The Connected Business Community 4.0 - Service Based Economy - 19th November 2015

Sign up here The-connected-business-community-4.0 2015 - 19th November - The Connected Business Community 4.0 Service Based Economy This is the third in a series of SMECluster events which kicked off in 2011. The previous events where: 2011 - 17th November - Cloud Computing and Factory Automation Taking Business into the Next Generation 2013 - 14th November - Taking advantage of the Connected Business Community

This event will look at what Industry 4.0 means and what it has to offer to the UK. It brings you the latest trends in technology with top Industrial Organisations like Tata Steel and Balluff UK presenting their vision on Industry 4.0.

There will also be a focus on the growth of "Wearables", the continuous developments of "Big Data" and the rise of the "Semi-Autonomous Robots" in industry.
We showcase the latest technologies for virtual / augmented reality and the types of hardware hitting the marketplace.
The European Commission continues to develop the SME Marketplace through funding streams in the New H2020 Calls for 2015/16.
So find out how you could take advantage of 75-100% funding available to most Businesses. We will have key representation from the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) giving you an insight to what's available to Businesses who are interested in expanding their horizons.

The Connected Business Community 4.0 - Service Based Economy - 19th November 2015

GB – Gash Bhullar       - Sematronix Limited – Managing Director
PD – Paul Davies         - Tata Steel – Automation Systems Development Engineer
RS – Russell Smith      - Balluff Limited – Automotive Industry Manager
GG – Geraint Green     - WEFO – Head of Research and Innovation / H2020 Unit
SC – Stuart Campbell   - ICE – CEO / Secretary General Big Data Value Association
SO – Simon Osborne    - Control 2K Limited – Technical Director
RN – Richard Nurse      - Control 2K Limited – Control Systems Engineer
CP – Colin Piddington    - Control 2K Limited – Senior Consultant
MC – Martyn Cherrington Knowledge Transfer Manager - Applied Technology

Venue:   The Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT, South Wales UK.

We have a relaxed approach to the day and kick off from 8:30am with Breakfast Rolls and Coffee ready on your arrival. The line-up of the day is as follows:

9.00am    Industry 4.0 presentations
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome                                                                                 – GB
09:05 – 09:20 What is Industry 4.0 and what does it offer to the UK Economy?   – GB
09:20 – 09:35 TATA Steel – A Business I4.0 Viewpoint                                      – PD
09:20 – 09:35 Balluff Limited – A Second I4.0 Business Viewpoint                      – RS

10.20am Coffee Break

10.30am Future Trend Presentations
10:30 – 10:45 Semi-Autonomous Robots the safety implications                         – RN 
10:45 – 11:00 Cloud / FOG Computing – CREMA Project                                     – SO/SC
11:00 – 11:10 Big Data and what it really means for Business                             – SC
11:10 – 11:20 The Growth of Strategic Business planning (FLEXINET/ FITMAN)     – CP
11:20 – 11:30 Cyber Physical Systems - ‘Wearables’ and New Innovations          – GB

11.30am Coffee Break

11:40am Exploring the Portal for Open Calls
11:40 – 11:55 INDUSTRY 2020 IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CALL                      – GB/SC
11:55 – 12:10 How to find other relevant calls for Industrial Leadership              – GB/SC
12:10 – 12:20 WEFO / KTN Funding Opportunities                                            – GG / MC
12:20 – 12:30 Question and Answer session                                                    – GB/ALL 

12.30pm Buffet lunch

13.15pm Informal Demonstrations & Workshops

  • We have a number of areas set up demonstrations of the technologies presented in the morning
  • Networking opportunities and Partner finding for EU Calls

3.30pm Finish


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