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Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring – Dorset Growth Hub

June 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm BST

| Free

Come along to the Green Room at Lush Digital for an exclusive Seminar delivered by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) from the University of Cambridge for manufacturing and engineering SMEs in Dorset.

What is Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring?

Through research, workshops, pilot projects, hackathons and other activities, the project is creating digital manufacturing developments for SMEs that are:

  • Accessible

  • Useful

  • Pragmatic

  • Affordable

Through this co-development, we will advance the research and application of a number of cross-cutting technologies, supporting the uptake of digital manufacturing within the SME community.

Activities will include:

  • Review the existing list of SME digital requirements.

  • Prioritise the list of SME digital requirements.

  • Capture any additional digital requirements not already listed.

Project partners:

Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring is a project that is led by the Institute for Manufacturing (part of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering), and is funded through an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant. The University of Nottingham are a key partner in the delivery of the project.

Dorset EMC have partnered with the Institute for Manufacturing to raise awareness of the affordable digital manufacturing tools available, and how they can help manufacturing SME’s based in Dorset.

Dorset EMC are supported by Dorset Growth Hub, BCP Council with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information, please contact

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: *Fishery & Aquaculture, *Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, *Coal, Steel and shipbuilding sectors,*Synthetic Fibres, *Generalised School Age Education, *Banking and Insurance Companies. (*please follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:

Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help


Lush Digital
Unit 22-23 Dolphin Quays, The Quay
Poole, BH15 1HU United Kingdom