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Discover technology breakthroughs 

10 – 11 November 

Innovation Alley has been a regular and highly valued feature at Smart Factory Expo since its inception. This, combined with the Emerging Tech Pavilion, is a showcase of all the new and developing technologies that will change the landscape of manufacturing over the next 5-10 years.

Why Attend

Located at the very heart of Smart Factory Expo, Made Smarter Innovation Alley and Emerging Tech Pavilion is an amazing showcase of all the new and developing technologies that will change the landscape of manufacturing over the next 5-10 years. This is a bleeding-edge disruptive technology event like no other. It could be game-changing for you, your product, and your business in the future and is a unique window into the very future of manufacturing.

Discover groundbreaking new solutions from the next wave of tech and consultancy businesses targeting manufacturers. Meet and engage with these early-stage companies and their founders to uncover innovative opportunities waiting for your business.

Why Exhibit

Gain access to a diverse network of potential customers.

Contribute to the manufacturing industry through your cutting-edge technologies.

Capitalise on the opportunity to stand out amongst the larger exhibitors.

Start to develop brand recognition amongst senior professionals across the  manufacturing sector.

Become part of a unique ‘alley’ right at the heart of the exhibition that allows attendees to see all start-ups in one place.

Your brand will automatically be promoted within Digital Manufacturing Week marketing.

Exhibition packages are £950 and include a stand and the opportunity to apply for a 14 minute presentation slot within one of our Solution Theatres.

Some fully or partly funded stands are available thanks to the generous support of Innovate UK, Made Smarter and the KTN. Organisations must meet the following eligibility criteria. Submit an enquiry to see if you qualify for funding.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Less than 5 years old OR less than 10 staff
  • Based in the UK
  • Innovative product/service targeting manufacturers
  • Not previously exhibited at Digital Manufacturing Week

Our aim is to provide access to this audience to organisations that would not normally be able to cover the cost of exhibiting at such an event. To apply for a funded stand in the Made Smarter Innovation Alley & Emerging Technology Pavilion, please register your interest and we will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Hosted by:

Innovate UK Manufacturing
Kraken IM

In partnership with:


2020 Exhibitors:

Advanced Analytics Labs
Applied Scientific Technologies
Binary Forge Solutions Ltd
Connected Everything
E4-3D Engineering for Additive Manufacturing Ltd.
ElectricSands Ltd
Enable Manufacturing Ltd
Enspan Innovations
Factorytalk Limited
FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics Ltd
Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)
IoT Horizon Limited
JR Technology Limited
Kraken IM
Mechdyne Europe Ltd
MettaNoon Limited
Nightingale HQ
Productive Machines
Pulse Systems LTD
Rainey MAPAL
Reach Industries
Smart Manufacture
Spot Works Ltd.
Tangent Works
The Engineering Company
Transense Technologies plc
V7 Labs
Vos Voco Ltd
Wyld Networks

Supported by:

Digital Catapult
Enterprise Europe Network
High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Invest Northern Ireland
Made Smarter