Enterprise Hub

Join representatives from key engineering institutions and organisations for a series of invaluable presentations in the Enterprise Hub. Manufacturers can discover the array of opportunities available at their fingertips, from funding, training and apprenticeships all the way through to standards. 


Confirmed talks include…

Discover how quantum is driving the development of more accurate, faster and portable technologies

Julian Moore, Business Engagement Manager
The Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM)

Quantum theory is one of the most significant breakthroughs of the 20th century.  It has led to the development of some of the most widely used and now commonplace technologies such as the transistor and laser.

A new generation of quantum technologies is enabling and driving a different range of previously impossible devices and systems to solve currently intractable problems.  As a result, we are seeing greater opportunities for making faster and smaller technologies, with the potential to provide greater levels of accuracy and precision in measurement.

The Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing offers pre-funded assistance to help SMEs solve quality-related challenges through advanced inspection and measurement, enabling them to realise their new product aspirations. We deliver our support by providing access to specialist expertise, world-class facilities and a wide network of collaborative partners.

An introduction to apprenticeship and technician qualifications

Dan Canty Accreditation & Awards Manager
The Institution of Engineering & Technology (The IET)

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (The IET) inspires, informs and influences the global engineering community to construct a better world. The institution is a diverse home for engineering and technology intelligence throughout the world. This breadth and depth means the IET is uniquely placed to help the sector progress society. The institution wants to build the profile of engineering and technology to change outdated perceptions and tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices. Dan Canty’s talk is going to provide “An introduction to apprenticeship and technician qualifications, where to access information and support about them and how the IET supports engineering apprentices, providers and employers.”

Innovation for a Safer Future: The Defence and Security Accelerator

Andrew Peaty Innovation Partner
The Defence and Security Accelerator

DASA finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Andrew Peaty, innovation partner at DASA, will be leading the talk ‘Innovation for a Safer Future; the Defence and Security Accelerator’. Peaty will describe how innovators can work with DASA and what the initiative is looking for in applications for funding. He will also present the current competitions being run by DASA and give an overview of the likely future calls.

Sensor city – Inside a global innovation hub

Daniel Watson Head of Engineering
Sensor City

Sensor City offers existing companies and budding entrepreneurs technical expertise, business support and an international platform to collaborate, develop, fund and promote sensor solutions to a global market.


Daniel Watson will provide an overview of the company and explain about its in-house laboratory facilities and technical expertise, the company’s future plans and technology developments, the collaborative opportunities available and showcase case study examples of sensor and IoT lab projects.

Making It Happen’ – A view from UK manufacturing and the challenges and choices that lie ahead

Charlotte Horobin Membership Director – Midlands & East of England
Make UK

Britain is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing nations. Almost three million people work in manufacturing and deliver almost half of all UK exports. Manufacturing companies drive over 60 per cent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming each and every day.

Charlotte Horobin will provide an overview of Make UK’s research of how the sector is fairing in these challenging times and will explore some of the key hurdles that need to be capitalised on, turning them into opportunities such as skills, productivity and export.

Sensors in the industrial internet of things and the smart factory

Joe Lomako Business Development Manager – IOT Products

Joe Lomako of TÜV SÜD will provide an overview of how sensor technology has – and continues to – change industry, in particular the connected factory. This presentation will cover the benefits, but also the challenges including cybersecurity.


With even more to be confirmed…