Steel manufacturers case study

“Working in partnership with Nightingale HQ’s innovative team, we now have a digital roadmap with short, medium, and long-term actions to meet our company’s Digitalisation Strategy. They completed a thorough review of our company, processes, and day to day challenges identifying digitalisation opportunities to improve productivity.” Tony Woods, CEO Midland Steel. Read full case study here

Want help with your application?

We are helping manufacturers to define their project scope

Book a call

The benefits

This is your opportunity to get an expert independent evaluation on

  • Current operational processes and systems 
  • Identifing gaps and improvement opportunities
  • Defining the right approach with actionable recommendations to support key strategic decisions such as what technologies to use, what areas to invest in, and how to grow internal skills.
73% of businesses don’t have access to the right knowledge to support AI and data work according to McKinsey

Why work with us?

We have a track record of working with manufacturers on their digital transformation - from strategic alignment to technical hands-on implementation:

  • Managing data & software teams, working at senior levels, and providing hard-won knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.
  • Delivering action-orientated reviews with easy-to-understand descriptions of issues and practical next steps.
  • Cover a range of areas depending on the level of data maturity, including Data & Systems, Developer Velocity, and No-Code Automation reviews.

Learn from other manufacturers

Read our digital review customer case studies

Read more

How do I apply?

The process has been heavily streamlined, involves a 2-page online application covering your company details and a brief project description (500 words).

  1. Check out your eligibility
  2. Contact your EI agency advisor if you have one
  3. Apply via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System

We are familiar with the process and are happy to help businesses to scope the right project.

Discuss your digitalisation opportunity

Arrange a call to discuss the value of doing a Digital Review.

Get in touch

Inaugural AI conference a hit in UK universities

Nightingale HQ (NHQ) continues to ramp up attendance at tech and AI conferences across the UK and Ireland this summer with the first-ever AI …


6 board-level agenda items and how AI can help

We look at some of the major priorities facing senior management and the role that AI can play in solving them.


Digitising your factory floor is hard

Digitising your factory floor is hard, that's why we try to accelerate digital transformation in other operational areas.


The State of AI and learning from Transformers

State of AI in the Enterprise 4th edition is a must-read for any business using or planning to use AI in their organisation.


Why you should upskill your team with Azure AI fundamentals

The Azure AI Fundamentals exam is a brilliant way to upskill your management team and get them up to speed with the basics of AI..


UK Government supports AI approaches to manufacturing sustainability

The UK government's national AI strategy was released on the 22nd September 2021. Find out what it means for manufacturers.


Europe’s Digital Strategy and Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know about European data strategy


Data Champions are critical to your success in digitally transforming

Manufacturers need Data Champions to help them succeed in today's digital world. To learn more about how you can find your Data Champion for your team …


Reports supported by AI & automation

Use AI & automation to streamline the creation of reports that involve a mix of data sources.


EU to recruit world-class AI researchers

The EU is recruiting world-class AI researchers. Learn more about the scheme in our blog post.


How can Digital Innovation Hubs support SMEs to adopt AI?

Discover the role hubs can play in supporting the uptake of AI among SMEs, and how they can help technology frontrunners. Learn more at Nightingale …


Artificial Intelligence growth in the EU

Learn about key insights into the development of AI policy in Europe with the projected growth of AI. Read our post in the Nightingale HQ blog.


Grow your business with Social Media Listening

Get the most out of a social media listening tool and optimise your marketing operations. Discover more at Nightingale HQ.


Bigger, better sales with AI

AI in sales and marketing can be particularly valuable by supporting the sales team to make bigger, better sales. Learn more today.


COVID triggers a wave of automation

Learn more about how companies are turning to automation tools like #GoSmarter to help them through the pandemic. Discover Nightingale HQ today.


Social listening for small businesses

Monitoring social media for relevant chatter to gain insight or act is invaluable. Learn more about automating this process with Nightingale HQ.


Automation: The fundamentals

Taking steps towards automation is easy once businesses know what tools are available and how to approach automation. Find out more.


7 reasons why SMEs need to automate and how

Run a small or medium-sized business? Learn more about what automation can do for you with our 7 reasons why SMEs need to automate.


Automation for SMEs: the new normal

Explore our GoSmarter automation tools for SMEs. Kickstart your digital transformation today with Nightingale HQ.


5.6million UK SMEs - listen up and automate!

Discover our GoSmarter automation toolbox for SMEs. Help save time and be more productive with tools to help with marketing, sales, and more.


2020 - the year of Contact Tracing Apps

Discover our blog post on Dr. Iain Keaney's view on contact tracing apps and privacy rights. And how decentralisation could be the answer. Learn more …


The Jazz Ensemble of Data Science with Novartis

Take an inside look at data science at big pharma company, Novartis, with Ashwini Mathur, data science lead. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.


The Historian and AI Webinar (#AIFIghtsBack)

Learn about how AI can be used to leverage data from multiple sensors as it's being consolidated by historian appliances.


Artificial Intelligence for Marketers

Discover our AI for marketers webinar, designed as part of our \#AIFightsBack series on helping businesses adopt AI. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.


No code. No data. No servers. How Marino Software became a ML company.

A Journey to Machine Learning (ML) with Keith Davey of Marino Software, part of the #AIFightsBack webinar series


AI in Manufacturing (presentation, video, and quick guide)

Access our AI in manufacturing overview in association with the ICBE. Discover Nightingale HQ today.


Low ROI from AI is a people problem, not a tech problem

The top blockers to effective AI use in businesses aren't technical issues. They're people problems. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.


How to use Azure Cognitive Services to make voiceovers for your videos

Generate voiceovers for your videos using Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services with Nightingale HQ's how-to guide!


What does it mean to be AI-Ready?

Many companies taking the plunge with AI initiatives are not succeeding because they were not AI-Ready when they thought they were. Are you AI-Ready?


AI Winters and hype

This is not the first time AI has been all the rage in the business world. Will AI be a passing fad now? Learn more at Nightingale HQ's blog.


The AI Hierarchy of Needs meets the Minimum Viable Product

The Data Science Hierarchy of Needs and the Minimum Viable Product can be combined to build effective artificial intelligence (AI) proof of concepts.


How to score your first AI quick wins: Intelligent Insights

Find out how AI-infused BI tools could power your business towards better decision making. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.


Mastering AI in manufacturing: the three levels of competency

Part of Industry 4.0, AI is an emerging technology that promises gains for manufactures. Learn more about the steps to master AI.


How to score your first AI quick wins: Social Listening

Ease into marketing AI with this quick-win project of creating your own social listening tools. Discover more at Nightingale HQ.


How to score your first AI quick wins: Knowledge Worker Productivity

Ready to hack you worker productivity? This essential tool monitors how much you're really getting done and gives tips to optimise your working day.


Add an FAQ bot to your Facebook page with Chatfuel

Are you wasting time answering repetitive questions on Facebook? Nightingale HQ's quick-win AI project has you covered. Read more today.


Announcing our Research Panel

Nightingale HQ is launching a research panel to engage with people around the world regarding AI in industry. Click through to find out more.


How to score your first AI quick wins: Sales AI

In this project we discuss the benefits of infusing AI into your sales process, how easy it is, and how easy it will make your life.


How to score your first AI quick wins: Accessible meetings

Find out how adding these layers of accessibility to your work processes can boost productivity company wide and create a more inclusive environment.


Why do you need business intelligence?

Business intelligence is a vital tool when running a business that can help all departments run smoother. Here's why you need it.


The real dangers of AI: Getting left behind

It's important to understand the real threats and opportunities of AI - learn about how ignoring it poses the biggest threat.


How to score your first AI quick wins: FAQ chatbots

Find out how to score an AI quick win with these easy chatbot projects. Discover more at Nightingale HQ.


How AI in marketing is enhancing B2B sales

The number of marketers turning to AI solutions is on the rise. Find out more about the latest methods for AI in marketing in our blog post.


How can you attract the best AI talent from a limited pool?

With a limited talent pool, the best way to attract AI talent may vary depending on the stage of your company. Read more in our blog post.


Let your business strategy drive AI adoption

Read more about the business strategies which drive successful AI adoption in companies across several fields. Get ahead with Nightingale HQ.


Decoding the hype around AI

Read our tips on how to decode the hype around AI. Discover more AI and data articles at Nightingale HQ.


How can companies lay the foundations to scale up AI?

All it takes to build AI-foundations is a bit of planning, some cultural shift and some broad upskilling. Learn more about how your company can adapt …


Project management: Are you backing the right AI projects?

Use this tip to make sure you're backing the right projects. Learn more at Nightingale HQ's blog.


Do you really need big data to start using data science?

The key to getting started with data projects is starting small. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.


How to get AI to work for your business and enhance operations

Learn more about successfully employing Enterprise Cognitive Computing (ECC) within your business and get AI to work for you.


Florence Nightingale: Lighting the way in much more than healthcare

Apart from being a reformer of healthcare, Florence Nightingale was a pioneering data scientist. Learn more at Nightingale HQ.