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Digital Meet Manufacturing is the AMRC’s campaign to connect Sheffield City Region’s manufacturers with disruptive digital tech companies so they can maximise the benefits of Industry 4.0.

In the Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast our Deputy Head of Digital, Jonathan Bray, talks to people in both sectors about how collaboration can benefit both worlds. As Jamie Hinton, CEO of Razor, said: “Manufacturers are already heroes, but we can make them superheroes!”

The AMRC team is here to help manufacturers on their digital journey, whether it is implementing automation on the workshop floor, investigating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or embracing Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR). Whatever your interest, we will help you understand how these can be applied to your business through specialist, impartial advice.

Have a listen to Jonathan chatting digital tech in our podcast series below and to find out more about the Digital Meet Manufacturing campaign, click here.

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In our latest episode of the Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast, Jonathan Bray talks to Daniel Bumpy, founder of Sheffield-based company, Simoda. Simoda work with business leaders & IT teams to help them solve business issues, address business challenges and achieve business objectives through digital transformation solutions. Daniel discusses with Jonathan just how the AMRC is helping Simoda with their strategic aim of taking manufacturing digital.

In our latest Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast, Jonathan chats to Jamie Bell, CEO and Robert Bell, Principal Developer at Razor. They discuss how together, Razor and the AMRC, are helping manufacturers become more competitive by applying the latest digital technologies to their businesses and how the Sheffield City Region region is developing to become an advanced manufacturing and digital powerhouse.

Ian Gardner, from IBM, speaks to the AMRC's Jonathan Bray about supporting the Digital Meet Manufacturing campaign, supporting businesses of all sizes in the Sheffield City Region and lays down a challenge to manufacturers in South Yorkshire, North Wales and Lancashire.

The AMRC's Deputy Head of Digital, Jonathan Bray, is back with another episode of the Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast. This week Jonathan chats to Tracey Johnson from Barnsley DMC about how South Yorkshire is a 'destination for innovation'.

The AMRC's Deputy Head of Digital, Jonathan Bray, talks to Jem Henderson, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager at Tech Nation, about how they are creating a national network connecting ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs across the UK and how, together with the AMRC, they can support the manufacturing community.

The AMRC's Deputy Head of Digital, Jonathan Bray, talks to Severine Trouillet from Dassault Systèmes about the company's work with businesses of all sizes and how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for both digital tech companies and manufacturers.

Episode three of the Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast features 3 Squared. Jonathan Bray, Deputy Head of Digital at the AMRC, discusses the history of 3 Squared and how they are helping to digitise the railway industry with Lucy Prior, Business Engagement Director.

In the second episode of The Digital Meet Manufacturing Podcast from The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), our Deputy Head of Digital, Jonathan Bray, chats to Founder and CTO of Sheffield-based software company The Curve, James Ridgway. James explains how the company has grown over the last 18 months, how they have worked with the AMRC and how they can collaborate with manufacturers as part of the AMRC’s Digital Meet Manufacturing campaign.

In our first episode, Jonathan Bray, AMRC Deputy Head of Digital, talks to Ben Atha founder of the Developer Academy and Jamie Hinton of Razor about their history, how they took the business online during the lockdown, and how the Developer Academy can support manufacturers looking to upskill their workforce.