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EPSRC Reference: EP/S036113/1
Title: Connected Everything II: Accelerating Digital Manufacturing Research Collaboration and Innovation
Principal Investigator: Sharples, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Charnley, Professor F McFarlane, Professor D Green, Dr PL
Watson, Professor N
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Center for Digital Built Britain Centre for Process Innovation CPI (UK) High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult
Petras Internet of Things Hub
Department: Faculty of Engineering
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 December 2019 Ends: 29 February 2024 Value (£): 1,415,659
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Design Engineering Intelligent & Expert Systems
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt Manufacturing Machine & Plant
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
14 May 2019 Manufacturing Highlight Notice for Network Plus Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Connected Everything II (CEII) Network Plus will deliver a network of networks which will accelerate multi-disciplinary collaboration, foster new collaborations between industry and academia and tackle emerging challenges which will underpin the UK academic community's research in support of people, technologies, products and systems for digital manufacturing. Through a range of activities, including feasibility studies, networking, and thematic research, CEII will bring together new teams within a multidisciplinary community to explore new ideas, demonstrate novel technologies in the context of digital manufacturing, and accelerate impact of research into industry.

The Network is inspired by the context of the four tenets of Industry 4.0: Interoperability; Information Transparency; Cognitive and Physical Assistance; and Decentralised Decisions and Actions. It will enable the multidisciplinary community to consider cross-cutting themes, some of which will emerge during the lifetime of the Network, but others - Creativity; Data-rich sociotechnical systems; and Regulation - which have been co-created by the industrial and academic members of the Network management team.

The CEII Network Plus aligns with a National and International priority of Digital Manufacturing, as highlighted in the Made Smarter report. It will contribute to the delivery of a Connected Nation, through consideration of how advances in digital technologies which connect objects and data in future, distributed manufacturing systems. It will contribute to a Productive Nation, through development of demonstrator projects that take concepts from other domains and apply them to Digital Manufacturing, as well as a range of activities which will support the development of future leaders.

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