The University of Birmingham and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have joined forces to create an informative, half-day workshop for businesses seeking advanced solutions to a range of analysis, measurement and prototyping related challenges.
Particularly aimed at manufacturing SMEs, the workshop will:
Inform delegates of the pre-funded support available via the University of Birmingham’s CIAMM project (part-funded by ERDF) and NPL’s Innovate UK funded Analysis for Innovators (A4I) programme. Both provide access to cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities to help address the aforementioned challenges and much more.
Provide updates on the University of Birmingham’s pioneering and investigative research in sensors and metrology (including lasers), which have given rise to the development of quantum sensors that can help achieve enhanced accuracy and precision in measurement.
Provide the latest thinking on additive manufacturing and 3D printing as key capabilities for inspiring new product development, improving processes and creating competitive advantage.
Create an environment for peer-to-peer discussions and networking, to enable best practice sharing and the identification of future collaborative opportunities.
Here's the provisional agenda:
8.00am – 8.30am Arrival, registration, refreshments and networking 8.30am – 8.35am Welcome, introduction and housekeeping 8.35am – 8.50am Overview of UK National Quantum Hub, Professor Kai Bongs, Director, UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology
8.50am – 9.10am The Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM) – How can this project help my business explore new opportunities? Julian Moore, CIAMM Business Engagement Manager 9.10am – 10.00am Introduction to Analysis for Innovators (A4I) programme, Glenis Tellet, Enterprise Manager, National Physical Laboratory 10.00am – 10.15am Comfort break, refreshments and networking
10.15am – 11.00am How Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing capabilities are helping manufacturers create competitive advantage? Prof Moataz Attallah, The Advanced Materials Processing Lab, University of Birmingham 11.00am – 11.30am Interactive Session: Identifying specific analysis, measurement and prototyping challenges facing your businesses. 11.30am – 11.40am Q&A (10 mins) 11.40am – 12.00noon Final remarks and project sign-up 12.00noon – 1.00pm (includes optional Lab Tour: 12.30pm – 1.00pm) Lunch and networking 1.00pm Close and departures
More about the support projects:
The Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM) CIAMM is a part-funded ERDF project focused on supporting SMEs within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area discover the full potential of quantum technologies through providing access to world class technical expertise, research programmes and collaborative partners. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/partners/sme-support/Centre-for-Innovation-in-Advanced-Measurement-in-Manufacturing.aspx
Analysis for Innovators Programme (A4I)A4I is an investment from Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, alongside funding partners the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the National Measurement Laboratory at LGC (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist), the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. http://www.npl.co.uk/analysis-for-innovators/
For more information, please send an email to Julian Moore, CIAMM Business Engagement Manager: Y2lhbW0gfCBjb250YWN0cyAhIGJoYW0gISBhYyAhIHVr
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham.