Industry 4.0 and your business

Start Date10/07/2019
Start Time9.30am
End Time1.00pm
Venue Edgbaston Park Hotel
53 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RS (Click here to view a map of the venue)

The world of digitalisation is here. From the Internet of Things to Industry 4.0, Digitalisation is transforming UK manufacturing!

AI, Big Data and Cognitive Computing will usher in a new era of high value added and low cost manufacturing.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the University of Birmingham (UoB) are bringing to you, a morning of discussions, insight and revelations around Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Digitalisation and how UK manufacturing is on the cusp of industrial transformation.

STFC’s Hartree Centre is a national centre of excellence for High Performance Computing, not to mention that they have the most powerful supercomputer available for use by industry, in the UK. Their computer and data scientists are world leaders in their field; and with talks from a number of speakers across industry this is an opening not be to be missed.

This is a perfect opportunity for businesses to acquire knowledge around digitalisation and explore the opportunities of STFC funding through their Bridging for Innovators programme (B4I). The event will also detail additional funding and support available for businesses, from University Partners.

Following the agenda below we will also be hosting optional, 1-2-1 drop-in sessions to speak with businesses about potential challenges or new ideas. Please book here if interested:


9.30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 10.10: Welcome

10.10 – 10.40: STFC’s AI capabilities and the Future of Machine Learning

10.40 – 11.00: MTC and Digital Manufacturing

11.00 – 11.10: Q&A

11.10 – 11.30: Refreshments break

11.30 – 11.50: University of Birmingham’s Funded Industrial Collaborations

11.50 – 12.05: Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Hub and the Shift towards Digitalisation

12.05 – 12.20: Make UK and the Evolution of UK Manufacturing

12.20 – 12.30: Q&A

12.30 – 1.00: Lunch and Networking

Who is this event for?

This event is ideally for businesses, registered with Companies House, have a UK base and would like to learn more about; the shift in manufacturing, digitalisation and available funding opportunities. The event is also open to those that have a general interest in this area or have identified technical challenges/new ideas within their business that require support .

What could this workshop lead to?

Opportunities to partner with the University of Birmingham, STFC and/or the MTC to potentially boost R&D, productivity and growth.

Potential ideas and solutions to the identified business challenges

Future technical business problem solving

What is the eligibility Criteria? To be eligible for funding you must:

Be a UK based business of any size registered at Companies House

• Have a manufacturing base for the relevant product in the UK or provide the relevant service in the UK

• Intend to exploit the results in the UK

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