New Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre to open at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University’s new Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre will officially open for business following a launch event on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

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Nottingham Trent University's new Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre will officially open for business following a launch event on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

The new facility brings innovative research, multidisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art equipment together to form one creative environment. It has been created following a £250,000 refurbishment within the Maudslay building on its city site.

From developing world-class technology, including surgical robots, robotic arms, 3D printing and virtual reality, to helping companies cut down on their energy costs, the centre works with businesses and organisations on collaborative projects around smart design, manufacturing and innovative technologies.

Representatives from local business organisations are invited to the launch event to discover how they can work with experts at the centre.  A series of interactive sessions will explore topics such as smart technologies and materials; the development of sustainable products, systems and buildings; and renewable energy systems.

Peter Ramsay-Dawber, Acting Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, said: "The Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre provides the University with a dedicated world-class, life-changing research and development facility.

"The launch event provides businesses with an interest in smart design, manufacturing, or innovative technology with an opportunity to meet our experts, learn about this facility, and find out how they can work with the University.

"One of the aims of our Creating the University of the Future strategy is Valuing Ideas and the University's investment in this exciting new centre will help us achieve this ambition through our research excellence and the development of the next generation of researchers.

"We are already working in partnership with major organisations such as the multinational food and drink company, PepsiCo, and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and we are looking forward to working with many more businesses in the future."

The launch event takes place between 4.30 pm and 7 pm at the Maudslay building, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 5LT.  To find out more and to book your place, visit Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre.

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    • The Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre launch event provides the opportunity to speak to experts in robotics; VR technologies; LED lighting; technologies for sustainable development; renewable energy and sustainability; built environment and energy-efficient buildings; fabrication and 3D design; transport and logistics; instrumentation and sensors; knowledge transfer projects and commercial programmes and consultancy.
    • Take part in interactive sessions and talks on digital representation and visualisation in the Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Lab; how smart technologies and materials already lead developments in medical devices, including intelligent systems, 3D printing, and surgical robots; understanding the new award-winning technologies driving Nottingham to become a sustainable city of the future; knowledge and support for the development of sustainable products, systems and buildings, including product lifecycle and quality assessments using professional software tools; renewable energy systems and simulators.
    • Nottingham Trent University’s five-year strategic plan Creating the University of the Future has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally and Empowering People.
    • The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015.  It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

New Future Factory Research and Consultancy Centre to open at Nottingham Trent University

Published on 18 April 2016
  • Category: Business

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