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“Today we are presented with a unique opportunity to rewrite the rules of manufacturing created by the advancement of digital technologies”
Prof. Svetan Ratchev – Director of Research Centre for Connected Factories
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What is the Research Centre for Connected Factories? 

The centre aims to develop a blueprint for the factories of the future that will be able to respond to changing market requirements by being resilient, adaptable, and reconfigurable. The centre is led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield and funded by EPSRC and the Made Smarter challenge.


The future prosperity of the UK will increasingly depend on building and maintaining a resilient and sustainable manufacturing sector that can respond to changing supply and demand by adapting, repurposing, relocating and reusing available production capabilities. 

IFAM research photos at the University of Nottingham. Photos by Alex Wilkinson Media (112

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