24 May 2024

Leading manufacturing figures to deliver keynote speeches at Talking Industry Live

Leading manufacturing and engineering figures set to appear at Talking Industry LIVE

The inaugural Talking Industry LIVE keynote address at the MTC will be an interactive, engaging and informal podcast style discussion by Mike Hague-Morgan, Executive Director of Autocraft Solutions Group, and Dr Megan Ronayne, Head of Industrial Technologies & Manufacturing at Innovate UK KTN. 

Together they will explore how one of Europe’s leading OEM partners for the manufacture, remanufacture and assembly of IC engines and EV batteries transitioned from being a very traditional manufacturer using hand tools and a paper system, to a high-technology company with world-class quality, repeatability and digital traceability which has been the catalyst for such rapid growth from £7m to £70m turnover.

Innovate UK’s innovation ecosystem, including Innovate UK KTN and the Catapult Network played a vital role in the digital journey of Autocraft Solutions Group. Mike and Megan will explore how Innovate UK provided this leading powertrain manufacturing partner with collaboration, funding, and vision to give a practical and real-life insight into how companies can achieve similar transitions.

The discussion will move on to look at how you can grow your business, through technology adoption and implementation. They will explore the current understanding of digital processes for manufacturers in the UK, the opportunities available via funding, knowledge, and innovation networks, and explain the dynamic benefits to your business including quality, productivity and upskilling improvements.

Mike Hague-Morgan is a highly respected figure in the manufacturing industry, with over 30 years of experience in the sector. As the Executive Director of Autocraft Solutions Group, he oversees a global company that provides bespoke engineering solutions for some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

Dr Megan Ronayne is an expert in industrial technologies and manufacturing, with over 20 years of experience in the field. As Head of Industrial Technologies and Manufacturing at Innovate KTN, she leads a team that provides support and funding for innovative manufacturing projects in the UK.

Talking Industry Live is a premier event for professionals in the manufacturing and engineering industry. The event brings together experts from across the sector to discuss the latest trends, innovations, and challenges facing the industry. This year’s event will be held on 25th April 2023, at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry.

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Company info: Talking Industry