Companies with control technology problems are to be offered grants to act as demonstrators in an improvement programme funded by the Department of Trade & Industry.
The Advanced Control Technology Transfer (ACTT) programme will match up small and medium-sized companies with control technology suppliers, according to the users’ needs.
The DTI said a typical project would cost around £50,000 over five months, with up to 35% of the implementation costs and 100% of the demonstration costs paid through grants.
The demonstrations would then be used to allow other companies to evaluate the capabilities of advanced control technology. Successful projects would be chosen on their ability to make good case studies, rather than on the basis of need.
The deadline for companies to apply for the scheme is 3 June.