The Institute for Manufacturing are the chosen Knowledge Partner for DMW. This Briefing will be held at Sensor City in Liverpool, co-located with Digital Manufacturing Week (DMW), part of DMW Fringe.

New and emerging technologies present huge opportunities for businesses. But how can companies identify and capitalise on these opportunities, while remaining squarely focused on business strategy and on delivering customer value? And how can they respond to challenges such as the cost and complexity of digitalisation, skills requirements, and disruption from new market entrants?

In this short, focused Briefing for manufacturing decision-makers and policy practitioners, we will provide insights from the latest thinking and research from the Institute for Manufacturing around successful strategies for digitalisation.

Drawing on case studies from industry and from international practice, the event will explore frameworks and real examples that can help decision makers to develop strategic approaches for digitalisation initiatives.

The audience will be invited to join the discussion in a panel session and will have the opportunity to share experiences and insights both with Cambridge academics, and their industrial peers during a networking reception.

We invite manufacturers and policy practitioners to this event, as we address the opportunities and challenges faced by firms when implementing digital technologies.


  • Arrival, networking and refreshments
  • Welcome & introduction – Prof. Tim Minshall
  • Speakers to be announced shortly
  • Panel discussion

Why attend?

This Briefing will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss and share insights and best practice. Participants will leave with ideas, inspiration, priorities and strategies for implementation.

To find out more about IfM’s involvement in this UK’s largest digital manufacturing exhibition, visit the DMW page on the IfM website.

IfM Briefing Series

This event is part of the IfM Briefing Series, thought-provoking events that tackle real challenges.

Each event is tailored to a defined audience, focussing on a specific topic, bringing together expertise in that topic to address common challenges in manufacturing.

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