Effect of using plug-and-play trial kits on the subsequent adoption of an IoT platform in manufacturing SMEs

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This project will provide trial versions of the Elements Platform (a simple plug and play IoT platform for SME manufacturers) to manufacturers and monitor the subsequent adoption rate of the full Elements Platform.

The elements platform uses mobile phones and contactless technology to track manufacturing processes, with users recording their performance of tasks by tapping their ID card to the phone. Each interaction in the app is fed back to the web-based dashboard, where management can view work-in-progress for all work performed across the factory.

Three manufacturers will be provided with a kit to trial the platform for one month, one process at a time. Following the trial period, the manufacturers will be surveyed to gather feedback on the platform and willingness to take up the full version.

Project Lead

Professor John Clark – University of Sheffield

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