Manufacturing and Engineering SMEs in the D2N2 region are invited to access a fully-funded business development programme aimed at enhancing manufacturing efficiency whilst radically improving the environmental performance of your business. The DE-Carbonise Smart Factory programme is aimed at companies that are ready to incorporate operational monitoring and smart analysis that support effective business strategy and decision making. 

The Smart Factory project is based on a successful prototype project with Lindhurst Engineering. Open-source, internet of things technology is connected ‘via smart sensors to a local server using LoRaWAN wireless’ that provides real time information to monitor a series of parameters, such as gas, electricity and water usage, air temperature, humidity, light levels, dust particle levels and noise. At Lindhurst, the smart factory dashboard has helped improve the working environment, reduce running costs and benefit the carbon footprint of their Nottinghamshire factory. Managing Director, Martin Rigley said, “We’re still only at the data optimisation stage but initial findings already suggest we could save £25,000 a year.” 

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Applications are open now to SMEs that are focused on improving operational efficiencies and growing their business whilst becoming kinder to the environment. Anyone interested in taking part should get in touch soon because places are limited and will be taken up quickly. For detailed enquiries contact Dr Fred Paterson at or to make a formal expression of interest go to  and list ‘Smart Factory’ as your support interest.