Digital Engineering Workshop – Gaining benefit through digitalisation

29 March 2021

Digital Engineering (DE) is the application of digital tools and smart technologies to the value chains of business. With rapid technology development, industries move forward to the era of digitalisation, it transforms product design, manufacturing, and in-service operation. Adoption of digitalisation can deliver significant benefit, such as increased performance and efficiency of industrial operations. As part of a series of applied research events in Advanced Manufacturing by the GBSIoT (Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology) and supported by the Local Growth Fund (project SURGE), this 2nd DE workshop on Gaining Benefit Through Digitalisation, aims to hear the voice of, and real examples from, industry and academia on the challenges of digitalisation and how it can help industry to gain benefits.

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09:45 Welcome

Prof Yuchun Xu, Aston University

09:50 GBSIoT Overview 

Prof David Webb, Aston University

10:00 Benefitting from 3D Manufacturing Simulation

Steve Morris, VisualComponents

10:30 Enterprise Digital Twin – Preparing for an Uncertain World 

Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services 

11:00 BREAK

11.15 Digitalisation Across the Sector: The Current State, Barriers and Opportunities 

Charlotte Horobin, MAKE UK

11.45 Digital Tools for Smart Design, Remanufacturing and Maintenance 

Prof Yuchun Xu, Aston University

12:00 Deployment of Smart Manufacturing in Automotive Industry Through Partnership 

Dr Shereen Fouad, Birmingham City University

12:15 Digital Engineering: Handle with Care

Dr Nelly Bencomo, Aston University

12:30 Digitalization of Manufacturing Processes: An Action Research Project 

Prof Ben Clegg and Dr Donato Masi, Aston University

12:45 Wrap up and close

Who should attend?

Industrialists particularly from SMEs intending to embrace Digital Engineering and adopt digitalisation to empower their product design, manufacturing and business operations; academics intending to pursue research in Digital Engineering and understand the challenges and practice from industry. 


The workshop will be hosted online and full joining instructions sent to all attendees in advance of the event.

This workshop is delivered in partnership with the STEM UP initiative. STEM UP works with local residents in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area to help them gain new Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM), Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) and soft skills. We may contact you with additional forms. 

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