel IDTs across the supply chain.
Working with a large consortium of manufacturers, supply chain partners, industrial digital technology (IDTs) suppliers, trade and governmental organisations, Raynor Foods Ltd, a leading UK sandwich will develop a national and open demonstrator of a digitalised food supply chain – an open multi-party software platform, connecting supply and value chain stakeholders from food primary production to retail to increase business productivity, agility and resilience.
Although this is a national food supply chain demonstrator, the UK sandwich industry is worth over £5.6bn, employs over 325k people and is growing at 4.2%CAGR. Recent, well-publicised, health and safety issues (NHS Listeria outbreak and Pret/allergic reaction) have thrust issues around production methodology, traceability and accountability in the supply chain into the public-eye .
The highly-fragmented, fast-moving nature of these supply chains leaves critical segments of the industry suffering a perfect storm of challenges, impacting labour (availability / cost) and resource productivity, waste (product and financial), brexit impacts on international supply chains and consumer safety.
Although the adoption of new IDT technologies such as Blockchain-DLT, integrated IoT platforms and AI analytics has occurred in large, international companies, there are an estimated 10,000 SME suppliers who can’t afford/don’t have access to these technologies, and without industry-wide adoption (and IDT compatibility) the benefit of IDT has so far been limited.
In this collaborative proposal, we will fuse 3 IDT’s (Blockchain-DLT, IoT and AI) and demonstrate them within a sandwich manufacturing supply chain. Via immutable traceability, a Blockchain-DLT enabled supply chain will drive trust across the food sector, IoT will integrate critical meta data and new AI driven analytics will drive productivity/ reduce waste.
Technologies developed will be demonstrated by Raynor Foods . When scaled nationally this novel integrated stack of IDT’s will optimise and simplify national, cross border and international food supply chains, increase productivity by ~10%, reduce inventory waste by ~14% and generate £2.8bn GVA within 10 years.
Whilst food and digital sectors are the exemplars in this demonstrator project, the consortium’s vision (particularly the technology partners) and priority will be to share best practices, technology and learning across multiple industrial domains that have complex, fast moving and high trust requiring supply chains such as pharma, aerospace, automotive etc.
We are proud to announce that Tatton Consulting – the UK’s No.1 Grant Consultancy will join GREENTECH CHALLENGE London 2019 as one of our partners! In the area of grant funding, representatives from a collaboration between the PNO Group (Europe’s leading grant consultancy practice) and Tatton Consulting will attend, whose joint teams account for over 50 years’ experience in securing grant funding from all major National and EU R&D funding programmes (>£100M raised from UK funds over the past 5 years alone) and a full service model across the entire grant acquisition process. In the individual meetings, they will help qualify your ideas for funding potential and guide you through the available grant landscape.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the best game-changing or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation.
They are looking for new game-changing or disruptive processes or services that have the potential to improve and transform people’s lives, industries and the world. These ideas should have a considerable positive impact to UK productivity and the economy and a high potential for commercialisation within the UK and wider global markets.
The next round will open on 25 April, closing on 24 July 2019. All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering and be applied to any part of the economy.
Duration between 6 and 18 months: total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £500,000 (single company or collaboration).
Duration between 19 and 36 months: total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £2 million (collaboration only).
Funding is is available up to the following levels;
For more information or to discuss an application, please call 0161 826 2256 or email email@example.com
The TC-supported biometric glove featured in F1 Bahrain GP at the weekend and on the Channel 4 F1 show for the first time. The glove itself is fitted with a number of discreet sensors to improve the amount of personal driver data avaliable to the medical services when an accident ooccurs, improving heatlh care outcomes.
The video can be found at;
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