The theme for 2019: Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Manufacturing 2075 is a one-day symposium focusing on 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 delegates' 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.

The event 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 and to see presentations and images from previous events please visit the Manufacturing 2075 event home page.

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.

Keynote speakers

Professor Richard Herrington, Head of Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum.

Professor Fiona Charnley, Associate Professor of Circular Economy, University of Exeter

Dr.Andy Clifton, Global Sustainability Manager, Rolls-Royce


Dr Evi Petavratzi, Senior Mineral Commodity Geologist, British Geological Survey

Professor Steven Yearley, Professor of the Scoiology of Scientific Knowledge, the University of Edinburgh

Cynthia Adu, Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Smart

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 delegates' 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.



Event programme

08:30-09:00 Registration
Tea, coffee and pastries
09:00-09:10 Welcome by Professor Sir Peter Gregson Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University
09:10 - 09:20 Setting the scene, Professor Mark Jolly
Professor and Director of Manufacturing, Cranfield University
09:20 - 09:40 Professor Fiona Charnley
Associate Professor of Circular Economy, University of Exeter
'Creating Value from a Circular Economy in the Digital Age'
09:40 - 10:00 Professor Richard Herrington
Head of Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum
'potential shortfalls in resourcing the circular economy'
10:00 - 10:20 Professor Steven Yearley
Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, The University of Edinburgh
'Making policies and incentives for the circular economy socially robust'
10:20 - 10:35 Discussion with speakers
Q&A
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Networking and Technology Exhibition
11:00 - 12:00 Brainstorming workshop session A
The vision of the younger generation for a sustainable world (LR 2)
Opportunities for Digital Sustainability (LR 3)
The role of Engineering Education in the design of sustainable future (LR 4)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
Networking and Technology Exhibition
13:00 - 13:10 Workshop outcomes - briefing by session A leaders
13:10 - 13:30 Dr. Andy Clifton
Sustainability Manager, Rolls-Royce
'Sustainable transport and power for a low carbon society'
13:30 - 13:50 Dr Evi Petavratzi
Senior Mineral Commodity Geologist, British Geological Survey
Connecting the dots – supply chain convergence for future manufacturing
13:50 - 14:10 Cynthia Adu
Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Smart
'Designing a circular business model from paper mill industrial by-products'
14:10 - 14:25 Discussion with speakers and workshop leaders (Q&A)
14:30 - 15:30 Brainstorming Workshop Sessions B
Lifestyle changes – A day in 2075 (LR 2)
Net zero emissions in manufacturing: challenges and opportunities (LR 3)
The prospects for Circular Economy in Transportation Systems (LR 4)
15:30-15:45 Workshop outcomes - briefing by session B leaders
15:45-16:00 Concluding remarks by Professor Mark Jolly

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.