Authentise and team awarded UK Innovation Grant

The team consisiting of Authentise, Lancaster University(J4IC), TWI Ltd. and Lloyd's Register EMEA has successfully completed the application process for funding under UK Innovation entity.
PHILADELPHIA - Aug. 10, 2021 - PRLog -- Authentise (, the leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, is leading a team of industry leaders in a project titled "Digital Supply Chain Adoption Curve (DSCAC)", which has been accepted for a UK Innovation grant for the competition "Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, feasibility studies".

The project, which started on the 5th of April, will run for a projected period of 6 months, and aims to provide a product roadmap that helps deliver the vision of a fully integrated, digital supply chain. While the vision is not new, it has been stifled by a lack of adoption. That's despite the fact that such an integration could deliver significant value in terms of efficiency, agility and security.

Yet, the vision has been held back by the fact that tools don't address needs and fears of supply chain participants, particularly SME's.

Through its previous work on both connected Manufacturing Execution Systems and research related to light weight digital supply chain tools, Authentise discovered a myriad of opportunities potentially exist that deliver value but, in falling short of full integration, address some of the challenges that have prevented this full integration from occurring. Intermediate products that address a particular need while limiting the information requirement, the adoption of a fully digital supply chain can be sped up. It is important that these tools are considered holistically to ensure that they are contributing to the vision of a fully integrated supply chain.

The result is not just a report but a full set of product definitions that industry participants can use to identify and de-risk potential market opportunities. This type of holistic review yielding a product roadmap has not been available previously. The combination of research organisations (JI4C, TWI) with a software vendor (Authentise) and a certification agency (Lloyd's Register) will ensure that these solutions have regulatory and academic rigor whilst maintaining an action oriented approach that software vendors can use to deliver real-world results, which may be pursued through a follow on Industrial Research application.

  • Andre Wegner, CEO Authentise,
  • Darren Williams, Professor & Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre Lancaster University,
  • Simon McCaldin, UK & European Funding Manager TWI,
  • Luke Turner, Innovation Project Leader TWI,
  • Miguel Zavala, Laser AM Project Leader TWI,
  • Andrew Imrie, Principal Technical Consultant Lloyd's Register EMEA,
  • David Hardacre, Lead Specialist Lloyd's Register EMEA,

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