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Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator

Overview

Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator (MSISA) is a programme designed to accelerate industrial sustainability and leverage cutting-edge technologies to drive environmental impact.

Working in partnership with Industry Challenge Owners, the programme will explore and develop solutions that provide real-world benefits to UK manufacturing, speeding up their route to achieving net zero. The UK ecosystem of startup and scale-up technology innovators addressing sustainable manufacturing challenges will be invited to apply, join the programme, and be at the forefront of digital adoption.

Made Digital. Made Sustainable. Made Smarter.

 

 

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About the programme

In a world where sustainability is paramount, the UK government has set a clear target of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This ambitious commitment underscores the need for transformative change across industries, especially in manufacturing.

The Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator is a national programme, designed to enable UK manufacturers to fast forward their adoption of digital solutions that deliver resource efficiency and energy efficiency (REEE).

Funded by the Made Smarter Innovation Challenge and Innovate UK, the programme is led and delivered by Digital Catapult, designed to accelerate sustainable manufacturing and leverage cutting-edge technologies to drive environmental impact.

As part of the programme, leading UK manufacturers will work alongside the UK’s pioneering ecosystem of technology innovators to deliver solutions that provide real world benefits to UK manufacturing, speeding up our route to achieving net zero.

By joining this programme, participants will get the opportunity to be at the forefront of driving digital innovation and helping to transform the UK manufacturing industry into a sustainable powerhouse.

Benefits for industry

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  • Directly address current and future industrial challenges that deliver resource & energy efficiency (REEE).
  • Improved productivity and costs reduction (labour, materials, energy & other resources).
    Driving down real world carbon emissions, within the project lifetime.
  • It will ensure high quality, impactful solutions that can utilise AI and other digital technologies that maximise the value of data.
  • Create a culture of innovation, enabling new digital strategies and technology roadmaps.
  • Industrial players will become leading market innovator, developing new opportunities and partnerships through premium branding, visibility and press release inclusion.

Setting real-world challenges

The Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator is a match-funded programme for small and medium companies that will be part of a select group at the forefront of digital innovation. This group of leading manufacturers will help to define the scope of challenges and be directly involved in the programme, the outputs of which will generate a direct impact on achieving a competitive edge for business.

 

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Delivery partners

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