• Is your business working in areas of biomanufacturing, advanced materials, future cities, innovative supply chains, or smart & sustainable manufacturing?
  • Is Industry 4.0 at the heart of the R&D activities that propel your business?
  • Fancy a one-to-one, face-to-face informal chat with a researcher in your area from one of the highest-ranking universities in the UK and the world?
  • Would you like to learn more about how your business can engage with a research-intensive university?

With an annual income exceeding £1 billion, including £300+ million from research grants and contract, over 800 researchers in areas of digital technologies, an ambitious Industry 4.0 Vision & Strategy and nearly 200 years of academic excellence, The University of Manchester can help!

Part of Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo, we have gathered some of our rising Industry 4.0 stars who are interested in talking to you about your exciting R&D challenges and opportunities. We will facilitate your one-to-one meetings with them. Our dedicated Business Engagement team will also be available for advice on possible ways to translate back-of-the-envelope ideas into funded projects.

The profiles and areas of expertise of our participating researchers will be posted here around 10th March, and you’ll be able to request to meet with any of them.

In the meantime, you can express an interest by e-mailing Industry4.0@manchester.ac.uk. Tell us a little bit about your company and which of the capabilities and themes below align with it best.

It is free and open for any Summit Delegate or Expo Visitor!

Industry 4.0 Capabilities

  • Additive manufacturing
  • AI & data analytics
  • Augmented reality
  • Autonomous robots
  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet of things
  • Simulation
  • System integration

UoM R&D Surgery Themes

  • Biomanufacturing: Bio-engineering, synthetic & industrial biotechnology, and learning health systems
  • Digital design and make of materials
  • Future cities: Connected, green and resilient
  • Innovative and versatile supply chains: Including adoption and upskilling
  • Smart and sustainable manufacturing: Including real-time optimisation and control, customisation, and circular economy

Please e-mail Industry4.0@manchester.ac.uk to express your interest

Check this page again in March for a list of our participating researchers.

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