This event is to showcase the facilities and expertise of Cranfield University and in particular how SMEs can get involved with the University and benefit from a meaningful collaboration to help them grow their business.

There will be plenty of opportunity for Networking with manufacturing colleagues from across the region

There will be a series of short presentations (10mins or less) where academics from manufacturing facilities across the University can ‘show’ their wares, talk about possible collaboration opportunities and provide examples of previous successes with SMEs.

Introduction plus 9 presenters.

Additionally the event will introduce the IMAGE grants available to Manufacturing SMEs

The IMAGE project, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, has been established as a gateway for regional SMEs to link with the capabilities and facilities available within local universities through a number of routes;

• Research and development
• Bespoke training
• Consultancy
• Specialised events and workshops

The aim of IMAGE is to help small and medium businesses, in the SEMLEP area, grow through research and innovation. Manufacturing businesses accessing the programme will be able to get advice from leading academics on how to turn ideas into new products and services and receive access to world-leading research facilities, enabling them to test and develop new products.

This programme is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund and it is subject to eligibility checks.

Location and travel details

Building 30 – OpEx Studio - Cranfield University.

Who should attend

Manufacturing SMEs in the SEMLEP region.


Free to attend