UK Manufacturing Forum
Jointly hosted with the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University, the UK Manufacturing Forum (UKMF) has become a centrepiece of the annual calendar for a broad swath of the UK’s manufacturing community, from both industry and academia. December 2019 saw the third annual event, bringing together over 150 researchers and innovators to collaborate on projects, strengthen networks and build roadmaps for future industry needs. Starting with the aerospace and food and drink sectors, these roadmaps for technological development are identifying sectoral needs and translating these into challenges the research community can conquer.
Providing a focus for collectively exploring opportunities in manufacturing, the UKMF promises to grow year on year. This will draw more of the UK’s world-leading manufacturing community together to progress towards collective goals, generate collaborative plans for national challenges, and address the barriers and opportunities in industrial commercialisation. The UKMF is proving key to maximizing the return for the UK of its world-class research base.