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Yamazaki Mazak's corporate philosophy has three core elements: “High Quality”, “Advanced” and “International” and these values have underpinned the development of “world manufacturing” by offering machine tools and laser machines that satisfy manufacturers' needs. We focus our efforts to develop products that enable breakthrough improvements in productivity. We have set up more than 70 technology centers and technical centers around the world in order to provide perfect total solutions and fast support on a global level.

Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd


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Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a leading systems and engineering technology company.

Our consultants apply their expertise and know-how to develop, enhance and protect our clients’ critical assets, systems and processes.

We’re renowned for our work in the aerospace, transport, nuclear, marine, defence, power and energy sectors and our security and resilience expertise.

Our Systems Approach helps us respond to our clients’ challenges. Our experts work with them to understand the whole range of financial, operational, organisational, people and other issues that surround their technical needs. And we use this understanding to deliver demonstrable business and technical value.

The depth of our knowledge base means we can transfer the skills, experience and best practice from one area to benefit our clients in other fields. Our expertise comes not from a single engineering perspective, but from detailed knowledge of a broad range of disciplines and their application across different markets.

Listening to our clients and understanding their business needs is key to our success. We want our clients to be delighted by working with a company that genuinely understands their business, the challenges they face and what’s really important to them – a high-quality result, complete reliability, value for money and a clear competitive edge.


In Partnership with


EPSRC is the main funding agency for engineering and physical sciences research, our vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world to Research, Discover and Innovate.

By investing £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture.


Advanced Technology Partner


The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the catalyst for growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing. Our centres offer access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative opportunities. We help manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors turn ideas into commercial applications by addressing the gap between technology concept and commercialisation.


Innovation Spotlight Sponsor

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Professor Gordon Murray – CEO & Technical Director, Gordon Murray Design

Gordon Murray was born in Durban, South Africa in 1946 and gained a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Natal Technical College.  He designed, built and raced his own sports car (IGM Ford) in the National Class in SA during 1967 and 1968.

In 1969 Gordon moved to the UK and joined Brabham Formula One Team as Technical Director, winning two world championships (1981 & 1983) during his 17 years with the team.  Gordon joined McLaren Racing as Technical Director in 1988 and three consecutive championship wins (1988, 1989 & 1990) followed.  1990 saw Gordon move away from Formula One, after 50 Grand Prix wins, to enable him to concentrate his efforts on establishing a new Company for the Group – McLaren Cars Ltd.

The Company’s first project, the F1 Road Car is still regarded as the world’s best engineered car.  A racing version won two world sports car championships and the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first attempt in 1995.  McLaren Cars then completed several other successful projects culminating with Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren programme.

Gordon left McLaren in 2005 to set up his new company Gordon Murray Design Limited.  The new British company operating from Shalford in Surrey aims to be the world leader in automotive design and reverses the current industry trend for sub-contracting by having a complete in-house capability for design, prototyping and development.  The Company will remain compact and focused and will undertake automotive and other engineering programmes in an efficient and innovative way.


Category Sponsor for Young Innovator

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Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.

The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4,000 employees, of which 2,700 people are employed within the UK. For the year ended June 2016 Renishaw achieved sales of £436.6 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company's largest markets are China, USA, Germany and Japan.


Category Sponsor for Built Environment

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth.  Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Category Sponsor for Health & Wellbeing

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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world.  GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company. Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.


Category Sponsor for Information, Data & Connectivity


Bosch has been present in the UK since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened the company’s first office outside Germany. Today, the UK is Bosch’s second largest market in Europe and fourth largest in the world. As one of the UK’s largest European investors, as well as being a significant manufacturer and exporter, Bosch has a large UK base and all of its business sectors (Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology) have a presence in the UK.


Category sponsor for Transportation


Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 16.600 aircraft to more than 380 customers worldwide. Airbus has achieved more than 9,800 deliveries since the first Airbus aircraft entered into service. Headquartered in Toulouse, France.


Category sponsor for Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. ABB is writing the future of industrial digitalization. With more than 70 million devices connected through its installed base of more than 70,000 control systems across all customer segments, ABB is ideally positioned to benefit from the energy and Fourth Industrial Revolution. With a heritage of more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Category Sponsor for Safety & Security


QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers essential to sovereign capability. The technical expertise and domain know-how of our people are our principal sources of competitive advantage and are well matched to the emerging themes in our markets. By leveraging our distinctive facilities and integrating our core capabilities, we play a critical role in helping customers meet current and future challenges.

Our principal revenue streams are advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and technology-based products. We work across the equipment lifecycle from initial concept through to final disposal. At the start of the lifecycle, our focus is on research and experimentation. We then test and evaluate next generation equipment to help customers to control risks and determine the best options. Once a new capability has been adopted, we train users and facilitate the rehearsal of how equipment will be used most effectively in an operational environment. By providing mission-critical solutions, we deliver operational and competitive advantage to our customers, ensuring they meet their goals faster, more costeffectively and with greater confidence.


Networking sponsor


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary, providing an unrivalled foundation and test bed to support and promote cross-sector engineering initiatives on a wide scale.

Combining real-world engineering case study examples with practical information on funding and support, the IET’s Horizontal Innovation™ initiative is an excellent example of how the IET can support UK technology business. The IET will be collaborating with partners across industry, government and academia as part of this exciting initiative, helping to remove the barriers for UK businesses around Horizontal Innovation – the successful transfer of innovative knowledge and technology from one sector to another.


Networking sponsor

Desoutter Industrial Tools founded in 1914 and headquartered in France, Desoutter Industrial Tools is a global leader in electric and pneumatic assembly solutions serving a wide range of assembly and manufacturing operations, including Aerospace, Automotive, Light and Heavy Vehicles, Off-Road, General Industry. Desoutter designs, develops and delivers innovative quality industrial tool solutions, including air and electric Screwdrivers, Advanced Assembly Tools, Advance Drilling Units, Air motors, Torque Measurement device and Process control systems. Visit us on our stand to see our innovative products and to see what we can do to raise quality and productivity.

Networking sponsor


Stratasys has been at the forefront of 3D printing innovation for more than 25 years. We’re shaping lives by helping researchers and health experts expand human knowledge and advance health care delivery. We are fueling the next generation of innovation through our work in aerospace, automotive and education. We’re trusted worldwide by leading manufacturers and groundbreaking designers, makers, thinkers and doers. As a proud innovation partner, we offer the best mix of technologies, deep industry expertise -- and the most flexible implementation options to meet our customers’ needs – whatever shape they may take.