Connected Factories, Smart factories, Digital Manufacturing - all these terms are really about harnessing the latest digital technologies to help your business get value from the data being produced in order to make your company more productive and profitable.
Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things, as it is also called, can do this by allowing you to gather and manage data at all stages of a product life-cycle to ensure that that your processes are optimised and your business remains competitive in a global market.
We are setting up a Hub - a place of activity - to help businesses take those steps towards digitisation and optimise their production process and business models.
To find out more about the Hub visit www.optimisehub.org.uk. Here you can also find out about our competition to win some free data analytics expertise from our in-house team.