The European Commission has awarded Valuechain.com with a €3.2m project as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme to innovate and commercialise supply chain collaboration and intelligence solutions for advanced manufacturing companies.
The DISCO project (Data Integrated Supply Chain Optimisation) builds on technologies prototyped and piloted with leading aerospace and automotive businesses such as Bombardier and Bentley Motors through several Innovate UK projects and BIS funding from AMSCI and NATEP. The objective of DISCO is to implement a collaborative platform that enables advanced manufacturing companies to create extended enterprises and unlock new business models.
The Horizon 2020 funding enables Valuechain.com to grow its talent base in the UK; collaborate with leading Universities; partner with global industry associations and evolve its technologies with industrial partners.
“Our mission is to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing businesses and to connect organisations so that they compete seamlessly as extended enterprises. We have developed some exciting technologies that can transform how manufacturing companies compete, however this would not have been possible without the support of Lancashire County Council Rosebud Fund, HSBC and the NATEP team who have gone above and beyond to support us. We are an innovative and ambitious team and we aim to connect with the ambitions of our manufacturing and supply chain clients, people and partners. We now have an opportunity to build a global business and become the Facebook of business-to-business collaboration.”
- Tom Dawes (CEO of Valuechain)