What benefits do Industry Challenge Owners gain?

Sponsorship of the programme (manufacturer)

  • Directly address current and future industrial challenges to deliver business benefits such as lower operating cost, improved customer service, better quality, reduced waste and energy consumption
  • Prove the ROI for digital technologies across a range of different manufacturing organisations, processes and scenarios
  • A business case will be developed for each prototype to prove the value of the technology
    Guaranteed 2 prototypes created to address primary challenge set by owner, as well as access to cross-industry prototypes created to solve other challenges
  • Alongside UKRI, Digital Catapult and Challenge Owner Committee members, down-select impactful prototypes for further investment and development. Access and use of successful MVPs plus first-mover advantage when deploying these new solutions
  • Create new digital knowledge and skills within your organisation to be able to train others and develop new digital strategies and technology roadmaps
  • Develop new commercial opportunities and partnerships through premium branding, visibility and press release inclusion