Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation

Join us on a revolutionary digital journey – Change Management Institute partners with the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation

We are thrilled to share some exciting news as we have joined forces with Universities of Bath, Loughborough and Nottingham on a significant project, the “Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation.” This initiative, focusing on integrating people-centred approaches in digital manufacturing, is set to be transformative, backed by a substantial budget of £5 million and spanning until February 2025.

Exploring the project

At the heart of this collaboration is the recognition that the success of digital transformation in manufacturing hinges on prioritising people. The research project aims to develop solutions that not only advance technology but also enhance the capabilities and involvement of those who are integral to the industry.

A unique approach to digitalisation

The challenge in modernising manufacturing lies in addressing the human element of technology adoption. This project addresses critical areas such as narrowing the digital skills gap, aligning new technologies with human skills, and securing the commitment of both employees and management.

Workshops available to members in April and May

We at the Change Management Institute, in partnership with the University of Bath, are excited to invite you to a unique series of events focused on People-Led Digitalisation in the manufacturing sector. We will be hosting two separate events so feel free to choose the one that best fits your schedule.

These events will serve as a platform to share research findings in the realm of people-led digitalisation in manufacturing. We aim to delve into how prioritising the human element in digital transformation can lead to more successful, sustainable, and inclusive outcomes in the manufacturing sector.

Event in London

Date: Wednesday, 10 April – 1pm to 5pm

Venue: Little Ship Club, Bell Wharf Ln, Upper Thames St, London

Event in Glasgow

Date: Wednesday, 22 May – 1pm to 6pm

Venue: 1599 at the Royal College, St Vincent St, Glasgow

We would love for you to join us at one of the events! Please confirm your attendance by completing the form

Why attend?

  • Networking opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, professionals, and academics in the field of digitalisation and change management.
  • Insightful discussions: Gain valuable insights from our keynote speakers and panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities in digital transformation.
  • Latest research findings: Be among the first to hear about the progress and outcomes of the research project on digitalisation in the manufacturing sector.
  • Contribute to the research: This is a unique opportunity to provide feedback on our findings and share your experiences. Your insights will inform and shape the direction of our ongoing research in people-led digitalisation.


Keep connected 

Eager to learn more? Stay tuned to this page and follow us on LinkedIn for updates on these events and more insights into our journey. We are excited to share more information soon and invite you to be a part of this pioneering journey in redefining digital manufacturing.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the research project here.

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