The UK’s Industrial Strategy: opportunities and capabilities

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Yimby

24 Ercilla Kalea

48011 Bilbao

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The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), in collaboration with the IK4 Research Alliance, is hosting an afternoon seminar to formally present the Industrial Strategy in northern Spain.

The seminar will cover:

  • Formal presentation of the Industrial Strategy by BEIS with an industry response from the Manufacturing Technologies Association.

  • Local and UK technological capabilities involving IK-4, TECNALIA and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

  • Opportunities and local capabilities in composites with Composites UK, the National Composites Centre, Aernnova and M Torres.


PROGRAMME


16.30


Welcome


DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT) – Conor McGurk, Director for Spain & Portugal


PART I: INDUSTRIAL STRATEGIES – CHANGING A PHILOSOPHY


16.40


Learning from the Basque Experience


BASQUE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SPRI) – Alexander Arriola, Director General



16.50


Presentation of the UK Industrial Strategy


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – Laia Llopart, Head of Aero & Auto Analysis


17.10


An industry perspective


MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES ASSOCIATION (MTA) – Paul O’Donnell, Head of External Affairs



PART II: MAKING IT HAPPEN – THE ROLE OF RTOS


17.25


Digitalisation of Industrial Companies

IK4 Alex Bengoa, CEO of IK4 Tekniker



17.40


Equipping Industry for the Future


ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE (AMRC) – Peter Osborne, Senior Technical Fellow



17.55


Advanced Materials Key to Future Manufacturing Industry


TECNALIA – Yolanda De Miguel, Nanotechnology Cluster Director



PART III: FOCUS ON COMPOSITES – OPPORTUNITIES & CAPABILITIES



18.05


UK Composites Offer and Supply Chain Gaps


COMPOSITES UK – Faye Smith, Vice Chair & DIT Specialist


UK company presentations



18.30


Developing World-Leading Capability in Composites Innovation


NATIONAL COMPOSITES CENTRE (NCC) – Greg McCombe


18.50


Local Supply Chain Capabilities: sector examples


AERNNOVA – Javier Fernandez de Retana, Director of Institutional Relations

M TORRES – Txuma Iturgaiz, Integrated Assembly System Product Director


19.00


Networking Cocktail





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