Aerospace Innovation Showcase: Manufacturing Automation & Robotics

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Start: Tuesday Jun 18 2024 9:00AM
End: Tuesday Jun 18 2024 5:00PM
Location: The Oculus, WMG, University of Warwick

About this event

This event is delivered in collaboration with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC).  

This showcase will present market-leading innovations and learnings gathered in collaborative R&D projects, bringing together experts, innovators and adopters in manufacturing automation and robotics technologies with a view towards supporting the aerospace rate ramp-up.

Attendees can expect engaging panels, informative project showcases, inspiring innovator pitches and ample networking opportunities, all geared towards sparking meaningful collaborations and driving the industry forward.

We have an exciting set of panellists now confirmed including:

  • John Marshall, Assembly Automation Strategy Lead, Airbus
  • Neil Webster, Head of R&D, Safran
  • Christopher Brown, Head of Technology and Industrial Engineering, ITP Aero
  • Alun Reece, Managing Director, Loop Technologies
  • Neil Tolson, Business Controller, SKF
  • Warwick Spearing, Manufacturing Director, Technicut
  • with others also set to join.


09:00-09:30 – Arrival, Networking & Coffee

09:30-09:50 – Welcome, Opening Remarks

09:50-10:45 – Opening Panel: Setting the Challenge. With: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran, ITP Aero

10:45-12:00 – Innovator Pitches

12:00-13:00 – Lunch & Networking

13:00-14:45 – Project Showcases. With: Airbus, Safran, Rolls-Royce, Loop Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, WMG

15:00-15:30 – Supply Chain Panel: Meeting the Challenge. With: Loop Technologies, SKF, Technicut

15:30-16:15 – Enabler Panel: Supporting Sector Transformation. With: Aerospace Technology Institute ATI, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Manufacturing Technologies Centre

16:15-16:30 – Closing Remarks

16:30-17:00 – Networking

The event will showcase innovation and create a forum to discuss:

  • What are the key industry challenges related to rate ramp up and how can automation and robotics help meet these?
  • What OEM requirements do suppliers need to be aware of?
  • What are leading examples of innovation, from capabilities across the supply chain to existing collaborative projects demonstrating the art of the possible?
  • What are the key industry projects and shared learnings?
  • Where and how does the industry need to come together to adopt these technologies?

If you would like to attend the Showcase, please register your interest below.

Please note, places for this event are limited and we expect demand to be high. We will confirm attendance on an ongoing basis; in case of oversubscription, we will be operating a waitlist.

This Showcase is delivered by the ATI Hub in collaboration with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.