We are excited to announce that we are working with academia-industry collaboration, the AME, and manufacturing experts SDE Technology to co-develop the manufacturing blueprint of our breakthrough climate tech product, the IPG Flameless Generator.
Together, we’re drawing on the principles of digital manufacturing developed by the AME, as well as Dr Marcos Kauffman’s vision for the future of manufacturing in Industry 4.0, to incentivise greater and earlier collaboration between established manufacturers and start-ups.
“For climate tech start-ups such as IPG, early collaboration is invaluable as it allows them to draw on the expertise of industry experts like SDE to support and de-risk the route to scaled manufacturing,” said Marcos Kauffman, Director of AME. “For manufacturing companies, providing this support sets the groundwork for an in-depth commercial relationship once the product demonstrates market success. I am looking forward to bringing our track record of working with the industry, and our capabilities in digital manufacturing and digital twinning to accelerate the manufacture of the IPG Flameless Generator.”
This collaboration will allow us to ‘ground truth’ the co-developed digital twin blueprint of our product into a real-world manufacturing setting, drawing on SDE’s manufacturing expertise to investigate methodologies for future scaling.
“We are very excited to be working with IPG creating their blueprint for volume manufacture of the IPG Flameless Generator. Not only does this new way of working offer a route to expedite cost-effective manufacturing for start-ups like IPG. It will also allow for greater transparency across the entire process, allowing for an in-depth understanding of a product’s true carbon footprint. This marks a very important step towards aligning the industry with our net zero objectives, which is why I believe this to be an excellent opportunity in time to be working with IPG on their product to help us reach these goals,” Richard Homden, CEO of SDE Technology.
For a climate tech solution like the IPG Flameless Generator, this collaborative approach to the development journey is invaluable for underpinning cost-effective product manufacture and enabling us to bring our product to market, sooner.
“Establishing the digital twin for manufacture of the IPG Flameless Generator, with the AME and backed by industry-experts SDE, will not only give our investors greater confidence in the cost-effective manufacturability of our product. But looking a few years down the line, it will also give us a blueprint that can be reproduced across multiple geographies, facilitating a move into global markets, and also allowing for scaling at a national level.” - Toby Gill, CEO of IPG.
See the full press release here.
UPDATE: Our CEO Toby Gill sat down on this week's episode of the Great British Manufacturing podcast, along with Chris Greenough of SDE Technology and Dr Marcos Kauffman of the AME, to discuss how a collaborative approach can accelerate the route to market of climate tech solutions like our IPG Flameless Generator, enabling us to reach our net zero goals. Listen to the episode here.