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Time & Location

Thursday 28th Sept 2023 - 9:00am-3:45pm

Old Warwick Road Royal Leamington Spa CV31 3NT

About the event

The InterAct team, in collaboration with Make UK and Midlands Engine have developed a research project known as the ‘Future of Digital Manufacturing Ecosystems’. The project aims to identify the 'Vision 2040' for the UK manufacturing industry and develop digital roadmaps to support the transition.

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.

Vitsœ stands for the inordinate power of good design in everything they do: designing thoughtfully, responsibly and intelligently for the company, the furniture and the many people who share a profound interest in all of our tomorrows.

How we will be involved with National Manufacturing Day:

09:00 - Arrival and coffee

09:10 - Introduction and structure of the day

09:15 - Factory tours

10:00 - Introduction and objective setting

10:45 - Insights from Vitsoe

11:30 - Future of Digital Manufacturing Ecosystems talk

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Workshop: 'Digital Future of Manufacturing Ecosystems' – ‘Creating the future we want to see’

15:30 - Concluding talk


Contact: Will Blackshaw

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