Innovation and Technology Theatre

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innovation and technology Theatre

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Engineering | Manufacturing | Process | Productivity | Case Studies

Looking for the latest developments in metal innovation and technology? This theatre is your opportunity to keep up with latest metals development for advanced manufacturing, access funding, boost competitiveness, and discover new industrial market applications and opportunities across various sectors from leading manufacturers and key stakeholders. Innovations in materials science and engineering offer enormous potential to boost next-generation manufacturing in the UK. There is a direct correlation between excellence in innovation and superior revenue growth. While there is no single roadmap for success in innovation, there are lessons that can be borrowed, tailored and made to work for any business.

Speakers include:

Jonathan Davis, Associate Technical Director at William Hare Ltd
Associate Technical Director
William Hare Ltd
Troy Barratt, CEO fo BAM UK and Contracts Engineering Limited
BAMUK Group & Contracts Engineering Ltd
Philippa Glove, Director, Philippa Glover Ltd
Philippa Glover Ltd
Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTN
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK Business Connect

Preliminary Agenda

All our sessions are free to attend and open for you to drop in as you please.

Wednesday 11th September 2024

12:30 -  13:20

Culture + Robots = Winning Combination

Exploring the cultural considerations shaping the successful adoption of automation in diverse organisational contexts. From fostering innovation to redefining job roles, panelists will unpack the dynamics of navigating the human-robot interface and explore business opportunities while preserving the human touch.

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Jonathan Thacker, Owner and Operations Director at Walsall Wheelbarrow CompanyJonathan Thacker Owner and Operations Director
Walsall Wheelbarrow Company
Mike Wilson, Chief Automation Officer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)Mike Wilson Chief Automation Officer
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
Peter Williamson, CEO at Automate UKPeter Williamson CEO
Automate UK
Philippa Glove, Director, Philippa Glover LtdPhilippa Glover Director
Philippa Glover Ltd
Troy Barratt, CEO fo BAM UK and Contracts Engineering LimitedTroy Barratt CEO
BAMUK Group & Contracts Engineering Ltd
14:30 -  15:20

7 Rapid-Fire Tech and Process Presentations

Join us for an electrifying session where 7 industry providers deliver rapid-fire presentations on cutting-edge technology and process innovations. A unique opportunity to quickly explore the latest technologies, services, and processes available right now. Don’t miss out on discovering advancements that can revolutionise your operations and drive your business forward.

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Thursday 12th September 2024

10:00 -  10:50

Advancing Structural Steelwork Reuse

There is a growing recognition of the advantages of reusing structural steel, driving the need for comprehensive advice and information. The SCI reuse protocol (SCI P427) addresses numerous technical queries for steel produced since 1970, with ongoing efforts to expand this guidance to older steelwork. In addition to technical and design recommendations, diverse procurement strategies are essential to facilitate steel […]

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Danielle Densley Tingley, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at the University of SheffieldDanielle Densley Tingley Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Jonathan Davis, Associate Technical Director at William Hare LtdJonathan Davis Associate Technical Director
William Hare Ltd
Roy Fishwick Managing Director, Cleveland Steel & TubesRoy Fishwick Managing Director
Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd
Stephen Dorer, Steelwork Operations Director at DeconstructStephen Dorer Steelwork Operations Director
12:00 -  12:50

Revolutionising Retrofit: Unleashing Opportunities for the Metals Supply Chain

Home energy retrofit is essential to achieving our net-zero targets in the UK as heating our 26 million homes represents 18% of our emissions. But the market is underdeveloped and needs to overcome multiple, systemic, complex challenges – from rising prices and energy underperformance to poor-quality solutions.   Transform-ER (Transform.Engage.Retrofit) is a game-changing, consortium-led project funded by Innovate UK that’s tacking […]

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Ella Quigley, Principal Researcher - Building Performance Principal Researcher - Building Performance at Tata Steel UKElla Quigley Principal Research Engineer - Building Performance
Tata Steel UK
Jon Warren - Market Maker - Industry - Energiesprong UKJon Warren Market Maker - Industry
Energiesprong UK
Dr. Verónica Torres de Sande 2nd degree connection 2nd Senior Research Engineer at The MTCVerónica Torres de Sande Senior Research Engineer

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Theatre 4

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