Inside IIM, GSK’s Digitisation Lab, teams are dedicated to seeking, developing and industrialising the future of manufacturing technologies. The research lab is a collaborative workspace to road-test new technologies. In particular, the lab enables the understanding and acceleration of their use across all parts of the GSK business.

PW partnered with GSK to create a facility they can point to and show the art of the possible. Therefore, the lab was intentionally designed to create the impression that the place is different. In a unique, warehouse environment, it resembles more a start-up firm than a branch of a global healthcare company.

The facility has been built to demonstrate a digitisation model and make it real for people, triggering a mindset shift. Fundamentally, the aim is to change the way people look at making pharmaceutical products, through product development to new product introduction. Similarly, changing how they operate production facilities to force people to take a new look at things.

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