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Top businesses talk ‘Industry 4.0’ at Manchester Metropolitan
Published:  24 January, 2019

Some of the world’s biggest businesses — such as Siemens, Bosch Rexroth and Airbus — will gather at Manchester Metropolitan University next week to discuss and advance the digital revolution known as Industry 4.0.

The University’s own Print City is hosting ‘Industry 4.0 in Action’, a day of talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities centred around how the internet and connected devices are already transforming the way we live, work and do business.

The event will enable students, researchers and members of the public to explore potential graduate opportunities, to find out what skill-sets big companies are looking for in an increasingly digital market, and to discover what working for these innovative companies is like.

Visitors will be able to interact with renowned researchers in technology and business from Manchester Metropolitan, and with representatives from leading companies, all of whom are at the forefront of using new digital tools to boost business and improve everyone’s daily lives and be able to hear from a panel of industry experts how their companies are engaging with Industry 4.0, and how we can train talent for the new technology landscape.

Keynote speaker and panellist Janette Kohte, who is the ‘Internet of Things’ Solution Architect at Bosch Rexroth, will share her unique experiences and knowledge of digital industry.

Representatives from Print City, Manchester Metropolitan’s dedicated advanced 3D printing and digital manufacturing hub, which can produce virtually anything through additive manufacturing, and is open to both researchers and industry will be available.

As well as Siemens, Bosch Rexroth and Airbus, there will also be representatives from Dell, Rolls Royce, Autodesk, Digital Catapult, Emerson, and more.

The event is open to anyone who is interested in Industry 4.0, whether you are from business, industry, academia, or a member of the public. It will take place on 28 January in the John Dalton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University.