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Innovate to Succeed

December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

| Free

Innovation in manufacturing technology

Our inspiring panel of speakers from the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Siemens plc and Innovate UK will explore innovative manufacturing technologies, explain how digitisation has transformed production and give an overview of the funding available to help your business innovate and succeed.

Join us for breakfast to network with colleagues from Dorset’s manufacturing and engineering sector and learn more about the support and opportunities available to you.

08:00 Registration and Breakfast

08:25 Welcome from Dorset EMC

08:30 Innovation in Manufacturing, Neil Smith, the MTC

08:45 Digitisation in Manufacturing, Paul Brookes, Siemens plc

09:00 Coffee and networking

09:30 Funding Innovation in Manufacturing, Josie Gough, Innovate UK

09:45 Innovation and Smart Cities, Ruth Spencer, Bournemouth Council

10:00 Innovation at AUB, Emma Hunt Arts University Bournemouth

10:15 Coffee and networking.

Innovate to Succeed is organised by Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster.  It is free to attend and open to companies from the engineering and manufacturing sector across Dorset.  If you have any questions, do contact us

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: *Fishery & Aquaculture, *Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, *Coal, Steel and shipbuilding sectors,*Synthetic Fibres, *Generalised School Age Education, *Banking and Insurance Companies. (*please follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:

Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help


December 4, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH GB