EEF & Digital Catapult Roundtable on Future Factories | EEF

EEF and Digital Catapult Roundtable on Future Factories

Find out how the Digital Catapult can help your company take advantage of Blockchain and Internet of Things (IOT) strategies to improve productivity and take advantage of the possibilities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Digital Catapults are a big part of the Government’s strategy to support UK manufacturers take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Visit the original Digital Catapult Centre for a tour and hear how they can help bridge the gap between research and industry to help companies grow and become more productive.


Expert talks

Hear Dr. Robert M. Learney, an expert in blockchain research, will discuss how this technology could boost the economic position of the UK economy and manufacturers.

Alex Gluhak, who specialises in connecting academic research on IOT with industry needs, will discuss how digitisation can impact energy and growth for manufacturers.



The experts will take part in a roundtable discussion on blockchain and digitisation. 



Get an after-hours tour of the Digital Catapult Centre in London. Digital Catapult’s Immersive Labs are available for hire by SMEs, corporates, academia and researchers to innovate, test and get hands on with immersive technology, as well as demo their technology to clients, investors and partners. Each space is equipped with a range of the latest augmented and virtual reality hardware that allows the UK’s growing immersive community to test and develop their immersive products and solutions before taking them to market. 



Meet other companies who are on a digitisation journey and find out more about the challenges and opportunities they’re experiencing with 4IR.



Dr. Robert M. Learney is a technology enthusiast and qualified doctor who studied medicine at Oxford University and Imperial College. He recently completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, funded by the James Dyson Fellowship.


Alex Gluhak has more than 15 years’ experience in network and mobile technology research, both in industry and academia. Since 2006 his focus has been on mobile computing and the Internet of Things and more recently how these technologies can be used opportunistically to provide foundations for Smarter Cities and Smart Energy solutions.


  • 18.00 - 18.40 We hear from the Digital Catapult experts
  • 18.40 - 19.45 Roundtables discussion
  • 19.45 - 20.30 Buffet
  • 20.30 - 21.00 Networking
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