Conference on Digitalisation of Manufacturing
About this Event
Wednesday 16th June 2021. In parallel with the Manufacturing Solutions exhibition, the ACORN Research Centre will host a Conference on Digitalisation of Manufacturing in the Millennium Theatre in LIT. This event will focus on developments in Industrial Automation and Robotics and the potential benefits to Manufacturing Companies from digital transformation of their business.
Keynote speakers from Ireland, the UK and Europe will outline exemplar industrial projects and case studies throughout the day, relating to digitalisation and provide direction for companies who are considering the adoption of new technologies and services.
The deployment of robots in manufacturing and their potential return-on-investment will be discussed in detail and the conference will feature a demonstration centre for robotics adjacent to the Theatre.
The Research Centre will also host a workshop on the supports available to companies for Digital Transformation, including funding, involvement in industry clusters and access to European Platforms.
Digitalisation of Manufacturing – Industrial Automation & Robotics -Wednesday 16th June 2021.
9:30 – 12:00 – Session 1 – Digitalisation of Manufacturing
Innovation in Manufacturing Technologies, system architectures and industrial automation. Use of advanced technologies – Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science Applications in Industry.
11:00 – 12:00 Break and Exhibition – Robotics Demonstrations
12:00 – 13:30 – Session 2 – Applications of Robotics in Manufacturing
Exemplar industrial projects, case studies and best practice relating to robotics applications in Manufacturing, including cobots and logistics applications. Roundtable discussion on the deployment of robotics and the future of work in factories.
14:30 – 16:00 – Session 3 – Workshop on Manufacturing Collaboration/Funding
Workshop and discussion on supports available to Manufacturing Companies for innovation, research and development for digital transformation projects.
Participants will include representatives from Research Performing Organisations (RPOs), representatives from regional cluster initiatives and representatives from European Platforms. New approaches to developing industrial skills and expertise will be discuss.