Industry 4.0 Academia to take place with Industry 4.0 Summit
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Posted to News on 28th Nov 2017, 14:40

Industry 4.0 Academia to take place with Industry 4.0 Summit

In response to game-changing technologies that are set to transform the global manufacturing sector, The University of Manchester has announced a 'unique academic conference' to showcase the latest science and engineering behind this disruptive phenomenon. Professor Paulo Bartolo and Dr Carl Diver, from The University of Manchester, have jointly announced Industry 4.0 Academia, which will run in collaboration with the Industry 4.0 Summit in 2018.

Industry 4.0 Academia to take place with Industry 4.0 Summit

The summit is said to be the first of its kind dedicated to Industry 4.0, a term that describes a series of innovations that are changing the way products are made, including: adoption of digital technologies and the internet-of-things; optimising big data; improved communication; greater automation; the arrival of next-generation robots and collaborative robots (cobots); and the application of 3D printing on an even bigger scale.

Dr Carl Diver, a manufacturing expert form Manchester's School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, states: "We are seeing the first wave of the next revolution in manufacturing. It promises to bring a series of disruptive technologies and has been called the 'fourth industrial revolution' or 'Industry 4.0' for short.

"In response we are announcing a unique academic conference on Industry 4.0 that will be held in the birthplace of the first Industrial Revolution - this conference will bring together the leading academic and industry experts under one roof in Manchester.

"It will be an opportunity for deeper engagement around the direction that Industry 4.0 is taking and a chance for industrialists and academics to get together and identify areas that offer opportunities for cutting edge research - including commercialisation.

"We will have renowned keynote academic speakers coming to Manchester to discuss their vision of Industry 4.0."

The University of Manchester has one of the largest manufacturing academic groups in the country, with expertise in all aspects of manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

This academic conference, being led by the University, follows the success of Manchester's partnership with the inaugural Industry 4.0 Summit held earlier in 2017. The 2018 event, which will be held over two days (28 February and 1 March), promises to be even bigger and better.

In support of the academic conference, Professor Paulo Bartolo and Dr Carl Diver have made a call for abstracts, which are summaries of academic papers that will be relevant to Industry 4.0.

Follow the links for more information about Industry 4.0 Academia and Industry 4.0 Summit.

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