The Future of UK Manufacturing

Start date: 16 April 2024
End date: 17 April 2024
All-day event
Location: Cutlers' Hall, 7-15 Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HG

At this event, the manufacturing research and innovation community will look ahead to future research priorities, investment areas and opportunities to support the growth of a resilient, industrially sustainable and balanced UK economy. Participants will be revisiting the developments in this area throughout the last decade – since the publication of the 2013 Manufacturing Foresight Report.

With leading figures from Government, academia, innovation agencies and industry attendees will:

  • Review the current successes, opportunities and challenges for UK manufacturing in the short, medium and long terms.
  • Understand the connected roles of manufacturing research and innovation in supporting the on-going development of UK manufacturing.
  • Design an approach for ensuring the on-going integration of manufacturing research and innovation activities so that UK manufacturing supports the achievement of net zero targets, delivering sustainable and balanced growth for the UK economy. 

The event will be held across two days at Cutlers Hall in the heart of Sheffield city centre – sessions will include presentations, panel discussions and workshops, with plenty of opportunities for open dialogue and networking. A networking reception and dinner will be held at Cutlers Hall on the evening of 16 April.