This intensive briefing day is designed to introduce the latest research, practice and education programmes of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It also provides a forum for the fruitful exchange of ideas and an opportunity to explore possible collaborations.
The ‘digital revolution’: everyone is talking about it but what does it really mean for manufacturers and policymakers? Our opening session will address some of the key challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation, looking at how current research is informing national R&D priorities and transforming factories, supply chains and service-based business models. We will also provide an overview of the IfM’s other main research projects and examples of how our research has been applied with industry and government – along with opportunities for collaboration.
Attendees will be able to meet IfM researchers from across the whole spectrum of manufacturing, from R&D and design to supply, production and service.
Benefits of attending
Attendees will hear about:
- The latest research into key industrial issues
- Practical tools and techniques derived from this research
- How these tools have been used in practice
- Opportunities for collaboration which can take the form of joint research activities, consultancy and education
All such collaborations help both inform and fund future research.
Who should attend?
- Senior industrialists in large and multinational and mid-sized companies
- Policymakers in local and national government and its agencies
Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Technology Officers. Vice-Presidents, Directors and Managers concerned with:
- Research and development
- Innovation and technology management
- Product development
- Supply chain management
There will be ample opportunity for questions and informal discussion to enable delegates to assess the relevance of topics to their own needs.
Download the full programme here
Registration for the event will commence at 09.15, with the event starting at 09.45. A buffet lunch will be provided. The day will draw to a close at 17.00.
The event will be split into parallel sessions throughout the day with opportunities to explore further topics with individual researchers and practitioners.
The Briefing Day will be held at the Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge. A map and information on local hotels will be sent with joining instructions or can be found here.
Institute for Manufacturing
17 Charles Babbage Road
CB3 0FS, UK
Booking and enquiries
To book your place to attend the Briefing Day, please contact:
T: +44 (0)1223 748267