Foundation Industries 4.0 - Workshop & Networking Event (WINFI)

Event Details


09.30 - 16.00


Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, 297 Euston Rd, London, NW1 3AD

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About the Challenge

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge is a programme of interventions designed to stimulate scale-up of the innovative technologies necessary to ensure a sustainable future for the Foundation Industries (Cement, Glass, Ceramics, Paper, Metals and Bulk Chemicals). Part of this sustainable future relies on new players for new innovations, skills and perspectives.

About the event

On International Girls in ICT day on 27th April, WINFI in collaboration with the EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre (DIGIT Lab), led by the Initiative for Digital Economy (INDEX), is hosting a Foundation Industries 4.0 – Workshop & Networking Event. This exclusive one-day event will feature a series of presentations from innovative businesses using digital technologies and platforms to tackle resource and energy efficiency challenges in the Foundation Industries. There will also be an interactive challenge-led workshop delivered by Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Professor of Design Engineering and Innovation at the University of Exeter.

Who should attend

• Foundation industry/materials businesses with expertise or interest in Industry 4.0

• Early career researchers and PhD students studying a relevant topic e.g. digital economy/materials 4.0/data driven design

Why should you attend

  • As a business, you will gain insight into some of the digital solutions available to support your move to Industry 4.0, leading to increased efficiency, productivity, and cost savings.
  • For ECRs, you will gain insight into how your research can impact the Foundation Industries, which are critical to the global economy as they provide raw materials for other industries.

In-person spaces are limited to 50 attendees and will be allocated through an Expression of Interest form.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Buffy Price – Co-founder & COO, Carbon Re –  Artificial intelligence company developing solutions to cut costs and emissions in energy-intensive manufacturing
  • Alisa Pritchard – Head of Marketing, Greyparrot AI – AI waste analytics platform for the circular economy, on a mission to digitise the $1.6 trillion waste management industry
  • Angelo Mermiklis – Co-founder, Circuland – Developing a platform to connect supply and demand for re-used materials and creating Materials Passports for new and existing products
  • Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen – Professor of Design Engineering and Innovation, University of Exeter. Co-Director INDEX and Director DIGITLab UKRI Next Stage Digital Economy Centre
  • Dr Boyeun Lee – Post Doctoral Research Fellow at DIGITLab UKRI Next Stage Digital Economy Centre
  • Lani Scholtz – Marketing Manager, Promtek Ltd
  • Emeso Ojo – Senior Research Scientist, Cloud Cycle Ltd


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