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The Hack & Pitch competition is a call to arms for innovative SMEs keen to impact the UK’s manufacturing industry. As part of the competition SMEs will have the opportunity to learn more about the following key challenges facing manufacturers by engaging directly with problem owners:

How can test results better inform the manufacturing process for high-value steel products?
How can manufacturers monitor the condition of the hard-to-reach and hard-to-sense parts of their machinery?
What can be done to better exploit the potential of Digital Twins?

Following a brief from manufacturers, SMEs will be asked to ‘Hack’ together a proposal to solve one of these challenges, before a ‘Pitch’ off to decision makers at the Summit in April.

Six benefits for SMEs:

  1. Access to industry leaders, technologists and challenge specialists from within international manufacturing organisations.
  2. Promotion as a leader in developing Industry 4.0 solutions.
  3. Opportunity to shape current or future product/service offerings with potential clients.
  4. Network in an exclusive environment.
  5. Strong visual presence on the Innovate UK stand at the conference.
  6. Inclusion in online, on-the-day and post event marketing and communications.

LEARN MORE ABOUT “HACK AND PITCH” HERE

Six benefits for manufacturers:

  1. Direct access to a select network of cutting-edge SMEs with leading technical solutions.
  2. Opportunity to better understand the capability of existing technologies in solving specific industry challenges.
  3. Insight into the approach of fellow industry leaders in bringing innovation into their businesses.
  4. Network in an exclusive environment.
  5. Association with thought leadership within Industry 4.0.
  6. Inclusion in online, on-the-day and post event marketing and communications.

Contact:

Email Jamie Harrison, Innovation Programmes Manager at Digital Catapult for more information.

Look out for participants at the Innovate UK stand at the Summit and keep up to date on the latest developments via #HackPitch4 on social media.

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