Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Wales
The Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Wales (DMIW) based in South Wales, is a non-profit organisation, working and investing in creating connectivity and innovative technology solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises across Europe. DMIW boasts a fully operational test facility for Industry 4.0 experimentation and is supported by a range of large manufacturing companies, Universities and local sector support initiatives. The Hub is part of a network of specialist technology organisations for Industry 4.0 practices around the UK and Europe, with a specific focus on Control Systems and the interactions made between Robotics, Sensors, Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT).
DMIW provides a physical link between SMEs, academia and other organisations, facilitating engagement with like-minded organisations looking to improve their digitization conceptions. It allows all members to develop, research and establish innovative technological solutions by connecting individuals to a wider network, sharing their experiences from many different trades, environments and manufacturing processes; as well as supporting and facilitating financial investment, strategic focus and operational procedures.
SME support is based upon a holistic approach to improving profitability and sustainability, by solving common manufacturing failures or problems.
Innovation development and prototyping
We have a fully equipment testing and simulation facility where we can provide equipment, knowledge and applications to test and improve prototypes and prove concepts in a live manufacturing environment.
By engaging with other SMEs, academia and our own digital community, we are able to share knowledge and draw upon a wealth of research and expertise across Europe, strengthening our Welsh manufacturing industry and forging links with SMEs across the network.
Working directly with SMEs and technology providers we are able to identify commercial opportunities for the new products and services developed and support our clients to engage with supply-chains.
Linked Regional Strategies:
Innovate UK – UK Industrial Strategy: Associations with a number of innovative organisations driving growth across the UK and identifying ‘Grand Challenges’.
Catapult Centre Links – Promoting the development and early adoption of advanced digital technology https://catapult.org.uk/catapult-centres/
Forming links to the Digital Catapult Centre (https://www.digicatapult.org.uk ) to become one of the Manufacturing Centres.
Aligned with the Wellbeing of Futures Generations Act https://futuregenerations.wales/about-us/future-generations-act/
Aligned with the UK Industrial Strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/the-uks-industrial-strategy
Smart Specialisation Platform S3 Link: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/digital-innovation-hubs-tool/-/dih/13294/view