Digital heart Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre

Would you like to explore the business opportunities that technology can bring before making an investment?

DigitalCity is supporting Teesside University’s Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre (IDTC) – an ERDF initiative designed to help industrial SMEs in the Tees Valley with digitalisation projects through hands-on experience of technology, and bespoke mentoring from digital and academic experts.

No one-size-fits-all

From the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics to modelling, simulation and sensor technology – Industry 4.0 technologies can create an essential competitive edge that generates real value for businesses. Unsure on the digital tools and services that would work best for you and your organisation?

The IDTC works with SMEs in sectors including Manufacturing, Chemical Processing, Construction, Energy Systems, Food Production and Logistics to structure digitalisation projects that are practical, pragmatic, and most importantly, at the right pace and level for your particular business.

Serious Play Facility

The Serious Play Facility is a collaborative workspace scheduled to open in Summer 2021 (subject to Covid restrictions) and will provide companies with the opportunity to engage with academic experts and gain hands-on experience of how Industry 4.0 technology can be used. It will contain:

  • Cyber-physical lab and collaboration suite
  • Interactive digital factory systems
  • Data management, big data analysis and analytical software suite
  • SMART digital lab (AI, ML, VR, visualisation, gamification)
  • IoT and Cyber security lab for I4.0
  • Cloud services and hosting