ATI2 is hosting a special breakfast event for manufacturers this month, highlighting the latest innovation trends and technologies shaping the industry’s future.

Ran in partnership with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, the Cornwall Innovation Club: Make Smart edition will feature a business update from Chamber CEO Kim Conchie, plus presentations from SWMAS manufacturing specialist Paul Gilbert and Konstantin Leonenko, from the University of Plymouth’s Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media Laboratories (DFIML), who will be showcasing their ‘Labs in a Box’ technology.

Mike Robertson, an innovation advisor on the Acceleration Through Innovation 2 (ATI2) programme, said: “The pandemic has caused disruption for most businesses and whilst rising costs, social distancing and resourcing are all ongoing concerns for manufacturers, many of the challenges we’ve been helping with result in innovation to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and keep up with increased demand.

“Other areas where we’re able to assist include research capacity to support the development and launch of new products or to pivot existing business models to sell to new markets – there are many ways ATI2 can support businesses and I look forward to talking about it at our Make Smart event.”

The Cornwall Innovation Club is a fully-funded membership and business networking group and forms part of the innovation support offered by ATI2, a £3.4 million business support programme which is led by the University of Plymouth and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

For more details and to register for a place at the event at the Cornwall Hotel and Spa in St Austell on November 25, click here.