Why Attend?

The Conference

Through The Engineer’s 2017 Collaborate to Innovate awards our panel of top UK engineers identified some of the UK’s most successful and innovative examples of engineering collaboration.

You could hear all about what makes these projects so special at our Collaborate to Innovate conference, which was held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry.

Delegates also heard from a series of keynote speakers on a range of subjects including how to instigate and manage cross-sectoral collaboration; the benefits and challenges of open innovation; and how to effectively collaborate in the digital space. 


MTC Tour

The first 50 people to register will be invited to join a guided tour of MTC’s world-leading 7000m2 Workshop space.

The tour will illustrate how the MTC has worked with customers and partners to solve manufacturing challenges across a range of vertical sectors and showcase the MTC’s technical expertise in areas including: Additive Manufacturing, Non-Conventional Machining; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Design and Simulation, Data Systems, and Metrology and NDT.

Tours will take place from 9am-3pm, 10 people per tour.

Disclaimer: MTC Tours are subject to cancellation at any time. As a high-level research and development facility, they have new projects and assignments coming in to the Workshop all the time for our members. Some are highly sensitive or completely confidential, therefore if a project of this kind comes in, then the Workshop will be locked down and the tour unable to table place. 

All delegates on a tour will need to bring photographic ID on the day (a valid international passport is the only acceptable form of ID) and this will be checked when entering the MTC building.


Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand the latest digital drivers and future trends driving collaborative innovation
  • Mitigate IP risk in shared digital environments
  • Take away practical recommendation in managing open innovation
  • Learn different models of innovation in enabling cross-sector partnerships and knowledge transfer