With help from EEN, Value Chain made a successful application for €3.2 million of EU Horizon 2020 funding through the SME Instrument (Phase 2).
An aerospace cluster from Latvia, one of seven introduced through EEN, formally agreed during the 2017 Paris Air Show to work with Value Chain through technology co-operation and financial agreements. Discussions have reached an advanced stage with two other clusters.
Advanced manufacturing sectors
CEO Tom Dawes launched Value Chain as a start-up in 2013 with half-a- dozen staff. The company now employs 60 people, mainly at its headquarters within Daresbury Innovation Centre.
Value Chain has developed a range of software solutions for manufacturers to share data more easily with supply chain partners, particularly in advanced manufacturing sectors such as aerospace and automotive.
They allow companies to collect data from people, plant, products, processes and partners. Smart dashboards then allow companies to make informed decisions about production and the supply chain.
EEN has helped Value Chain to secure new strategic clients and projects, and to advise on potential sources of funding to develop the business.