Resources

The following are links to useful sources of information or software. The list is unofficial in the sense that the links are not all reciprocated on the corresponding websites but initial contact has been made for permission to display the sites here.

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Important Websites

Essential site for picking up Tender opportunities

Sell2Wales

Essential site for picking up Tender opportunities

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales
Business Online Support Service.

Business Online Support Service

Business Online Support Service.

https://businesswales.gov.wales/boss/
Similar to SMECluster, HATs help the Internet exchange and trade personal data. They are 'private data accounts' that let you store your personal data for yourself within a database that is 'wrapped' with its own containerised microservices, so that you have full control, access and ownership of it.

Hub of all Things

Similar to SMECluster, HATs help the Internet exchange and trade personal data. They are 'private data accounts' that let you store your personal data for yourself within a database that is 'wrapped' with its own containerised microservices, so that you have full control, access and ownership of it.

http://hubofallthings.com/
Main Activities include consensus building on the challenges in the UK Supply Chain, Enhanced dialogue between manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and the supply chain on present and future business priorities, support training activities, address any matters agreed by the Automotive Council and the Technology Group.

UK Automotive Council Supply Chain Group

Main Activities include consensus building on the challenges in the UK Supply Chain, Enhanced dialogue between manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and the supply chain on present and future business priorities, support training activities, address any matters agreed by the Automotive Council and the Technology Group.

http://www.automotivecouncil.co.uk/supply-chain-group/
Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and is now essential for companies seeking sustained growth.
BusinessCloud aims to demystify tech for a business audience – covering everything from the Internet of Things and Big Data to AI and the UK’s digital clusters.
The business produces a quarterly magazine, nationwide programme of events, weekly newsletter and website.

BusinessCloud

Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and is now essential for companies seeking sustained growth. BusinessCloud aims to demystify tech for a business audience – covering everything from the Internet of Things and Big Data to AI and the UK’s digital clusters. The business produces a quarterly magazine, nationwide programme of events, weekly newsletter and website.

http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/

Affiliates

The Following organisations have members that can use SMECluster resources. If you wish to be listed here please send us a tweet.

The WAF has four main objectives:  To act as the voice of the automotive industry in Wales To influence the automotive sector strategy To forge links and partnerships To provide members with a value for money service

Welsh Automotive Forum

The WAF has four main objectives: To act as the voice of the automotive industry in Wales To influence the automotive sector strategy To forge links and partnerships To provide members with a value for money service

http://www.welshautomotiveforum.co.uk/
The trade association for all companies operating in the Aerospace & Defence sector in Wales and exists to provide the best service we can to assist our members by promoting your company in our capabilities database and giving you access to events, networking opportunities and industry expertise.

Aerospace Wales Forum

The trade association for all companies operating in the Aerospace & Defence sector in Wales and exists to provide the best service we can to assist our members by promoting your company in our capabilities database and giving you access to events, networking opportunities and industry expertise.

http://www.aerospacewalesforum.com
The ESTnet board of directors is selected to drive business opportunities and maximise the sector's significant contribution to economic growth.

ESTnet

The ESTnet board of directors is selected to drive business opportunities and maximise the sector's significant contribution to economic growth.

http://www.estnet.uk.net
Industry Wales is, with its specialist aerospace, automotive and electronics, software and technology forums, helping to grow Welsh technology and manufacturing businesses, globally.

Industry Wales

Industry Wales is, with its specialist aerospace, automotive and electronics, software and technology forums, helping to grow Welsh technology and manufacturing businesses, globally.

http://www.industrywales.com/
Multi-Level Service provider. Key services include Systems Integration, Industrial and Commercial Training and Web Services including eCommerce and professional web designing.

Control 2K Limited

Multi-Level Service provider. Key services include Systems Integration, Industrial and Commercial Training and Web Services including eCommerce and professional web designing.

http://www.control2k.co.uk
Demonstration Facility in South Wales

Digital Manufacturing InnovationHub Wales

Demonstration Facility in South Wales

http://dmiw.co.uk
Is a unique network of co-operating Universities, Technology Centres and Key Business Partners providing the most comprehensive support for the SME Manufacturing sector for the whole of the UK. It is also the UK Pole for the international V-Lab http://interop-vlab.eu

Technology Application Network (TANet) Limited

Is a unique network of co-operating Universities, Technology Centres and Key Business Partners providing the most comprehensive support for the SME Manufacturing sector for the whole of the UK. It is also the UK Pole for the international V-Lab http://interop-vlab.eu

http://www.tanet.eu
Is the official repository of public deliverables in the Enterprise Interoperability domain, produced by European research projects under the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (DG INFSO unit D4). In collaboration with the UNITE project, this space is being extended to other Future Internet domains (IoS, IoT).

InterOP-VLab

Is the official repository of public deliverables in the Enterprise Interoperability domain, produced by European research projects under the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (DG INFSO unit D4). In collaboration with the UNITE project, this space is being extended to other Future Internet domains (IoS, IoT).

http://interop-vlab.eu/
ICE has a range of experience in the realization of complex ICT-projects — Products, Services, and R&D; Local, Cross-border, Pan-European, and International; as a Partner or as a Project Manager.

Information Catalyst

ICE has a range of experience in the realization of complex ICT-projects — Products, Services, and R&D; Local, Cross-border, Pan-European, and International; as a Partner or as a Project Manager.

http://informationcatalyst.com
Embedding Advanced and Sustainable Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing through Collaboration between Industry and Academia.

ASTUTE 2020

Embedding Advanced and Sustainable Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing through Collaboration between Industry and Academia.

http://astutewales.com/en/

EU Projects

The Following projects have tools and services that may be useful to commercialise for SMEs.

Sematronix is the SMECluster manager responsible for providing Tools for the Welsh Cluster.

DIGICOR

Sematronix is the SMECluster manager responsible for providing Tools for the Welsh Cluster.

http://www.digicor-project.eu/
CREMAnufacture is the company to be set up to exploit CREMA results

CREMAnufacture

CREMAnufacture is the company to be set up to exploit CREMA results

http://cremanufacture.com
TANet is the Use Case Trials partner for Tenneco.

CREMA

TANet is the Use Case Trials partner for Tenneco.

http://www.crema-project.eu/
BACON CPSE Labs Project focusing on CPS and Big Data in manufacturing

BACON

BACON CPSE Labs Project focusing on CPS and Big Data in manufacturing

http://www.smecluster.com/bacon-project/
Is a collaborative research project funded by the European Union Framework Programme 7 Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership Programme (FoF-PPP).

FLEXINET

Is a collaborative research project funded by the European Union Framework Programme 7 Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership Programme (FoF-PPP).

http://www.flexinet-fof.eu/Pages/FlexHome.aspx
Will help to create new products. It starts with the definition and optimization of business processes, till the finding of new partners or suppliers for special parts.

ADVENTURE

Will help to create new products. It starts with the definition and optimization of business processes, till the finding of new partners or suppliers for special parts.

http://www.fp7-adventure.eu/
TANet is one the 5 Trial Partners selected for the Use Case Trials selected in the 2nd phase of the FI PPP programme.

FITMAN

TANet is one the 5 Trial Partners selected for the Use Case Trials selected in the 2nd phase of the FI PPP programme.

http://www.fiware4industry.com/?portfolio=tanet-manufacturing-resource-management-networked-business-innovation
In support of the Lisbon 2010 goals, CADIC aims to generate a practical model that addresses the need of Europe to become a competitive and dynamic knowledge economy in an increasingly competitive global market. CADIC seeks to assist in building a European economy capable of sustainable growth with more and better jobs, as well as greater social cohesion.

CADIC

In support of the Lisbon 2010 goals, CADIC aims to generate a practical model that addresses the need of Europe to become a competitive and dynamic knowledge economy in an increasingly competitive global market. CADIC seeks to assist in building a European economy capable of sustainable growth with more and better jobs, as well as greater social cohesion.

http://www.lml.lse.ac.uk/cadic/page31/styled/index.html

Downloads

The following documents are provided for quick reference and generally relate to SMECluster activities. Feel free to suggest useful public documents.

Industry 4.0 (or 4IR as it is being referred to in UK) is the current revolution sweeping the UK. 
Understand the real features being offered by this new paradigm.

2017 - SMECLUSTER EVENT - Pragmatically Stepping into the Twinned Digital World of 4IR

Industry 4.0 (or 4IR as it is being referred to in UK) is the current revolution sweeping the UK. Understand the real features being offered by this new paradigm.

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Amidst the noise within the drive to Industry 4.0, a
strategy is forming amongst enlightened businesses. As
increasingly market leaders align their products to I4.0 or
4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) as its becoming known in
the UK, how can you separate the marketing spin from
the game changing technology.

A Pragmatic Approach to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR / I4.0)

Amidst the noise within the drive to Industry 4.0, a strategy is forming amongst enlightened businesses. As increasingly market leaders align their products to I4.0 or 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) as its becoming known in the UK, how can you separate the marketing spin from the game changing technology.

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This Event focused on the growth of "Wearables", the continuous development of "Big Data" and the rise of "Semi-Autonomous Robots" in Industry.

2015 - SMECLUSTER EVENT - The Connected Business Community 4.0 - Service Based Software Economy

This Event focused on the growth of "Wearables", the continuous development of "Big Data" and the rise of "Semi-Autonomous Robots" in Industry.

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This event demonstrated the latest trends that businesses should take advantage of through collaborative networks.
Demonstrations and exhibitions showed a range of software tools developed to make life easier and more effective for all local businesses. The Connected Business Community theme provides software as a service under the umbrella of SMECluster.

2013 - SMECLUSTER EVENT - Take advantage of the Connected Business Community

This event demonstrated the latest trends that businesses should take advantage of through collaborative networks. Demonstrations and exhibitions showed a range of software tools developed to make life easier and more effective for all local businesses. The Connected Business Community theme provides software as a service under the umbrella of SMECluster.

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The first SMECluster event was a down to earth approach to forthcoming changes in business life, with an insight into future trends in culture and technologies. Get up to date with the latest buzzwords and let us demystify common misconceptions.

2011 - SMECLUSTER EVENT - Cloud Computing & Factory Automation: Taking Business into the Next Generation

The first SMECluster event was a down to earth approach to forthcoming changes in business life, with an insight into future trends in culture and technologies. Get up to date with the latest buzzwords and let us demystify common misconceptions.

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Further Downloads

Main Presentation

C2K Main Presentation - May 2017 - SMECluster Event I4.0

Main Presentation

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Industreweb Presentation

Industreweb Presentation - May 2017 - SMECluster Event I4.0

Industreweb Presentation

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Cyber Attack Presentation

USW Cyber Attack Presentation - May 2017 - SMECluster Event I4.0

Cyber Attack Presentation

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Astute Presentation

Astute Presentation - May 2017 - SMECluster Event I4.0

Astute Presentation

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WQC Presentation

WQC Presentation - May 2017 - SMECluster Event I4.0

WQC Presentation

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