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Smart Nano Manufacturing Northern Ireland

An Experiment programme empowering UK manufacturing companies to leverage the smart technologies, tools and techniques of Industry 4.0

Enabling NI businesses to take advantage of smart technologies

Delivered by Digital Catapult as part of the Smart Nano NI consortium, this programme is a practical 12-week workshop series for manufacturers in Northern Ireland.

It will provide them with necessary skills and knowledge to introduce the technologies, tools and techniques of Industry 4.0 in their workplace, and covers nano manufacturing, photonics, 5G, smart technologies and their industrial use cases.

Participants will use their new knowledge to design actionable solutions for identified company challenges or opportunities. Expert technologists from Digital Catapult and Smart Nano NI will support them with feedback on feasibility and practical requirements to ensure outcomes are targeted and actionable.

This programme is now live.

Who’s involved?

Smart Nano NI is a Northern Ireland consortium collaborating to develop game-changing advanced prototyping and smart manufacturing methods to deliver new technologies. The consortium shares a niche capability around nano manufacturing and world-leading knowledge in photonics. Our collaboration is aimed at driving self-sustaining local industry and economic growth through research and innovation.

The twelve manufacturing companies participating in FutureScope Smart Manufacturing Experiment are:

  • McColgans – food manufacturer
  • Leckey – design and manufacture of equipment for special needs kids
  • Connex Offsite – offsite bathroom pod manufacturing
  • McGahan Engineering – manufacture of quarry and recycling equipment
  • Blow Moulding Technologies – simulation technology and precision instrumentation for blow moulding
  • Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) – centre for supporting advancements of composite technologies
  • Spanwall Facades – manufacturer of architectural metalwork
  • Devenish – formulates and manufactures science-based nutritional solutions for the feed and food industries
  • Collins Aerospace – manufacturer of aircraft seating
  • Interface Manufacturing – manufacturer of carpet tiles and resilient flooring
  • Creagh Concrete Products Limited – precast concrete design, manufacture, and construction
  • Vikela Armour – creating the next generation of body armour.

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