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The theme for 2018: Digital Engineering

Manufacturing 2075 is a one-day symposium focusing on the long term global manufacturing challenges.

The event will start with a set of keynotes from manufacturing thought leaders, social science experts, educationists and technology innovators followed by a series of brainstorming sessions to capture delegate imaginations. We will publish a post-symposium report to stimulate a long-term manufacturing research and education debate in the UK and around the world.

There will also be a future technology exhibition related to the future of manufacturing. Our sponsors, technology providers, research groups and professional organisations are invited to participate in the exhibition, showcasing their latest, emerging or future potential technology solutions to the challenges of Manufacturing to stimulate delegate thinking. If you are interested in exhibiting at the event please contact us.

It promises to be a truly thought provoking and unique atmosphere and Cranfield hopes you can join us for this inaugural global forum, exploring Manufacturing 2075.

For more background on the event and to see presentations and images from previous events please visit the Manufacturing 2075 event homepage.

Delegates will also be able to participate virtually by live web stream. There will be an option on the registration form to register for virtual viewing.

View presentations and videos from past Manufacturing 2075 events.

Download the 2017 Manufacturing 2075 report.

Download the 2018 Manufacturing 2075 flyer.

Call for Sponsors.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Mark Girolami, Chair of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London & Programme Director, Alan Turing Institute.

Brian Holliday, Managing Director, Digital Factory, Siemens plc.

Professor Robert J. Young , Director of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre, Lancaster University.

Professor Dale Russell, Visiting Professor, School of Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art.

Professor Didier Dumur, President CIRP

Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-VC, University of Nottingham.

Nick Wright, Digital Manufacturing Sector Lead, Digital Catapult.

Professor Paul Theron, Atkins-Cranfield Professor of Cyber-Secure Engineering Systems and Processes, Head of the Manufacturing Informatics research centre, Cranfield University.

Live Stream

Join us via live web stream to participate in an annual symposium discussing the long-term future of manufacturing. The symposium will start with a set of keynotes from manufacturing thought leaders, social science experts, educationists and technology innovators followed by a series of brainstorming sessions to capture delegate imaginations. We shall publish a post-symposium report to stimulate a long-term manufacturing research and education debate in the UK and around the world.

Watch via Live Stream.



Event Programme

Preliminary programme:


08:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome by Professor Helen Atkinson,Pro-Vice-Chancellor - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University
09:10-09:20 Setting the scene by Professor Rajkumar Roy, Head of Cranfield Manufacturing
Automation, design and human factors
09:20-09:40 Professor Didier Dumur, President CIRP
09:40-10:00 Professor Dale Russell, Royal College of Art
10:00-10:20 Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham
10:20-10:35 Discussion with the Speakers
10:35-11:00 Coffee Break, Networking and Technology Exhibition
Digital manufacturing and security
11:00-11:20 Brian Holiday, Managing Director for Digital Factory, Siemens
11:20-11:40 Nick Wright, Lead of Digital Manufacturing, Digital Catapult
11:40-12:00 Professor Paul Theron, Head of Manufacturing Informatics Centre, Cranfield University
12:00-12:15 Discussion with the Speakers
12:15-13:15 Lunch Break, Networking and Technology Exhibition
Data-centric Engineering, AI and Quantum Technology
13:20-13:40 Professor Mark Girolami, Programme Director for Alan Turing Institute & Imperial College
13:40-14:00 Professor Robert Young, Director of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre
14:00-14:15 Discussion with the Speakers
14:15-15:15 Brainstorming Workshop Sessions: • Digital future for manufacturing and business • Future challenges in digital technology and security • Educational challenges in the digital era • Lifestyle changes – A day in 2075
15:20-16:00 Brainstorming Session Presentations and Concluding Remarks by Professor Rajkumar Roy

Travel information

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)

Cost

Free to attend