Polymer Innovation Network: The Rise of the Machines! Myth Busting Automation

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Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 - 18:15 to 20:30

Polymer Innovation Network: The Rise of the Machines! Myth Busting Automation




International Institute for Product and Service Innovation
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

‘The rise of the machines! …. myth busting Automation’

Automation is a cornerstone of the UK's industrial strategy and seen as the cure-all to fix everything; from the productivity gap, to Brexit and our on-going skills and wages crisis. But.... "what does Automation actually mean?" "What is achievable and what is coming next?" "How might I use 'the rise of machines' to my advantage?"

For those new to the Polymer Innovation Network (PIN), it's part of our wider Digital Manufacturing Network, for all users, makers and processors of plastic and has successfully brought this important community together to help bridge the gap between industry and R&D.

Based at WMG's impressive International Institute for Product and Service Innovation PIN now boats over 500 members. 

Find out about the latest materials research from WMG, current industry trends and future technologies, whilst meeting and collaborating with other like-minded businesses and colleagues from the WMG SME Group. 

As usual, we invite expressions of interest from those who would like to deliver a two-minute PIN 'hotshot' talk on a particular product or service of their choice, related to the event theme. 


  • 6.15pm Arrival and registration, food and drinks
  • 6.45pm Welcome and Introduction, Dr Paul Milne, WMG
  • 6.50pm Industry Speaker (To be confirmed)
  • 7.10pm Guest Speaker (To be confirmed)
  • 7.25pm PIN Hotshots - We will feature up to six hotshots (five, two minute presentations with Q&A)
  • 7.40pm WMG SME Group Updates (events, products and services)
  • 7.45pm Networking
  • 8.30pm Close

Please contact Julian Moore, Marketing and Business Engagement Manager, to find out more or reserve your hotshot talk. Email: julian.moore@warwick.ac.uk or call 02476 574 299.

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