What will the down-selection process look like and who are the different stakeholders/judges?

Evaluation process (startup)

  • Based on our other industry programmes of this scale and size we anticipate a high volume of applications.
  • Digital Catapult technology leads and steering team will evaluate all applications and produce an initial list of applications for review by the Steering Group.
  • These applications will then be evaluated by the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator Steering Group.
  • The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator Steering Group will consist of industrial sponsors, UKRI, Made Smarter and Digital Catapult.
  • The judging criteria will be clearly defined and decisions reached through a point based voting system.
  • The top voted applications (up to 20) will be welcomed onto the programme subject to contracting and onboarding process.