Join us at Barnsley Digital Media Centre to hear how the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC's) NextGen project has helped to embed low-cost digital technologies in manufacturing companies across South Yorkshire and Wales, whilst also helping to develop digital savvy engineers of the future.
The learnings from this project can be applied industry-wide. During this event, we will explore the current skills shortage in the manufacturing sector and how adopting a digitally-focused culture can help productivity, save energy and reduce waste.
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Arrival with tea/coffee
5:00pm - 5:05pm: Welcome and Introduction
5:05pm - 5:25pm: Rab Scott, Director of industrial digitalisation at the AMRC: Learnings and outcomes of the NextGen project - what has been achieved and future opportunities.
5:25pm - 5:45pm: Chris Iveson, Founder and CEO at FourJaw: Using digital to capture data in industry and future product plans.
5:45pm - 6:05pm: Rikki Coles, Senior Technical Lead at Connexin: Effective engagement with IoT - Upskilling and company culture.
6:05pm - 6:15pm: Wrap up and close
6:15pm - 7:15pm: Networking with food and drinks