The Digital Manufacturing Accelerator is a brand new initiative, in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, that brings world leading manufacturing research, technology and experts together. Embarking on a ten year mission, the £15 million funded programme aims to accelerate the implementation of innovative physical and digital manufacturing technologies into UK manufacturing and supply chains.
Based in the heart of Liverpool, the project will build a state-of-the-art re-configurable factory, with digital and physical test beds, to support manufacturing businesses and provide new high value engineering jobs and apprenticeships.
The facility will utilise cutting-edge equipment, software and expertise to support organisations with the research and development of their products, manufacturing processes and technology. During the first phase of the project, estimated to take three years, manufacturing and supply chain companies, RTOs and academics are invited to be a part of the programme to provide requirements and use cases with the opportunity to shape the project scope or to become a potential solution provider for the Digital Manufacturing Accelerator ecosystem.
The MTC has hosted a number of live webinars, inviting businesses and organisations to learn more about the project. Watch again and hear project leaders, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and stakeholders discuss the project.
Webinar length: 30 minutes
The first webinar from the DMA launch series will introduce the vision behind programme, the national assets that are planned to be built over the next three years, and the value the project will deliver to organisations. Part of the webinar will be dedicated to an audience Q&A to address any questions delegates may have about the project.
✓ Suitable for end-users, supply chains, RTOs and academia
✓ Understand what DMA is trying to achieve
✓ See why the DMA has received funding
✓ See the value it can offer your organisation
Webinar length: 90 minutes
The second webinar will explore the DMA project in more detail and discuss the challenges the platform is addressing, and how the technical features behind the assets will contribute towards overcoming them. Gain insights on how the project could benefit you in the future whilst the team explore use cases to explain how the platform and its assets will be used to deliver value and benefits to organisations.
✓ Suitable for end-users
✓ Explore the DMA project in more detail
✓ How to get involved
✓ Interactive with a delegate Q&A
Webinar length: 30 minutes
The third webinar aims to explore the supply chain capability the project will build, to deliver the digital and physical assets that support the DMA platform through both its development and operational phases.
We will also provide more insights on how the DMA supply chain will provide opportunities for you in the future. We want to hear from you about innovative technologies, products & services.
✓ Suitable for supply chains
✓ Understand and accelerate your supply chain opportunities
✓ Next steps and how to engage with MTC
✓ Understand the level of commitment required
Webinar length: 30 minutes
This webinar is suitable for academia and RTOs wishing to learn more about the new Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA) and to understand the benefits it can offer and the value it can deliver to your teams.
We will expand on the benefits academic partners can achieve from the platform, along with the areas you may wish to contribute and support with. We also want to hear your thoughts and feedback on how the programme can support your ongoing initiatives to strengthen your capabilities. A 15 minute Q&A session will take at the end of the presentation to address any questions the audience may have.
✓ Hear about the DMA, and how it will impact the academic and RTO ecosystem
✓ See why the project has received funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
✓ Understand the value it can offer to your organisation
✓ See the level of support and commitment required for anybody wishing to collaborate with the DMA
✓ Find out the next steps and how to engage with the MTC
The Digital Manufacturing Accelerator is a place where there are facilities, resources, expertise and training that will enable organisations to investigate, test and prove new technologies that can be used in their own production environments.
The programme will help businesses understand and accelerate the implementation of manufacturing solutions to make better products. The DMA is currently looking for organisations interested in long-term collaboration to develop better capability in the manufacturing environment and ultimately create jobs.
The Digital Manufacturing Accelerator project is currently seeking pharmaceutical packaging companies and suppliers that can help shape and benefit from this initiative.
The project seeks to create a technology demonstrator for pharmaceutical packaging, utilising smart, digital and highly flexible manufacturing technologies. More information can be found by downloading the information pack below.
At the Combined Authority, our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region.
We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing. By using the devolved powers we have, we can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of the people living and working in the area.
The Combined Authority is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together.
Whether you’re a business looking to explore the possibilities of future manufacturing technologies, or a supply chain looking to get involved with your products, services or expertise, we’d love to hear from you.
You can email across any questions, comments and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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