Manufacturing is critical to the wellbeing of the West Midlands and there is a proud tradition of innovation in this area. By bringing together manufacturers, including SMEs, academics, public sector and support organisation we have an opportunity to build an even stronger innovation capability.
Our focus is on collaboration and exploring ways to advance manufacturing through the development of new products, services and business models, as well as sharing insights on the technologies, processes and know-how used to deliver value to customers. The strength of the group comes in part from its insights across multiple sectors, including those involved in automotive, aerospace and rail, along with their extensive supply chains.
We also work together to influence the strategies, policies and operational ingredients needed to maximise the benefits from a strong manufacturing base in the region.
Our Manufacturing Lead is Liz McArdle, Innovation Manager at WMG, University of Warwick; our Aerospace Lead is Andrew Mair, Chief Executive at Midlands Aerospace Alliance; and our Rail Lead is Jenny Illingsworth, Manager of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at University of Birmingham.
We recently launched our first ever Innovative Manufacturing Working Group! You can find details of the upcoming and past events below. If you’d like more information, please email: E.McArdle@warwick.ac.uk
Chair: Jason Aldridge, Managing Director at Arrowsmith Engineering.
UPCOMING AND PAST MANUFACTURING WORKING GROUP EVENTS
Innovative Manufacturing Working Group: Attracting and Developing the Manufacturing Workforce for the Future – 21st June 2022
IMWG & MAA: Adoption and Adaption of Additive Manufacturing in Different Industry Sectors – 8th February 2022
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