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Digital 4 Manufacturing: Start here

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 from 08:30 to 14:30 (GMT)

Sheffield, United Kingdom

There’s a lot of talk right now about how digital technologies and approaches can transform manufacturing - robotics & automation, the “internet of things”, augmented/virtual reality, “Industry 4.0”. It is becoming clear that when implemented well these can help manufacturers to realise a more productive, prosperous future. Smaller companies in particular are central to realising this “fourth industrial revolution”. However, knowing where to start is not easy, and your budget may be tight.

On 28th February, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC; part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will cut through the hype to bring you a no nonsense, jargon-free guide to this revolution, and introduce the support and funding that is out there to help – for instance via Innovate UK.

In particular we’ll demonstrate some of the most easily accessible technologies which any business could implement now, and highlight some of the key benefits – for instance:

  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Digitally assisted assembly
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics & automation

Who should attend?

We are looking to attract SME manufacturers from all sectors, along with SME providers of digital, automation & robotics solutions.

Please contact if you have any queries about whether this event would be suitable for you to attend.


The venue for this event is the AMRC’s newest development, Factory 2050in Sheffield.

Outline agenda

08.45 Registration

09.10 Introduction & overview

09.30 Technology demo/workshop session 1-3

10.45 Tea & coffee

11.10 Technology demo/workshop session 4-5

12.00 Overview of funding & support available

12.30 Lunch, networking and opportunity to talk with KTN/AMRC staff

15.00 CLOSE

Cost £25 (to cover lunch)

Register here -