UK Manufacturing Forum: Building the Pathway

"For an advanced economy, the path to competitiveness is not to copy what others are doing. It is to do things that others cannot do, or to do things in different and better ways"
Building our Industrial Strategy: Green Paper, 2017

That philosophy underpins everything that the High Value Manufacturing Catapult is trying to do but to maximise our impact we must keep improving how we work to translate the UK’s world-class research into commercial outcomes.

The first UK Manufacturing Forum event in December last year set a clear agenda for Government, academia and research technology organisations as we collaborate to drive forward the Industrial Strategy.  Following the success of that event, we would be delighted if you could join us on 14th May at the IET, Savoy Place London.

Hear from Professor Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Professor Tim Minshall, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, on the progress made since the last UK Manufacturing Forum and how we can work together to pull through the technologies that will underpin a sustainable high value manufacturing future for the UK.

The event will bring together leading academics, senior figures from industry, government and the HVM Catapult to explore both emerging trends and opportunities for collaboration across the national manufacturing ecosystem. It will provide an opportunity to map priorities and chart our next steps as well as networking with colleagues and peers in the concluding drinks reception.

To reserve your place, please register your interest at our Eventbrite page here before close of play Thursday 3rd May 2018:

Please note all responses are required before close of play Thursday 3rd May 2018.  For any questions or queries, please email:

Save the date: The next annual UK Manufacturing Forum: from research to UK success will be held on 10th & 11th September at the Slate Conference Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7SH

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