in4.0 ACCESS

A unique and ground-breaking manufacturing accelerator programme that empowers businesses to start, scale and succeed in Industry 4.0!

The IN4.0 Access Accelerator, in partnership with NatWest and BAE Systems, powers business leaders who want to grow and scale their business using industrial digital technologies.

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Technology is already changing the face of the health, financial and media sectors; our Accelerator programme is the first of its kind to bring that opportunity to traditional manufacturing, positioning North West businesses to be at the forefront of the next manufacturing revolution.

Through our unique immersive learning of both disruptive leadership and industrial technology application, our programme provides access to the tools and techniques that can help businesses upon the journey to success, achieving growth and return on investment.

IN4.0 ACCESS ACCELERATOR

Our 3 month programme guides businesses through our unique blend of learning and
coaching that encompasses 5 core areas:

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Disruptive Leadership
Developing a mindset shift in leadership at every level of the organisation to enable fluid change and focus on actual tangible business outcomes. This stage is an immersive learning experience that gives you access to exclusive learning and coaching from some of the industry’s best change experts and business owners that will share their leadership journey.
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Factory – Rapid Innovation
Practical, hands-on innovation sessions, where senior technical staff from across all sectors and professions can experience Industry 4.0 technologies. In these sessions you’ll gain an understanding of industrial digital technologies, such as: Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things and more. You’ll discover how best to introduce innovative technology into your business and learn from those who have achieved success in doing so.
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Peer to Peer Network
A creative and immersive peer to peer learning environment where we will ‘bust the myths’ about Industry 4.0 technology and understand the potential return on investment. At IN4.0, we understand the power of a collaborative community, sharing experiences and exploring mutually beneficial opportunities. A unique element will be the introduction of an international cohort of manufacturing SME leaders joining in the last month. Our team will facilitate introductions with a view to brokering potential deals and partnerships.
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Accredited Learning
Our unique 3-month disruptive leadership programme will be accredited. Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate in Leadership. We're also developing the possibility of our programme being eligible for 20 credits towards a Masters (MSc). Participants will complete an online journal capturing their innovation strategy and technology challenge, supported on a 1 to 1 basis.
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IN4.0 Access to Finance
Established specifically to provide manufacturing start-ups and scale ups access to critical capital required to maximise the opportunities identified over the Access programme. Along with the investment we will constitute IN4.0 Fellows, experienced business leaders committed to our core values of supporting local manufacturing and delivering sustainable excellence.
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