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Emerging Tech Fest

  • Catrin Finch Centre Glyndwr University LL11 2HS (map)

As the New Year approaches, why not take time out to reflect on what has gone well in 2018? Consider the lessons you’ve learnt and explore what actions you or your business need to take to make 2019 even more successful.   

To kick-start your forward planning, join us for a full-day of thought-provoking talks, interactive sessions, lively discussions, hands-on demos and evidence-based insights into how emerging technologies are already impacting you, your business, your industry and your supply chain.  And, more useful, help you to explore how emerging tech is going to continue to impact on you and your business in the future. 

Whether you work in energy, engineering, manufacturing or technology, this is the event for you… 

Find answers

Speak to experts about how your business can benefit from the greater use of tech.

 Solve problems

Discover how emerging technologies are addressing the challenges faced by your business industry and market sectors.

 Gain knowledge

Learn about the benefits of a growing enabling and digital technology economy and discover how digital ready your business is.

 Raise your profile

Get your business in front of buyers, funders, investors and potential collaborators.

 Get connected

Meet likeminded people from across business, industry and academia. And, while you have the opportunity, take the time to scout for ‘talent’ that you know your business needs now or in the future.  

Be social

Engage with other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, innovators, collaborators and organisers before, during and after the event #EmergingTechFest

By the end of the day, you’ll have made good connections and gained a better understanding of what actions you need to take, and what tech you need to adopt, to stay a step ahead of your competition!!

Book your place

As places are limited, please register to reserve your place. If you change your mind at a later date, please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else.



Vision Stage

10am - 10:30am - The impact of emerging technologies on business and industry - Panel Discussion

10:30am - 10:50am - Innovation and the North Wales growth deal - Ashley Rogers, North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council

11:40am - 12pm - Disruptor models - Knowing enough to be dangerous - Dr Debra Williams, Motokiki

1:30pm - 1:50pm - The digitisation of assembly - David Harra, Airbus

2:30pm - 2:50pm - Sensor City – Inside a global sensor innovation hub - Dr Joanne Phoenix, Sensor City Liverpool Ltd

3:30pm - 4:00pm - How to go from an idea to a funded business and a product that your customers love - Anthony Rose SeedLegals

Meet the Experts

11am - 12pm SMART Innovation and Intellectual Property Welsh Government, Innovation Point, Jumpstart and Business Wales

2pm - 3pm Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, The ESTnet, Airbus Endeavr and CEMET

Expo Stage

11am - 11:10am - CEMET - The next chapter - Clayton Jones CEMET

11:10am - 11:20am - Tech on the high street - Emerging tech in the hands of local retailers - Victoria Mann, NearMeNow

11:20am - 11:30am - How an immersive virtual reality experience is helping carers understand the troubles facing those with dementia - Derick Murdoch, Galactig

11:35am - 11:45am - SingleReality - Comfortable immersion - Dr Rob Black, RealSpace Ltd

12:10pm - 12:20pm - Introduction to DASA funding opportunities and how to innovate in defence and security markets? - Dr Dudley Hewlett,DASA

12:25pm - 12:45pm - Introducing support from the Innovate UK family - Jon Wood, Louise Jones and Lyndon Jones, Innovate UK

2pm - 2:10pm - Bringing the SMART into SMART factories - Frits van Calker, RFIDdirect Ltd

2:15pm - 2:25pm - Savings as a service - Amit Slaich and Gareth Hendry, weflip

3pm - 3:10pm - Recent developments in the rapid manufacturing of composites - Richard Day, Wrexham Glyndŵr University

3:15pm - 3:25pm - How and why the industrial internet of things is ready to transform global supply chains - Paul Byrne, PIN IoT

3:30pm - 3:40pm - Sain Gyflym - Rapid Acoustics Analysis for Aerospace Undercarriage & Automotive”- David Standingford, Zenotech Ltd


 Event organisers

This event has been brought to you by:

▪        Airbus Endeavr Wales @Airbus_Endeavr]

▪        CEMET - The Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Emerging Technologies [@CEMET_Wales]

▪        ESTnet – The Electronic and Software Technologies Network [@TheESTnet]

▪        Innovation Point [@InnoPoint]

▪        Innovate UK [@InnovateUK]

▪        Knowledge Transfer Network [@KTNUK]

Earlier Event: 16 November
National Education Show
Later Event: 16 January
Innovation for Sucess