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Shoestring academic workshop | Low-cost digital solutions for industrial automation

25 September, 2023 - 26 September, 2023

Researchers, working in the area of low-cost digitalisation and automation to meet the needs of manufacturing SMEs, are invited to join this in-person event at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge to help make low-cost digitalisation a theme for digital transformation in industry. The workshop will examine academic and industrial methodologies that foster innovation in all areas related to cost effective digital solutions applied to manufacturing and other domains such as construction, logistics and healthcare.

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A relatively small number of manufacturing organisations have explored the possibility for adoption of digitalisation in their processes. Many companies cite the high perceived cost of digitalisation and a belief that they lack the digital skills as reasons why they don’t know how to start the process.

The EPSRC-funded Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring project, along with other research studies, has shown how low-cost digital solutions, that use off-the-shelf, open source and both industrial and non-industrial affordable technologies enable these types of companies to make the first step towards digitalisation.

This event will bring together the range of academic and industrial methodologies that promote innovation in companies through the use of cost-effective digital solutions. The workshop will also examine the approaches used to assess company requirements, the level of adoption, as well as the impact, benefits and advantages offered by a low-cost approach. The workshop proceedings’ manuscripts will aim not only to raise awareness but also to lay the groundwork towards the definition and standardization of best practices and procedures that are emerging globally on low-cost digitalisation.

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For more information please email contact@digitalshoestring.net.


25 September, 2023
26 September, 2023


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Institute for Manufacturing
17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB3 0FS United Kingdom
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