What is the Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator?
Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator is a national programme designed for the UK manufacturing industry.
It provides UK manufacturers the opportunity to fast forward their adoption of digital solutions that deliver resource efficiency and energy efficiency (REEE).
The programme is aimed at supporting the manufacturing sector’s transition to net zero emissions in alignment with the UK Government’s environmental goals. The manufacturing sector contributes over 11% to UK Gross value added (GVA) and 12% of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Policymakers set out a target reduction of CO2 emissions by 4.5% (Made Smarter, 2017) and a legally binding target of 68% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 (Net Zero Strategy).
To overcome the difficulties associated with sustainability in manufacturing, industry partners will work with Digital Catapult and HVM Catapult to scope and define real-world sustainability challenges. Ten startups will join the programme to prototype and pilot innovative solutions to these challenges that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced digital technologies.