Meet the experts at Sensors & Instrumentation Live

As well as finding the instrumentation you need, Sensors & Instrumentation Live offers a prime opportunity to grow your business in the new Enterprise Hub.

Representatives from key engineering institutions and organisations will give a series of invaluable presentations, giving you an insight into topics including funding, training, apprenticeships, business engagement, Industry 4.0 and IoT. Taking place on 25 and 26 September 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, Sensors & Instrumentation Live is free to attend and your free ticket gets you access to the talks in the Enterprise Hub, Engineering Symposium and Innovation in Action. You can register now at: 

The full programme for the Sensors & Instrumentation Live Enterprise Hub is below.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Session 1: 11:15 – 12:00

“Sensor City – Inside a Global Innovation Hub”

Daniel Watson provides an introduction to Sensor City. Topics covered in his seminar will include:

  • Sensor City’s in-house laboratory facilities and technical expertise
  • Case study examples of sensor and IoT lab projects
  • Future plans and technology developments
  • Collaborative opportunities

Daniel Watson, Head of Engineering, Sensor City

Session 2: 12:00 – 12:45

“Innovation for a safer future; the Defence and Security Accelerator”

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity.

Andrew Peaty will describe how innovators can work with DASA and what they are looking for in applications for funding. He will also present the current competitions being run by DASA and give an overview of the likely future calls.

Andrew Peaty, Innovation Partner, The Defence and Security Accelerator

Session 3: 12:45 – 13:30

“An introduction to apprenticeship and technician qualifications”

Dan Canty, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET), will be providing an introduction to apprenticeship and technician qualifications. He will give details of where to access information and support about the qualifications. Canty will also be outlining how the IET supports engineering apprentices, providers and employers.

Dan Canty, Accreditation & Awards Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Session 4: 13:45 – 14:30

“Discover how quantum theory is driving the development of more accurate, faster and portable technologies”

Julian Moore, University of Birmingham’s Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM), will be explaining how quantum theory is driving the development of more accurate, faster and portable technologies.

CIAMM offers pre-funded assistance to help SMEs solve quality-related challenges through advanced inspection and measurement, enabling them to realise their new product aspirations. It delivers support by providing access to specialist expertise, world-class facilities and a wide network of collaborative partners.

Julian Moore, Business Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham’s Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM)

Thursday 26 September 2019

Session 1: 11:15 – 12:00

“‘Making It Happen’ – A view from UK manufacturing and the challenges and choices that lie ahead”

Charlotte Horobin will provide an overview of Make UK’s research into how the sector is faring in these challenging times and will explore some of the key hurdles that need to be capitalised on, turning them into opportunities such as skills, productivity and export.

Charlotte Horobin, Membership Director – Midlands & East of England, Make UK

Session 2: 12:00 – 12:40

“Enhancing the impact of research through business engagement”

The vision of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is to make the UK recognised as the place where the most creative researchers can deliver world-leading engineering and physical sciences research by working within the UK academic research ecosystem and the R&D base within business. EPSRC supports novel underpinning research in sensors and instrumentation that advances a number of application areas, including aerospace, healthcare, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and infrastructure. Andy Lawrence will highlight the breadth of the research portfolio and highlight any future opportunities that could help to support both new emerging markets and established industries within EPSRC’s strategy for business engagement.

Andy Lawrence,  Head of Engineering, EPSRC

Session 3: 12:45 – 13:30

“Sensors in the IIoT and the Smart Factory”

Joe Lomako, TÜV SÜD, will provide an overview of how sensor technology has, and continues to, change industry, in particular the connected factory. Lomako’s seminar will cover the benefits, but also the challenges including cybersecurity.

Joe Lomako, Business Development Manager – IOT Products, TÜV SÜD

Session 4: 14:30 – 15:15

“Industry 4.0 – What, Why, How?”

Scott Pepper, GAMBICA, will be focusing on trying to make sense of the hype around industry 4.0 and what it means for SMEs. Plus Pepper will take a quick look at where to turn to for support in employing industry 4.0 technologies.

Scott Pepper, Sector Head – Process Instrumentation & Control, GAMBICA

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