Experience the new industrial revolution

On 09 December 2021 the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator came to a conclusion with its minimum viable product presentation event

Showcase presentation event

The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is at the forefront of industrial innovation, it has been developed to pair manufacturers with technology companies so they can take advantage of advanced technology to radically alter, and improve, the way we approach industrial innovation.

The showcase event was the culmination of five months of development between four pioneering startups and four of the programme’s industry challenge owners. Jetsoft, Machine Intelligence Garage, Riscon Solutions & Inventia UK and Total Control Pro who pitched their solutions to attendees from across the UK manufacturing landscape.

Who attended the showcase

The event was designed for those working within or for the manufacturing industrial sector. In particular, this event will interest senior leaders within these sectors:

  • Aerospace and defence
  • Automotive
  • Food and drink
  • Rail and infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Utilities and energy
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Health and pharmaceutical
  • Textiles

Why watch the event recording

From novel machine learning applications that identify defects in the manufacturing process, to monitoring water quality using real time analysis in a water distribution network – the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator programme has worked to address industries biggest challenges.

As you rewatch the event you’ll get a chance to:

  • Hear from industry experts and leaders from a range of sectors
  • Listen to pitches from the most exciting startups working within the industrial sector
  • Learn from a focused panel discussion on taking digital innovation to an industrial scale

Event recording running order

  • Introduction – Justin Cross, Head of Innovation – Digital Catapult
  • Welcome note – Jeremy Silver, CEO – Digital Catapult
  • MSTA programme overview – Justin Cross, Head of Innovation – Digital Catapult
  • Challenges and solutions presentations:
    – Babcock International Group challenge: Warrior base overhaul
    Jim Sibson, Group Head of Research & Partnerships – Babcock International Group
    Tom Martin, CEO & Founder – Jetsoft
    – Northumbrian Water challenge: Monitoring water quality within the distribution network and real time analysis
    Andrew Blenkharn, Network Performance Coordinator – Northumbrian Water Group
    Roger Singleton, Managing Director – Riscon
    – Safran Landing Systems challenge: Adaptive scheduling and performance monitoring
    Par Eliasson, Industrial Project Leader – Safran Landing Systems
    Dorian Smellie, CEO -Total Control Pro
    – BAE Systems challenge: Scalable artificial intelligence for visual inspection
    Kevin Pickup, Lead Technologist Product Verification – BAE Systems
    Simon Harding, Director – Machine Intelligence
  • Message from Minister for Parliament Lee Rowley, Minister for Industry – BEIS
  • Panel discussion: Taking Digital Innovation to Industrial Scale
    Chair: Geraldina Iraheta, Chief Commercial Officer – Digital Catapult
    Nigel Harley, Internet of Things Specialist – Software AG
    Martin Male, Business Partner, Professional Services UK & Ireland – Verizon
    Sebastian Ansari, Supply Chain Transformation Senior Manager – Jaguar Land Rover
  • Closing notes – Chris Courtney, Challenge Director, Made Smarter Innovation – UKRI
  • End

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