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Contact Data

Coordinator

University of Portsmouth

Year Established

2016

Location

University of Portsmouth, St Andrews Court, PO1 2PR, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

Website

http://optimisehub.org.uk/

Social Media

Contact information

Ann Swift
ann.swift@port.ac.uk
023 9284 5525

Description

Description

OptimiseHub© will become the regional contact point for all manufacturing and related companies interested in digital manufacturing and the development of capabilities in product, enabling and production technologies. It will target SMEs and Mid Caps who seek to improve their business capabilities and production processes.

The Hub, through anticipated future ERDF funding will  enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises by supporting  the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development; and supporting the capacity of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes network for start-ups, SMEs and Mid Caps.

It will be a catalyst for the formation of strategic industrial partnerships; a network of facilities where advanced manufacturing and engineering companies can digitise and optimise their production processes or business models and where real impact; a network of regional demonstrators to develop connected factories; and a team of dedicated bid-writers.

It will also work specifically with the marime and maritime advanced manufacturing and engineering sector at first, but then more broadely, also closely working alongside the life sciences and creative industries where they operate within the manufacturing and advanced engineering sector.

 

OptimiseHub© will become the regional contact point for all manufacturing and related companies interested in digital manufacturing and the development of capabilities in product, enabling and production technologies. It will target SMEs and Mid Caps who seek to improve their business capabilities and production processes.

The Hub, through anticipated future ERDF funding will  enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises by supporting  the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development; and supporting the capacity of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes network for start-ups, SMEs and Mid Caps.

It will be a catalyst for the formation of strategic industrial partnerships; a network of facilities where advanced manufacturing and engineering companies can digitise and optimise their production processes or business models and where real impact; a network of regional demonstrators to develop connected factories; and a team of dedicated bid-writers.

It will also work specifically with the marime and maritime advanced manufacturing and engineering sector at first, but then more broadely, also closely working alongside the life sciences and creative industries where they operate within the manufacturing and advanced engineering sector.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Part of the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) of the European Commission. I4MS is the initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies.

The hub is currently drafting a full application through the Solent LEP ERDF call Priority Axis 3 on The Blue Economy and the Marine & Maritime Sector and are awaiting an outcome of an EOI for the C2C LEP ERDF Priority Axis 3 call for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other markets
  • Education
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Education and skills development

Organization

Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)

Turnover

0-250.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

In preparation

Geographical Scope

Regional

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually

0-5

Type of customers

  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)

Partners

University of Brighton


National Oceanography Centre


University of Portsmouth


Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/smmi/index.page

Technological competences

  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Last updated: 19/08/18 12:02