Past Events

Engineering Simulation Show 2015

Wednesday 15 April 2015 - Thursday 16 April 2015

Location: The Roundhouse

The Virtual Engineering Centre will be exhibiting and presenting, along with STRIVE project partners (Optis, Bentley Motors, DNA Agile and NAA) at the Engineering Show, Derby Roundhouse on 15th and 16th April 2015. READ MORE

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015

Tuesday 16 June 2015 - Thursday 18 June 2015

Location: Stut

Dr Charles Patchett, Autonomy Specialist at the Virtual Engineering Centre, will be presenting at the prestigious Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015. READ MORE

NAFEMS World Congress 2015

Sunday 21 June 2015 - Wednesday 24 June 2015

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) is at the forefront of modelling, simulation and systems engineering, making NAFEMS World Congress 2015 a perfect fit. READ MORE

TAROS 2015 Exhibition

Tuesday 08 September 2015 - Wednesday 09 September 2015

Location: Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with the latest technology demonstrations, to network with international innovators, future leaders and organisations, and be part of a community seeking the latest developments and applications in intelligent robotics. READ MORE

Advanced Engineering UK Open Conference

Wednesday 04 November 2015 - Thursday 05 November 2015

Location: Birmingham NEC

Advanced Engineering UK: the UK’s largest annual gathering of manufacturers and supply chain READ MORE

SAE AR/VR Symposium

Thursday 05 November 2015 - Friday 06 November 2015

Location: Birmingham NEC

Bringing augmented reality and virtual reality technology to industry. READ MORE

NAFEMS | Improving HPC Adoption in Engineering Simulation

Wednesday 10 February 2016 - Wednesday 10 February 2016

Location: The Place Aparthotel Ducie Street Manchester M1 2TP Tel: +44(0)161 778 7500 Web:

NAFEMS is the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community. The VEC will be delivering an as-yet untitled seminar. READ MORE

(Internal) VEC Supporting Research | Project Presentations

Friday 04 March 2016 - Friday 04 March 2016

Location: VEC@Liverpool

Internal event for the VEC to present to the University of Liverpool's School of Engineering. READ MORE

LivWISE drop-in session | International Women's Day

Tuesday 08 March 2016 - Tuesday 08 March 2016

Location: VEC@Liverpool, Harrison Hughes Building, Brownlow Hill

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) is co-hosting a LivWiSE (Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering) event on International Women's Day. READ MORE

NASA Simulation Exploration Experience 2016

Monday 21 March 2016 - Wednesday 23 March 2016

Location: VEC@Liverpool

Annual NASA-led simulation event, where teams from Universities across the world integrate live to visualise a future lunar colony. READ MORE

HS2 Supply Chain North West Regional Roadshow

Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Tuesday 10 May 2016

Location: World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool

The NW event designed to allow potential suppliers to HS2 to hear more about the various work packages. READ MORE

Doing Business with Sensor City: Focus on Automotive and Land Transport

Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Tuesday 10 May 2016

Location: Training and Conference Centre, Liverpool

Sensor City interactive workshop exploring sensor capabilities and developments applied to the automotive/ land transport sector READ MORE

IET Celebration of Engineering| Hosted by STFC

Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Wednesday 25 May 2016

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Lecture sessions on STFC and VEC research and applied programmes followed by a guided tour to a number of high-tech laboratories and test sites. READ MORE

Digital Engineering and Test Centre APC Spoke Launch Event

Thursday 16 June 2016 - Thursday 16 June 2016

Location: The Broadcast Centre, Here East, 3 Lesney Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

APC Spoke Launch Event @Loughborough University London READ MORE

The Ethical Roboticist | University of Liverpool 'Robotics in Society' Public Lecture Series

Monday 27 June 2016 - Monday 27 June 2016

Location: Victoria Gallery and Museum

Explore the ethics of robotics in the first of a new series of free public lectures on 'Robotics in Society', featuring Professor Alan Winfield. READ MORE

Industrial Perspectives on the Verification & Validation of Autonomous Systems Workshop

Friday 01 July 2016 - Friday 01 July 2016

Location: Pam Liversidge Building, Mappin St, Sheffield

This EPSRC and Innovate UK- related workshop will showcase the Verification and Validation (V&V) challenges that industrial colleagues are facing as they look to introduce greater autonomy into their products/sectors/services. READ MORE

Daresbury Open Week | Corporate Day

Tuesday 05 July 2016 - Tuesday 05 July 2016

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus is opening its doors during the Daresbury Open Week. As part of this there will be an invitation-only Corporate Day. READ MORE

Daresbury Open Week | Open Day

Saturday 09 July 2016 - Saturday 09 July 2016


Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus is opening its doors during the Daresbury Open Week. As part of this there will be a free public Open Day. READ MORE

Verification and Validation for Autonomous Road Vehicles

Friday 04 November 2016

Location: The University of Liverpool London Campus

This workshop is organised together with C-CAV (Center for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles) and will be held in London at the University of Liverpool London campus on Friday 4th November 2016. READ MORE

Sensor City host Sensors & Decision Automation at the Edge

Thursday 24 November 2016

Location: IC1, Liverpool Science Park

At this event we will showcase an industry use case with an innovative North-West OEM, and also provide a hands-on demo for non-technies to start building your own IoT applications on live sensor data using a Raspberry Pi. This event is sponsored and presented by XpertRule Software Ltd ( and will be followed by drinks and networking. READ MORE

Campus Technology Hub Innovation Showcase

Tuesday 29 November 2016 - Tuesday 29 November 2016

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory

The Campus Technology Hub (CTH) at Sci-Tech Daresbury is opening it’s doors to the business community, individuals and entrepreneurs who require valuable support to develop their technology business or product on 29th November 2016. READ MORE

Applying Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to Industrial Challenges - Workshop

Wednesday 30 November 2016 - Wednesday 30 November 2016

Location: Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire

Do you have R&D problems that traditional CFD or solid mechanics can’t solve? Do you want to take advantage of the latest techniques which could provide valuable insight that you can use to improve products and services? READ MORE

LCR4.0 Launch Event

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Location: ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock

LCR4.0 is helping to transform manufacturing in the Liverpool City Region – don’t miss your chance to be a part it. READ MORE

Insider's Made in Merseyside Breakfast

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Location: Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Princess Drive, Liverpool

Insider is to bring together leading manufacturers from across the Liverpool City Region to tackle challenges affecting their industry. Insider’s Made in Merseyside breakfast will explore the opportunities open to manufacturers and advanced manufacturers in Merseyside – from growth through exports to scientific breakthroughs. READ MORE

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2017)

Monday 09 January 2017 - Friday 13 January 2017

Location: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX, USA

AIAA SciTech Forum is THE convener of the most original perspectives, curator of the most essential research information, and catalyst for the most stimulating idea exchange in the aerospace field, delivering ingenuity and innovation in aerospace sciences for more than 50 years. READ MORE

NAA Networking Event: What can the Advanced Propulsion Centre do for you?

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Location: Daresbury Innovation Centre, Keckwick Ln, Daresbury, Warrington

This is the must attend event for anyone wanting to engage with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), and the APC is coming to you… READ MORE

Virtual Reality Open Day

Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Monday 30 January 2017


The Digital Engineering and Test Centre, on behalf of Majenta Solutions, is delighted to invite you to the Virtual Reality Open Day which will be held on 3 separate dates at 3 different locations. READ MORE

What can the Advanced Propulsion Centre do for you?

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Location: STFC Laboratory, Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Warrington

by Northern Automotive Alliance This is the must attend event for anyone wanting to engage with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), and the APC is coming to you… READ MORE

Business Breakfast Networking - January

Friday 27 January 2017

Location: The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire

Between 8am-9:30am Sci Tech Daresbury will become a fantastic oppoortunity for businesses and SME's to join us for an exciting networking opportunity within the Innovation Centre. READ MORE

Arab Health Congress Exhibition

Monday 30 January 2017 - Thursday 02 February 2017

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. READ MORE

Architectures for Electrified Vehicles

Wednesday 01 February 2017 - Thursday 02 February 2017

Location: STFC, Daresbury Sci Tech Park, Keckwick Ln, Daresbury, Warrington

There are many architectural options for the electrification of vehicle propulsion systems leading to an increasing diversity of product propositions for the customer. This presentation will explain and compare the main architectures. READ MORE

Health is Wealth 2017 Conference

Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Wednesday 15 February 2017

Location: Hilton Hotel, Liverpool ONE, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool

Transforming health through collaboration: the challenges and opportunities READ MORE

Automated Inspection Technology Systems in Glass Plants

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Location: University of Liverpool, Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

Lecture by Simon Aldred, Senior Technologist, NSG Technical Centre READ MORE

Manufacturing Growth Service event

Wednesday 01 March 2017

Location: Liverpool Science Park

If you are a manufacturing company in the North West you may not be aware that grant funding is available to support your development plans. Sensor City is partnering with the Business Growth Hub and we invite you to join us for breakfast to find out about the new, recently launched Manufacturing Growth Service and how to access funding of £3,000 for growth projects. READ MORE

Tech in Manufacturing with BusinessCloud

Tuesday 07 March 2017

Location: UKFast Campus, Manchester

Join BusinessCloud for its ‘Tech in Manufacturing’ event to hear from leading experts to discuss the future of technology in the industry. READ MORE

UQ&M Study Group (Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool)

Wednesday 08 March 2017 - Friday 10 March 2017

Location: Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool

This event will be the Second UQ&M Study Group with Industry happening in Liverpool between the 8th and 10th March. They are close to finalising the challenges to be looked at during the Study Group READ MORE

Digital Launch Event

Thursday 09 March 2017

Location: 1 Brownlow Street, Liverpool

This event marks the launch of the University-wide theme on the topic of Digital. The day will bring together academics and industrial partners working on a variety of topics relevant for this theme. Please register to attend - the event is free of charge. READ MORE

The First Priority in Manufacturing is Finishing

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Location: Swinton Electro Plating Ltd, Royal Oak Works, Oak Street, Swinton, Manchester

Lecture by Godfrey Evans, Swinton E P and David Elliott, Surface Engineering Association READ MORE

SMART IoT London

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Thursday 16 March 2017

Location: Excel lONDON, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London

Smart IoT London is the premier global IoT conference and exhibition. READ MORE

Business Breakfast Networking - March

Friday 17 March 2017

Location: The Innovation Centre Sci-Tech Daresbury Keckwick Lane Daresbury, Cheshire

Between 8am-9:30am Sci Tech Daresbury will become a fantastic oppoortunity for businesses and SME's to join us for an exciting networking opportunity within the Innovation Centre. READ MORE

Sensor City IoTUK Boost LoRaWAN launch event

Thursday 23 March 2017

Location: Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

The applications are in and the IoTUK Boost Pilot participants are selected! Please join us for the launch event of the LoRaWAN network in the Liverpool City Region and hear from Stream Technologies regarding their award-winning IoT-X platform which will be providing the connectivity for successful applicants to the IoTUK Boost pilot. READ MORE

Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo

Tuesday 04 April 2017 - Wednesday 05 April 2017

Location: Manchester Convention Centre, Windmill St, Manchester

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, the Internet of Things, the Smart Factory. It is a reality. It is happening. Are companies ready? Are you prepared? How can I understand it and implement it? READ MORE

De-mystifying Industry 4.0 across the Liverpool City Region

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Location: CNC Robotics Limited, 3b Olympic Way, Aintree, Liverpool

In the first of a series of Liverpool City Region roadshows, the LCR 4.0 project is coming to Aintree this April READ MORE

The Engineering Simulation Show 2017

Thursday 27 April 2017

Location: Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby

The Engineering Simulation Show 2017 will run Wednesday 26th April 2017 at the Roundhouse | Derby | April 2017. READ MORE

Manufacturing Connect at Virtual Engineering Centre - Be Business Ready: Evolving your business for 4IR

Thursday 27 April 2017

Location: Virtual Engineering Centre, Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury

EEF and Virtual Engineering are hosting an event on the 27th of April. We’ll be exploring the evolution phase of the 4IR journey, and the practices and solutions manufacturers have adopted to optimise their operations, improve connectivity, communication, and access to data to ensure greater productivity and future growth. READ MORE

Introduction to LCR 4.0 | Post business breakfast talk

Friday 28 April 2017

Location: The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury

Make sure you come in 2 weeks to hear from 2 of our partners, Hartree Centre and the VEC regarding what free support LCR 4.0 can offer your business! READ MORE

Made in the North West Awards 2017

Thursday 04 May 2017

Location: Bolton Whites Hotel, Middlebrook Retail Park, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Horwich, Bolton

Now in their fifth year, Insider's Made in the North West Awards are a celebration of all that's great about manufacturing. READ MORE

Exploring Big Data and Data Science

Thursday 04 May 2017

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire

Free one-day workshop with data experts from industry and academia READ MORE

VR World 2017

Tuesday 16 May 2017 - Wednesday 17 May 2017

Location: Olympia, London

VR World 2017 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. READ MORE

The Knowlsey Manufacturing Network

Thursday 25 May 2017

Location: Newsprinters UK, Kitling Road, Prescot, Merseyside

This well-established forum allows local manufacturers to learn more specifically about 4IR, the effects on their business, the opportunities it presents along with an introduction to LCR 4.0 READ MORE

AF Global and Subsea Connections Technology

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Wednesday 31 May 2017

Location: A F Global Corporation Unit 1 Tebay Retail Park, Tebay Road , Bromborough, WIRRAL, Merseyside

This visit will allow visitors to view Product lines and Engineering capabilities of AFGlobal and how they are working towards developing new technology to meet the needs of the Subsea environment READ MORE

Public Lecture Series on Robotics in Society

Monday 19 June 2017

Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool

2017 Lecture - A Fatal Attraction? Why people are fascinated by robots, and what to do about it READ MORE

Insider’s Virtual Reality & Holograms Session

Thursday 22 June 2017

Location: Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Stanley Dock, Regent Rd, Liverpool

Insider’s Made in the UK session will discuss how the barriers to entry have come tumbling down and demonstrate the real-life return VR can make on your investment. Touted as one of 2017’s top tech trends, our experts will discuss the applications of virtual reality today and what opportunities tomorrow will bring. READ MORE

Design Driven Innovation

Tuesday 27 June 2017 - Tuesday 27 June 2017

Location: Elizabeth Gidney Meeting Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside

Design Network North is made up of designers, manufacturers, businesses, institutions, students and individuals who all work within or have a passion for design in their industry. A core team of three individuals, each specialising in different areas, support the network, organising events and providing assistance, opportunities and advice to members and non members alike. READ MORE

Robots for Resilient Infrastructure

Tuesday 27 June 2017 - Wednesday 28 June 2017

Location: University of Leeds, Leeds

A two day challenge event to bring academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders together to explore a future use of robots in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. READ MORE

Leadership Seminar 2017

Tuesday 27 June 2017 - Tuesday 27 June 2017

Location: Warrington,

This is your chance to hear experienced industry leaders talk on what leadership means to them and to ask questions to the panel. And essential event for those engineers seeking to lead organisations now or in the future. READ MORE

Insider: North West Manufacturing Champions Breakfast

Tuesday 18 July 2017 - Tuesday 18 July 2017

Location: Oldham Events Centre, Boundary Park, 3 Furtherwood Rd, Oldham

Insider’s Manufacturing Champions breakfast will gather the winners and shortlisted from Insider’s Made in the North West awards to hear what makes the best in North West manufacturing tick. READ MORE

IET Engineering Open House Day

Saturday 29 July 2017

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire

Taking place at venues across the UK on Friday 28 July, Engineering Open House Day highlights to young people and their parents what it’s like to work as an engineer by giving special, behind-the-scenes access to a wide variety of organisations to demonstrate how creative, exciting and innovative a career in engineering could be. READ MORE


Thursday 07 September 2017 - Thursday 07 September 2017

Location: Proform Laser Services, Prenton Way, Birkenhead

Wirral Chamber of Commerce is proud to be inviting a host of sector leaders to the upcoming Wirral Manufacturing Forum READ MORE

Together for Manufacturing

Thursday 14 September 2017 - Thursday 14 September 2017

Location: The Old Hall, Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street,

Do you work with SME manufacturers in the Liverpool City Region? If so, you need to know about LCR 4.0. READ MORE

Virtual Reality Workshops

Friday 15 September 2017 - Friday 22 September 2017

Location: Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) of the University of Liverpool is hosting the first in a series of free Knowledge Transfer Workshops on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in manufacturing and design. READ MORE

What can Digital Manufacturing do for you

Friday 29 September 2017 - Thursday 28 September 2017

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington,

Are you a manufacturer and interested in learning how you can improve your competitiveness, throughput and strategy? READ MORE


Wednesday 04 October 2017 - Wednesday 04 October 2017

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory 1st Floor Atrium, B’ Block, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

This exhibition is a premier event for the promotion of Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation. READ MORE

Digitalisation Changes Everything

Wednesday 04 October 2017 - Wednesday 04 October 2017

Location: The Base, Dallam Lane, Dallam Lane, Warrington, Cheshire

The digitalisation of manufacturing is a topic of global interest — in Germany the concept is known as ‘Industrie 4.0.’ READ MORE

Robotics & Automation 2017

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Thursday 12 October 2017

Location: Arena MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes

The show will bring robotics, automation and future technologies from all industries together, allowing the visitor to view and engage with the companies leading this exciting sector. READ MORE


Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Wednesday 18 October 2017

Location: Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, Baltic Triangle, 41 Greenland St, Liverpool

The Health Innovation Exchange is a £3.5 million collaborative business support programme connecting businesses in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) with world-class health, care, technology and commercial resources. READ MORE

Developing your action plan for GDPR

Friday 20 October 2017 - Friday 20 October 2017

Location: The Innovation Centre, Sci-tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Warrington

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming into force in May 2018 affecting how organisations store ad use data on EU individuals. READ MORE

Calling all Creative, Media and Tech businesses

Tuesday 24 October 2017 - Tuesday 24 October 2017

Location: The Landing, MediaCity UK, Salford

If you are in the Creative, Media or Tech industry and interested in finding out how the north west international trade team with the support of the European Regional Development Fund could help you develop your international sales then join this event. READ MORE

The Graduate Engineer Show 2017

Wednesday 25 October 2017 - Wednesday 25 October 2017

Location: Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby

This year the show will be welcoming many students who are seeking to develop their career through apprenticeships. READ MORE

Digitalising Manufacturing Conference

Monday 30 October 2017 - Tuesday 31 October 2017

Location: The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Pilot Way, Coventry

Driving competitiveness and productivity of UK industry through digitalisation. READ MORE

Advanced Engineering 2017

Wednesday 01 November 2017 - Thursday 02 November 2017

Location: National Exhibition Centre, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

On November 1 & 2 at the NEC, Birmingham, Advanced Engineering will once again host multiple co-located show zones, providing the largest collection of supply chain opportunities, technology case studies and innovation partnerships under one roof. READ MORE

Innovate 2017

Wednesday 08 November 2017 - Thursday 09 November 2017

Location: National Exhibition Center, Halls, Marston Green, Birmingham

Innovate UK’s flagship event returns from 8 to 9 November 2017, taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. By attending, you will have the chance to meet some of the best and brightest innovators from the UK and internationally, network with investors, share ideas and get inspired. READ MORE

Festival of Innovation

Wednesday 08 November 2017 - Wednesday 08 November 2017

Location: The Hartree Centre, STFC Laboratory, Daresbury, Warrington

Science Technology Faculty Council (STFC) invite you to visit the IBM UK Lab Campus, and discover why they're the innovation engine of IBM in the United Kingdom. READ MORE

Intellectual Property Masterclass

Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Tuesday 14 November 2017

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chester, Warrington Road, Chester, Cheshire

In partnership with the UK Intellectual Property Office, this workshop will demonstrate how intellectual property (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright) is crucial to a business, what the law is, how IP can be used as a business asset and some of the implications of not protecting your IP. READ MORE

The Manufacturer Live 2017

Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Friday 17 November 2017

Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront

The Manufacturer Live is to come to Liverpool for an exciting 4-day event! READ MORE

The Manufacturer Live Factory Tours

Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Friday 17 November 2017

Location: Virtual Engineering Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

Registered Smart Factory Expo visitors have the opportunity to visit Liverpool City Region manufacturers and innovation hubs for FREE. Tours will be taking place Tuesday 14 November (the day before the expo opens) and Friday 17 November (the day after the expo closes). READ MORE

STEM Showcase: Students can visit the Smart Factory Expo!

Thursday 16 November 2017 - Thursday 16 November 2017

Location: ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool

Fantastic news! Smart Factory Expo are offering a STEM Showcase to students age 16+ from 2pm-4.30pm on the 16th November 2017. READ MORE

The Manufacturing Management Show

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Location: Ricoh Arena, Judds Ln, Coventry

The Manufacturing Management Show is the UK’s only event to bring everything you need to know about running a successful manufacturing site under one roof. READ MORE

Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Conference 2017

Thursday 07 December 2017

Location: Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry

(Organised by The Engineer, the UK’s longest running engineering publication) taking place on 7th December 2017in the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry. READ MORE

Cyber Security Awareness Briefing

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Wednesday 17 January 2018

Location: The Innovation Centre Keckwick Lane, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Featuring essential cyber security, personal information management, data protection, information security policy & procedure, business continuity and disaster recovery: with a focus on two of the 5W’s. READ MORE

LivWiSE "Whats the Future....of Robotics?" Panel discussion

Thursday 01 February 2018 - Thursday 01 February 2018

Location: University of Liverpool Central Teaching Hub Liverpool

There is little doubt that artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous systems and technologies have had a dramatic impact on our lives and the world we now live and work in, but what’s the future for this technological revolution? Will we witness a rise of the robots? READ MORE

North West Invest in Wirral Breakfast 2018

Tuesday 06 February 2018 - Tuesday 06 February 2018

Location: The Engineering College, Monks Ferry, Birkenhead

Wirral is investing heavily in its future around its key sectors including engineering, energy and the maritime industry. READ MORE

North West Innovation 2018: Unlock your business growth and productivity

Thursday 08 February 2018

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury

To thrive in the future businesses require innovative products, services and processes. However innovation can involve high-risk processes requiring expertise, funding and facilities. READ MORE

Laser Processes at Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood

Tuesday 13 February 2018 - Tuesday 13 February 2018

Location: Partnership for Learning, Training and Conference Centre, South Road, Speke, Liverpool, UK

This lecture overviews the use of laser processes specific to Halewood Operations with particular interest on the use of high power laser joining and marking processes in Body in White vehicle construction, where laser processes give unique capabilities for vehicle styling and construction of lightweight vehicles. READ MORE

EEF National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner 2018

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Friday 12 January 2018

Location: QEII Centre, SW1P 3EE & London Hilton Park Lane

The most significant date of the year in the manufacturing community’s diary, this one-day event is packed with chances to reflect on industry challenges and opportunities, celebrate growth and tool-up for the year ahead. READ MORE

EEF National Manufacturing Conference & Dinner 2017

Thursday 22 February 2018

Location: QEII Conference Centre, London, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London

Over 800 of the UK’s most influential manufacturing and political leaders will be gathering to discuss the hottest topics in the industry – this is your chance to hear the experts and join the panel debates at the EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2017 which will be held at the QEII Centre, London. READ MORE

LCR4.0 Case Studies and Demonstrations

Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Wednesday 28 February 2018

Location: The Atrium, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

IET and LCR 4.0 come together to host an event, inviting North West businesses to learn about Industry 4.0, the LCR 4.0 Project (partly ERDF funded) as well as the opportunity to meet all of the partners involved and to learn more about their contributions so far... READ MORE

Industry 4.0 Summit

Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Thursday 01 March 2018

Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester

Bringing together leading figures in Industry 4.0, IIoT, smart factories and advanced manufacturing, the Industry 4.0 Summit aims to answer the pressing issues on Industry 4.0 and what it means for your business. Over two days the Summit will have presentations from 30 leading experts on 4.0, IIoT, smart manufacturing with plenty of case studies of Industry 4.0 in action. READ MORE

Future Logistics Expo & Summit

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester

A dedicated conference looking at the key developments in the age of the digitalisation of logistics. Organisations and people are better connected than ever before, and as such there are huge transformations underway in the world of logistics. Autonomous & connected transport, drones and logistics marketplaces are changing the industry’s thinking. We are living in an age with a revolution in how products are delivered. READ MORE

The science of safety: jet engines and nuclear reactors

Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Tuesday 13 March 2018

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford St S, Liverpool

In this lecture, Rolls-Royce Senior Fellow for Materials, Dr David Rugg explores the exciting and experimental techniques that are providing the scientific understanding required to support safe design and operation. READ MORE

IoD North West - Manufacturers Roundtable

Thursday 15 March 2018 - Thursday 15 March 2018

Location: Virtual Engineering Centre, The Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD

The IoD North West Manufacturing Group is hosting this event at the Virtual Engineering Centre in Daresbury. It will be an interactive meeting, with the emphasis on delegate participation. READ MORE


Thursday 22 March 2018 - Friday 23 March 2018

Location: Virtual Engineering Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

Join the Virtual Engineering Centre for a 2 day hands on workshop looking at how AR can be best utlisied within the manufacturing industry and what the key benefits of adoption are! READ MORE

Digital Manufacturing Week Launch - Liverpool

Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Tuesday 17 April 2018

Location: Sensor City 31 Russell Street Liverpool

Hosted by Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor of Liverpool. Join Liverpool City Region LEP and The Manufacturer for the Liverpool launch of Digital Manfuacturing Week 2018. READ MORE

Smart Manufacturing Showcase - Making Sense of Advancing Technologies

Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Wednesday 18 April 2018

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, UK

This event, ran by Innovate UK and STFC, will look further into Industry 4.0, The technologies involved and how these can be utilised positively into a range of industries. READ MORE

Northern Robotic Network Seminar – Man and Machine in Harmony

Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Wednesday 18 April 2018

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Warrington

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are entering our lives in many ways and over the next 20 years these technologies will fundamentally change our society, culture and economy.Hear from the Northern Robotics Network experts planning how the North of England can benefit from embracing these technologies in relation to extreme and challenging environments, transport and the built environment, food manufacturing and agriculture, healthcare and public services. Then join the discussion on how we adapt to the changes these developments will make to the society we live in. READ MORE

Smart Data & Digital Engineering

Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Tuesday 24 April 2018

Location: Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

An introductory seminar to the world of Smart Data & Digital Engineering for practically minded, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and companies interested in bringing digital skills and solutions to bear on practical industrial challenges. READ MORE

Machines, Robots and Zombie Jobs

Monday 14 May 2018 - Monday 14 May 2018

Location: Victoria Building, 150 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

Join us for an evening exploring artificial intelligence and robotics, where guests will be able to interact with a biomimetic robot called MIRO, listen to music composed by artificially intelligent music composers and hear how concepts that were once the work of fiction are now changing the way we work. READ MORE

SciTec Conference 2018

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront

The Virtual Engineering Centre will be at the Conference on Tuesday 15th May 2018 to discuss and demonstrate just some of the innovative work involved within an innovative Nuclear project. READ MORE

Ensuring Diversity in a Digital World

Wednesday 16 May 2018 - Wednesday 16 May 2018

Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, 150 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

Start time: 18:00 - 20:00 Date: 16 May 2018 Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum, 150 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF READ MORE

Industry 4.0 Technologies – Driving Productivity in Manufacturing through Digital Technologies

Friday 18 May 2018 - Friday 18 May 2018

Location: The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury

The talk will give an overview of Industry 4.0 technologies – what is it and what are people doing to harness it to improve productivity and performance in manufacturing environments. READ MORE

Engineering at Liverpool-Future Digital, Energy, Imaging Challenges and Possibilities

Wednesday 30 May 2018 - Wednesday 30 May 2018

Location: Harrison Hughes Building, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

The development of engineering technologies going forward addressing the challenges faced by society is both complex and demanding. This event will provide an overview of two key challenges, digital model verification and validation, and the challenges facing energy, in particular nuclear energy going forward. READ MORE

The International Business Festival 2018

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Thursday 28 June 2018

Location: 10th Floor, Capital Building, 39 Old Hall Street, Liverpool

From 12 – 28 June 2018, the UK will host the world’s biggest business event – The International Business Festival. Imagine more than 50 events, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, a tailored brokerage service, putting you in touch with your dream clients and expert advice and support from world-class speakers and business leaders. READ MORE

Shared Autonomy - The Future of Interactive Robotics

Monday 18 June 2018 - Monday 18 June 2018

Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool

The next generation of robots are going to work much more closely with humans, other robots and interact significantly with the environment around it. As a result, the key paradigms are shifting from isolated decision making systems to one that involves shared control -- with significant autonomy devolved to the robot platform; and end-users in the loop making only high level decisions. This talk will introduce powerful machine learning technologies ranging from robust multi-modal sensing, shared representations, scalable real-time learning and adaptation and optimal scheduling of compliant actuation that are enabling us to reap the benefits of increased autonomy while still feeling securely in control. READ MORE

Immersive Technologies: Disrupting the Future of Healthcare

Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Tuesday 26 June 2018

Location: Avenue HQ Liverpool, 17 Mann Island, Liverpool

Invest Liverpool in collaboration with DLA Piper & Immersive Liverpool are delighted to invite you to an informal evening to conclude Health & Life Sciences Day at the International Business Festival 2018 READ MORE

NAA Networking Event: Liverpool - Your Cargo Airport

Tuesday 03 July 2018 - Tuesday 03 July 2018

Location: Wynne Aviation, Transit Shed 1, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool

Wynne Aviation is a family-run freight and logistics company based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The business has over thirty years of experience and its dedicated team offers a wide range of logistical services READ MORE

Breakfast Briefing: Innovative Collaboration: Accelerating SMEs

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Thursday 05 July 2018

Location: The University Of Liverpool - Management School, Seminar Room 6, Chatham Street, Liverpool

In partnership with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the University of Liverpool Management School invites you to participate in this Business Breakfast, where the benefits of innovative collaboration will be explored, with a particular focus on the SME sector but with relevance to all organisations. READ MORE

Quantum leap towards the next generation of accelerators

Friday 06 July 2018 - Friday 06 July 2018

Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool

A new technology has emerged that may reduce dramatically the size and cost of particle accelerators, facilitating the access of hospitals and universities to these tools and multiplying its applications. READ MORE

AI Frenzy 1.0

Thursday 12 July 2018 - Thursday 12 July 2018

Location: Barclays Eagle Labs, Avenue HQ, 17 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront

Are you interested in finding out how artificial intelligence is seamlessly incorporating itself into all aspects of our lives or simply interested in what AI has to offer? READ MORE

Ways TO Work ILM Business Breakfast

Thursday 13 September 2018 - Thursday 13 September 2018

Location: Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes

Are you an SME and does your business fall into one of the Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors? Or can you demonstrate your business provides benefit to the community? If so you may be eligible for funding. READ MORE

Made in the North West Breakfast 2018

Tuesday 02 October 2018 - Tuesday 02 October 2018

Location: Oldham Athletic A.F.C, Boundary Park, Furtherwood Road, Oldham

The traditional model of manufacturers selling to wholesalers or retailers, which is in turn sold to the consumer, is under threat. The internet has opened up a brave new world of audiences and routes to market, forcing manufacturers to adapt or die. READ MORE

Supercomputing, Science and you! Family Access Day

Wednesday 24 October 2018 - Wednesday 24 October 2018

Location: STFC Daresbury Laboratory Keckwick Lane Daresbury

Family Access Days at Daresbury Laboratory are a fantastic way to see behind-the-scenes at our world class facilities, speak to the scientists, engineers and other staff who work here and learn about how we study the world around us. READ MORE

Digitalising Manufacturing Conference 2018

Monday 29 October 2018 - Tuesday 30 October 2018

Location: The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry

Hot on the heels of last year's sell-out conference, we can announce this year's Digitalising Manufacturing conference will take place on 29 & 30 October 2018. READ MORE

Technical Visit to the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool - Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday 07 November 2018 - Wednesday 07 November 2018

Location: Harrison Hughes Building, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK

This event will present two projects at the forefront of biomedical engineering research. It will explore the challenges experienced in glaucoma management and the role played by biomedical engineers. It will give an insight into the development and application of a novel device to continuously monitor internal eye pressure for improved glaucoma management. The event will also explore the prevention of adhesion of bacteria on surfaces in order to address biofilm formation in the design of new therapeutics and antimicrobial surfaces. READ MORE

Digital Manufacturing Week 2018

Tuesday 13 November 2018 - Friday 16 November 2018

Location: ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP

After the great success of last years The Manufacturer Live and Smart Factory Expo which took place in Liverpool for the first time, the event is set to return to the North West this November. Last year’s event saw 3,968 expo visitors, 613 conference delegates and 118 different exhibitors with plans set to only increase. READ MORE

Design for Success - Liverpool City Region

Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday 21 February 2019

Location: Virtual Engineering Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Do you want to increase your market share in existing markets? Do you want to access new markets? Do you want to access new market segments? READ MORE

The Power of Design Engineering

Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday 21 February 2019

Location: Mason Bibby Common Room, Harrison Hughes Building, School of Engineering, Liverpool

LivWiSE is delighted to welcome Emma Lewis, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Eaton, to discuss how she became a engineer, her current work, and what Eaton does. READ MORE


Friday 08 March 2019 - Friday 08 March 2019

Location: Library Room University of Liverpool Guild Of Students 160 Mount Pleasant Liverpool

A day demonstrating and discussing University of Liverpool’s platforms and expertise concerning Social Robotics in domestic environments READ MORE

IET Technical Visit to STFC Hartree Centre and VEC

Wednesday 17 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane,

Visit Hartree Centre and Virtual Engineering Centre home to the most technically advanced high performance computing, data analytics, machine learning technologies and experts in the UK. READ MORE

Insider: Made In The North West Awards 2019

Thursday 09 May 2019 - Thursday 09 May 2019

Location: The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Manchester, Salford

Now in their seventh year, Insider's Made in the North West Awards are a celebration of all that's great about manufacturing. But not just manufacturing in the sense of factory-made products, it also celebrates food and drink, automotive, science and technology. READ MORE

Technical Visit to Bilfinger UK - Engineering Reality with Digital Solutions

Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Wednesday 15 May 2019

Location: Bilfinger, Wilson House, Kelburn Court, Daten Park, Birchwood, Warrington

At this IET event, they will demonstrate getting the best performance from existing industrial assets with advanced digital solutions and know how. READ MORE

Powering your manufacturing through Digital Transformation

Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Wednesday 22 May 2019

Location: Daresbury Laboratory Sci-Tech Daresbury Daresbury WA4 4AD

Join Made Smarter UK at Sci Tech Daresbury where you will hear how to transform your business with digital transformation. READ MORE

Subcon, Advanced Manufacturing Show & The Engineer Expo 2019

Tuesday 04 June 2019 - Thursday 06 June 2019

Location: NEC Hall 3 North Avenue Birmingham

The Engineer Expo is dedicated to providing UK engineering professionals with the latest in-house manufacturing and design solutions, alongside cutting edge developments in advanced engineering technologies. The show provides a unique platform for engineers to source the latest advanced engineering technology, products and services, enabling them to optimise production and process throughout the manufacturing cycle. READ MORE

LCR 4.0 Technology Showcase

Thursday 06 June 2019 - Thursday 06 June 2019

Location: Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury Keckwick Lane Daresbury

In partnership with The Manufacturer, this event will hear from keynote speakers about the impact the LCR 4.0 project has had on a range of businesses and Liverpool City Region, what happens once LCR 4.0 comes to a close and what funding and support opportunities are still available for businesses as we look to the future. READ MORE

Swarm Engineering across Scales: from Robots to Nanomedicine

Wednesday 26 June 2019 - Wednesday 26 June 2019

Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool

The University of Liverpool are delighted to have Professor Sabine Hauert, from the University of Bristol, delivering the fourth of a series of annual public lectures at this evening event. READ MORE

Northern Powerhouse Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Thursday 27 June 2019 - Thursday 27 June 2019

Location: Village Hotel Ashton Moss, Pamir Drive, Ashton-under-Lyne

The Made Smarter programme, launched in November 2018, is a multimillion-pound initiative to boost manufacturing output across the North West. The pilot programme is all about the adoption of new industrial digital technologies with the aim of harnessing the power of this brave new world to increase productivity by 25 per cent and grow the region’s economy by £115m. Partnering with Made Smarter, Insider’s Conference will outline the opportunities for the region’s businesses to get involved. READ MORE

The Future of Human Space Flight with Holly Ridings

Wednesday 09 October 2019 - Wednesday 09 October 2019

Location: Lecture Theatre A, Central Teaching Hub, UNiversity of Liverpool, Liverpool

Holly will talk about her career and role at NASA, current and future of human space flight missions - including the ISS, return to the Moon, and Mars - before opening up to questions from the audience. READ MORE

Robotics - fail safe design of autonomous systems?

Thursday 31 October 2019 - Thursday 31 October 2019

Location: YMCA - Birkenhead, 56 Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead

Truly autonomous systems, such as (future) robots or vehicles, will make their own decisions about what to do. How can we trust such systems? He will describe how the use of agents at the core of these systems can form the basis for trustworthiness READ MORE

Smart Factory Expo

Wednesday 13 November 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019

Location: EXHIBITION CENTRE LIVERPOOL, King's Dock, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool

The national festival of advanced manufacturing returns to Liverpool to welcome 6,000 industry leaders and digitally-minded manufacturers. READ MORE

Tour of the Virtual Engineering Centre

Wednesday 27 November 2019 - Wednesday 27 November 2019

Location: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury

Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself how cutting-edge technology help companies become more productive and more competitive. READ MORE