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Bringing Manufacturing Technologies to Life


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How do you take a product from concept to commercialisation? Join us for this one day seminar where we will look at how to identify and utilise the right ingredients and methods for a successful and highly productive business.

Date and Time

12 October 2017 - 08:30-16:30


Coventry, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.
Contact Gemma Hadley at ghadley@theiet.org or on 01438 767621 for more information.

About this event

This completely free one day open-learning forum is primarily aimed at those who are looking to convert ideas into successful commercialisation. This is a joint event held in conjunction with the IMechE.

The main focus of this event is to help you identify the right ingredients and methods for commercialisation and to successfully utilise them for a highly productive business. At this event we will also:

  • discuss available funding options
  • share success stories of the effective transfer and application of pre-existing technologies and knowledge from one industrial sector, to help meet a challenge or challenges, in another
  • compare investment with other countries, in particular, Germany


08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:55 Welcome and Introduction from the IET Manufacturing Technical Professional Network

Keynote Speaker
George Dibb, Head of Manufacturing, Design & Innovation


Showcase of SMEs project
Dr David Bott, Principal Fellow, WMG


Growth and Innovation at Penso
Michael Collins, Marketing and Sales Director, Penso

10:30 Refreshments and networking

Overview of LBG Manufacturing Strategy and the emerging new opportunities and how we support Industry 4.0 Opportunities via Future of British Manufacturing
David Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing, Lloyds Banking Group and Asif Moghul, Autodesk


Horizontal Innovation
Jeremy Hadall CEng FIET, Chief Technologist (Robotics and Automation), Manufacturing Technology Centre

12:00 Lunch and networking

Capital Investment in UK Industry
Christopher Simpson, Managing Director, Simpson Associates


Supporting SMEs Explore New Markets Overseas
David Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing, Lloyds Banking Group

14:00 Refreshments and networking 

Achieve business growth by increasing value to your customers
Des Kennedy, Owner and MD, Infinite Design

15:00 Panel discussion
15:55 Closing remarks
16:00 Event Close

Reasons to attend

  • learn how to improve productivity and successful commercialisations from other directors, managers and engineers in the Manufacturing Sector
  • discover key success factors in up-scaling businesses through different financial strategies
  • network with like-minded professionals and high profile individuals
  • prepare our industry to ride through the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the opportunities that will become available to us in the longer term

This event is covering a hot topic area and so is heavily subsidised by the IET and it's relevant sponsors and supporters to enable everyone to benefit from the programme.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 7 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

A venue map can be found here - International Digital Laboratory.

Sponsored by: 


IMechE (logo)  

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