ESOF is a biennial, pan-European science conference that brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers and educators from more than 90 countries.
The conference aims to showcase the latest advances in cutting-edge science, promote dialogue on the role of science and technology in public policy, stimulate public and commercial interest and engage the European science community with global partners.
The 2016 conference will be held at Manchester Central on 23-27 July.
As part of the extensive event programme, the Business Growth Hub will be running a workshop on 25 July to outline how innovation and scientific developments are helping to create the products and factories of the future.
The session will include:
- 2D materials and cutting edge science for manufacturing, The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)
- Developing cutting edge materials and products, Magnesium Elektron
- An introduction to digital fabrication laboratories, Fab Lab Manchester
- Industry 4.0 – vision to reality, Siemens.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to take part in a panel Q&A session.
Science to business
The full ESOF conference explores a range of key industry sectors for which future breakthroughs in science and technology will have a major impact.
The conference includes a three-day Science to Business events programme that will run from 25-27 July.
Announcing the programme at a briefing in London in April, ESOF 2016 champion and vice chancellor of the University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “The Science to Business programme perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of ESOF as it offers potential for collaboration between science and industry.
“There are not many opportunities to gather people from such a wide range of backgrounds for mutual benefit. It’s incredibly exciting to think about what may result in the months and years that follow the conference.
The Business Growth Hub’s science in manufacturing workshop will run from 8.30 to 9.30 on Monday 25 July at Manchester Central. For more information, click here.
To register for ESOF 2016, click here.