MTC to give platform for innovative ideas

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is giving entrepreneurs, technologists and inventors the chance to pitch their innovative ideas on factory digitalisation to UK’s manufacturing decision makers.

The MTC has put aside a slot at a high powered conference in October for  innovators and companies to make a pitch to the audience, which will be made of industry leaders, as well as representatives from SMEs and OEMs.

Innovators chosen to make the pitches will also get access to the MTC’s experts to help them bring their ideas to market.  The “Innovation Pitches” session will allow each participant to give a high-level pitch to the audience at the Digitalising Manufacturing 2018 conference at the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre on Ansty Park, Coventry on October 29 and 30.

Interested companies or individuals are invited to apply to digital@the-mtc.org. Each application will be judged by an expert team of entrepreneurs, investors and technologists. The best will be invited to present to the conference audience.

Some of Europe’s leading experts on the digital revolution sweeping through manufacturing industry will join forces at the conference, aimed at helping UK manufacturers embrace the latest digital technologies.

The MTC’s head of technology strategy for digital manufacturing, Dr Lina Huertas said, “The successful applicants will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch to a high quality audience of manufacturing industry leaders and technologists. Hopefully this will lead to business for them, but they will also be given access to the MTC’s Product Manufacturing Incubation team which aims to turn good ideas into commercial reality.”

She added, “Whether it is companies or individuals with a new piece of software, or some new equipment, or maybe just a good disruptive idea, this is a great opportunity for them, and also for the audience who will be able to get an exclusive overview of emerging technologies in the UK.  It’s all about the art of the possible.” potential for UK industry.”

The Digitalising Manufacturing 2018 conference will be held at the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Ansty Park, on October 29 and 30. To register for a ticket visit www.the-mtc.org/digital2018.

The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.

The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK

 

 

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