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.

Event Programme

Information will be available here soon.

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)


Free to attend