Manufacturing the Future Research Priorities Workshop

As part of the refresh of its strategy, EPSRC’s Manufacturing the Future Theme (MtF) is inviting expressions of interest from academic researchers and industrialists to attend a one day workshop that will be held in central Birmingham on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss future challenges and opportunities in manufacturing-related research
  • Develop possible future research priorities for MtF
  • Provide input to possible future calls from MtF.

Target Audience

We would like to enable a broad range of researchers, academic and industrial, with interest in activities related to manufacturing to attend this workshop.

As such this is open to researchers across all disciplines including engineering, design, materials science, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, economics and social sciences including business models, sustainability, life sciences and energy systems

We would particularly like to encourage applications from early career researchers and researchers with interest in and/or experience of working across disciplinary fields.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by completing and submitting online, the Expression of Interest form below before 16:00 on Thursday 12 September 2019. We will not consider applications received after this time.

Submission of a complete expression of interest form will be taken as a commitment that you are available for the workshop and will attend if selected.

EPSRC will reimburse participant’s reasonable travel expenses.

Selection Criteria

If the event is oversubscribed the EPSRC reserves the right to select attendees.

Completed expression of interest forms will be assessed by a panel of EPSRC staff. The panel will select participants on the basis of the justification for attendance provided in the completed expression of interest form, in terms of relevance of expertise to manufacturing. Out of applications meeting this criterion, EPSRC will look to ensure diversity of membership from across organisations including academia, industry and other stakeholders, with a balance of expertise, institutional representation and diversity.

Applicants will be advised on whether their application was successful soon after registration closes.