Expertise within Queen’s University Belfast’s Engineering and Physical Science’s Faculty will continue to play a transformational role in driving innovation and efficiencies in the global advanced manufacturing sector.
That was the message to visitors to the Northern Ireland Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition at the Titanic Exhibition Centre this week where the University displayed the work it has been undertaking with industry and the potential for further collaboration in the future.
Experts from a number of Queen’s University centres such as Northern Ireland Technology Centre; the Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems; the Polymer Processing Research Centre; the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre; the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre; the Institute for Global Food Security; and from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships were in attendance at the show, which included some of the biggest names in the manufacturing world.
Professor Mark Price, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty, said: “Queen’s has played a big part in advancing technologies in the global manufacturing sector for many years, not just by supplying high quality talent but by working closely with companies in Northern Ireland and around the world. It is great to be here at the centre of the conference to show the industry how able and willing we are to help them thrive.”
Colm Higgins, Head of the Northern Ireland Technology Centre at Queen’s, said: “We are proud to work with some of the most progressive manufacturing and engineering companies in the world and will continue to innovate in the work we do to give them a competitive edge. This conference is a great showcase for how we can help industry and also gives us a chance to showcase some of the supply companies we work with.”
Queen’s also hosted a number of global technology companies – involved in everything from robotics to CNC, metrology to R&D tax advice – at the stand.
They included: Kingsburys, Mills CNC, Bauromat (UK) Ltd., ASM Chartered Accountants, KUKA Robotics UK, FAST Technologies, Staubli Robotics, Grob, Machine Tools UK LTD and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.