The InterAct Network is built on the foundation of developing relationships between stakeholders from the academic, manufacturing, and digital technology sectors. That’s why we’re committed to running numerous events over the next three years to bring together our community as we share knowledge, build partnerships, and fund projects to pioneer new human insights for industry.

You can view all our upcoming events and webinars below.

Future of Digital Manufacturing Ecosystems – Discovery Day: Vitsoe

Date: 28 September 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Vitsoe Ltd (HQ & production building)Old Warwick Road, Royal Leamington Spa, England, CV31 3NT

Our partners Make UK are spearheading the effort to broaden the appeal of manufacturing careers and build excitement around the industry with National Manufacturing Day, taking place on Thursday 28th September. It is a day for companies to open their doors and create a national celebration of manufacturing.

InterAct, as a Made Smarter Innovation funded network, will be joining this effort again this year with our second Discovery Day event, focused on the Future of Digtial Manufacturing Ecosystems. We’ll be discussing the importance of this research, showcasing the visions and scenarios the team have developed, workshopping new ideas and putting it all into context with a tour of the Vitsoe Ltd. production facility to showcase their longevity focused, sustainable approach to supply chains and manufacturing.

Vitsoe is a furniture manufacturing business, with production based in Leamington Spa. For more than 60 years it has been Vitsœ’s goal to make long-living furniture. Vitsœ’s products are designed as true systems with high-quality specification and finishes to ensure flexibility, adaptability, durability and therefore, longevity.

InterAct Conference 2023

Date: 3 October 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: The IET Savoy Place, The Strand, London
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As we embark on the next stage of our industrial evolution, digitalisation will shape the future of our economy, manufacturing ecosystem, and workplace. Digital technologies can enable us to create the future we want and move beyond consumption driven economic growth.

Our challenge is to create a digital manufacturing future that meets our net-zero ambitions, whilst being resilient and productive. Thus, ensuring that everyone has the things that they need, at a price that they can afford, without damaging the environment or society.

To create the digital manufacturing future we want, we first need to know how that can be achieved, we need to explore the possible and work together to realise these goals. In order to combine our expertise from the broadest range of perspectives around this common goal, we need to InterAct.

Join us at the IET Savoy Place, The Strand, London on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 to take part in our conference and become part of the movement for change.

Women in Manufacturing: Changing perceptions

Date: 31 October 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Coventry
Women in Manufacturing

Although women represent almost half of the labour force in the United Kingdom, they account for only 26% of all workers in the manufacturing sector. We want to do something about this.

The Women in Manufacturing initiative are bringing together a fantastic group of people who are passionate about promoting women’s representation and progress in the field. Join us for an inspiring day filled with discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

This is an inclusive event for everyone with an interest in shifting the balance of women in manufacturing.

Themes and topics include:

• Creating a fair and inclusive work environment

• Fostering connections and mentorship opportunities

• Building presence and supporting peers on social media

• Digital technologies for improving diversity in UK manufacturing

• Overcoming imposter syndrome in the workplace