Events

Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2017

Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2017

9:00am Tuesday 7th Nov 2017, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Centre for SMART will be at the 4th Annual Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference to be held November 7th 2017 in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

This event aims to bring together key stakeholders and regulatory bodies from food and beverage manufacturers, food retailers, food service companies, the agriculture industry, ingredient manufacturers, plus key suppliers of energy, water, engineering, packaging, supply chain, logistics, emissions reduction and waste to energy technology and services.

See us on the exhibitors list here: http://www.sustainablefoodexpo.com/exhibitors/

We will have a stand and a presentation on behalf of the Centre by Dr Elliot Woolley.

Registration is free.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

PPMA Show 2017

PPMA Show 2017

9:00am Tuesday 26th Sep 2017, NEC, Birmingham, UK

 

Dr Elliot Woolley of the Centre for SMART will be presenting next week at the Process and Packaging Machinery (PPMA) show to be held 26 - 28 September at the NEC in Birmingham on the topic of 'Energy efficient production: uncover the potential of waste'. His session will take place at 11:30 am on Thursday 28th September.

Leading up to this even, Process & Control magazine interviewed Elliot about waste heat recovery. The full interview can be found here:

http://www.connectingindustry.com/ProcessControl/energy-efficient-production-uncover-the-potential-of-waste.aspx

It is not too late to register for this event, and registration is free. Just visit http://www.ppmashow.co.uk and we hope to see you there.

Manufacturing Food Futures Conference 2017

Manufacturing Food Futures Conference 2017

10:00am Thursday 30th Mar 2017, Birmingham, UK

Registration is now open for the

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food

Manufacturing Food Futures Conference 2017 Birmingham UK

This free* 2-day event will bring together industry and academic experts to discuss challenges and showcase the latest innovations in the sector. Tickets will grant you access to the full conference programme, poster show and exhibitor area.

*On Thursday 30th March there will be a Conference Dinner for an additional fee of £30 per delegate. All delegates are asked to arrange their own accommodation.

2 day delegate ticket is FREE / Evening meal ticket £30 / Exhibition option is £500

Follow this link to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manufacturing-food-futures-2017-tickets-27274602069?aff=es2

 

 

Localising Food Systems: The food-energy-water nexus issues of re-distributed manufacturing conference

Localising Food Systems: The food-energy-water nexus issues of re-distributed manufacturing conference

9:30am Wednesday 7th Dec 2016, The Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

The Localising Food Systems conference is intended to stimulate exchange and debate about re-distributed food manufacturing, food systems, and food-energy-water nexus issues at enterprise, local and regional levels. This event will be truly multidisciplinary, with contributions from engineering, agriculture, natural sciences and social sciences. It will also encourage debate and share perspectives with business, local authorities and stakeholders in the food, energy or water sectors.

The Centre for SMART will participate with posters and the unveiling of a re-distributed food manufacturing report written by SMART researcher Pedro Gimenez.

For more information visit  http://localnexus.org/conference-on-localising-food-systems-the-food-energy-water-nexus-issues-of-re-distributed-manufacturing/

 

Food Matters Live...

Food Matters Live...

10:00am Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016, ExCeL London

Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.

Members of the Centre for SMART will be in attendance at the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food stand and look forward to meeting you.

We hope to see you there: 22-24 November at Food Matters Live, ExCeL London.

Capturing Sustainable Value - Centre for Industrial Sustainability Annual Conference 2016

Capturing Sustainable Value - Centre for Industrial Sustainability Annual Conference 2016

9:00am Thursday 7th Jul 2016, Churchill College, Cambridge

Share your passion for sustainability this July at our 5th annual conference. Meet future collaborators, thought leaders, inventive researchers and industry forerunners. Connect, discuss and debate at our exhibition, workshops, and pop-ups.

Information including the conference programme can be found here.  Register here.

This year the theme is Capturing Sustainable Value with Keynotes:

Gunter Pauli – Entrepreneur and author of The Blue Economy

Mike Barry - Director and initiator of M&S Plan A

Brian Holliday - MD of Siemens Digital Factory

Andy Wood - CEO of Adnams Plc

Other speakers from

Tata Steel, Altro, Extremis, iema, KTN, Business.Cubed, University of Cambridge, Cranfield University, Loughborough University, Imperial College, De Montfort University and more.

 

What will you take away?

·        Business views on implementing circularity

·        Tools to capture new value in your business network

·        Demystified view of disruptive business models

·        Insights on innovative sustainability in MNCs to Start-ups

·        Opportunities to learn from and participate in the latest doctoral research

·        New Collaborators (ask us about partnerships that have formed as a result of our conference)

·        Renewed energy and enthusiasm!

‘This conference has become the highlight of my year. The work being presented is cutting edge and the keynotes are truly inspiring- seldom do I feel more passionate about sustainability than when I reflect on the conference material',
Peter Jones, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment - Delegate at our 2015 conference.


To book your place to attend the conference, please visit the ONLINE SHOP.  Just £270 for the 2-day conference on 7-8 July and dinner on 7 July at Churchill College, Cambridge. Student and one-day discounts available.

 

Additional Events

High-Value Business Models Symposium on the afternoon of 6 July at the IfM, Cambridge.  Book your place when registering for the conference.  If not attending the conference, book through the IfM Shop here.

More information about the symposium here.

 

Pre-conference networking dinner and drinks at Madingley Hall on the evening of 6 July 2016. Book your place when registering for the conference. 

 

We hope to see you in July!

Seminar at Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus Campus

Seminar at Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus Campus

12:40pm Friday 29th Apr 2016, Cyprus

As part of the Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems (SEES) Graduate Program Spring 2016 Seminar Series at the Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus Campus, Professor Shahin Rahimifard will speak about waste management.
 
The Seminar Series overview is here.
Future Footwear Materials Conference

Future Footwear Materials Conference

9:30am Wednesday 20th Apr 2016, SLEM Waalwijk in The Netherlands

At the SLEM Future Footwear Materials Conference internationally renowned speakers will show and talk about how to find sustainable resources, the circular economy, bioprinting, smart textiles, new ways of treating and making leather, and much more. 

Professor Shahin Rahimifard of the Centre for SMART will speak about “A system approach to establishing a Circular Economy in Footwear Industry”.

The worldwide consumption of footwear is estimated to be in excess of 20 billion pairs of shoes per year, most of which are currently being disposed of in landfill sites around the globe. Producer-responsibility issues and forthcoming environmental legislations are expected to test the way the footwear industry deals with its end-of-life (EoL) products. Material recycling of footwear products is however a formidable problem with most modern shoes containing a complex mixture of leather, rubber, textile, polymers and metallic materials. The long-term challenges in establishing a system approach to realisation of a Circular Economy for footwear products will be discussed in his presentation.

Visit the Conference website.

http://www.futurefootwearmaterials.eu/

Annual Conference - EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food

Annual Conference - EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food

9:30am Wednesday 23rd Mar 2016, Loughborough University - Holywell Park Conference Centre

Catch a glimpse of the fascinating future of food at the annual EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (CIM) in Food conference being held this year at Loughborough University 23-24 March 2016.
 
Registration is open to the public!
 
The conference includes talks by guest speakers from various sectors of the food industry, as well as presentations of the cutting edge research being undertaken at the University of Nottigham, University of Birmingham, and Loughborough University. Centre for SMART members of this Food CIM will have presentations on both days.
 
What can you look forward to?
 
The poster presentation will include interactive exhibits such as a functional rig for the monitoring and management of water consumption in food production, interactive displays of consumer behaviour, strategies for reducing food waste, and more.
 
Confernence talks range from novel uses of food ingredients and new processing technologies to manufacturing for healthy diets and lifestyles and sustainable supply chain and waste management. 
 
Whether you are an industry professional or simply interested in learning more about the food we will eat, you are sure to find something to engage you.
 
For more information and the complete programme, click here.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
 
SMART Footwear Recycling Guest Lecture at De Montfort University

SMART Footwear Recycling Guest Lecture at De Montfort University

9:00am Wednesday 9th Mar 2016, De Montfort University

SMART researcher Miss Tegan Pringle will be giving a guest lecture to students in the BA programme in Footwear Design at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester on Wednesday 9th March 2016.

Footwear Design at DMU covers the unique and complex shoe design process emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry.
 
Tegan is a  2nd year doctoral researcher in the area of zero waste in manufacturing with direct studies on footwear and leather recycling. 
Your Energy Futures

Your Energy Futures

9:00am Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016, Solihull & Birmingham

 
Members of the Centre for SMART will be running the Your Business Future workshop as part of the Your Green Future Event at Solihull College Conference Centre on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March 2016. 
The event is designed to engage school students with a more sustainable economy, and their potential role in creating this through their career choices. It is open to schools across Solihull and Birmingham and free! You can sign up using the online form on the yourgreenfurutre.org.uk website.
At the event students will have the opportunity to work alongside over 25 businesses. Together they will address a series of creative challenges. Students will also spend time in the Career Pathways Exhibition. 
The Your Business Future workshop of the SMART team will engage students’ creative side in developing a retail item of today (e.g. food, fashion, cosmetics) into a product fit for 2025.  Working with successful businesses the teams will future proof their product - overcoming shifting consumer trends, resource scarcity, increased regulations and anything else the changing climate may throw at them. Each team will enter their product into the Future Retail Awards, and vote for the most sustainable entry, in terms of people, planet and profit. 
Overall, students will gain an understanding of the choices, the opportunities and the challenges of putting environmental, social and economic sustainability at the core of business. 
 
 
Food Matters Live ...

Food Matters Live ...

9:00am Tuesday 17th Nov 2015, ExCeL London

SMART is on at Food Matters Live this year at this 3 day conference to be held at ExCeL London from the 17th-19th of November 2015. This cross-sector event brings together professionals across the food and drink industry to consider one of the most important challenges of our time: the roles of food, health, and nutrition, and their relationships with the environment and our health and well-being.

Look for our members at the EPSCR Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food stand. We hope to see you there.

SMART to participate in Disruptive Innovation Festival

SMART to participate in Disruptive Innovation Festival

12:00am Monday 2nd Nov 2015, online

The Centre for SMART will be participating in the 2015 Disruptive Innovation Festival taking place from the 2nd - 20th of November.

We will have a Big Top Tent:

https://www.thinkdif.co/big-top-tents

Please register and support us by using our referral code: DIFLoughborough2015 

Put the referral code above in the Referral Code field on your 'campsite' page which you will be able to go to as soon as you have registered for one (or more) of our sessions and verified your account.

Click here for details of our events. Dates and times are below.

17 November • Tuesday
12:00
Immortal Resources: Back to the Drawing Board in Manufacturing 
 
18 November • Wednesday
12:00
Immortal Resources: The Future of Recycling and the Battle against Waste
 
19 November • Thursday
12:00
Immortal Resources: A Crystal Ball for Design Futures 
 

 

4th Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference

4th Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference

9:00am Thursday 17th Sep 2015, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

SMART will be attending the 4th Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference to be held at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge on the 17th and 18th of September 2015.

This Conference will present the latest manufacturing research delivered by the academic community in collaboration with UK industry. The venue will showcase the latest research outputs and promote the sharing of ideas and the exchange of best practices.

FoodWasteNet Event: Processing Technologies for Recovering Value Added Components from Food Processing Waste

FoodWasteNet Event: Processing Technologies for Recovering Value Added Components from Food Processing Waste

10:30am Thursday 16th Jul 2015, 16-17 July 2015, University of Reading

Two researchers from the Centre for SMART, Jamie Stone and Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, will be speaking at an industry workshop during the FoodWasteNet Event Processing Technologies for Recovering Value Added Components from Food Waste Processing being held at the University of Reading 16-17 July.
The title of their talk is Sustainable Food Manufacturing: A dual approach looking at resilience and waste
 
The current food system in the UK is closely aligned with consumer demand, being able to supply end consumers with a huge variety of high quality and affordable products. However, it is also one of the most resource intensive manufacturing industries and increasing variability in cost, availability, and quality of raw materials combine to create substantial vulnerability. With a focus on post-farm gate to supermarket shelf activities, Jamie and Guillermo are exploring methods to enhance sustainability in food manufacturing.
Guillermo is focusing on opportunities to minimise food-waste generation and improve food-waste management practices at an industrial level in a way that impacts are minimised and economic outputs are maximised. 
Jamie is examing the role of resilience in food supply chains, that is, the ability of different actors to bounce back from external shocks and adapt where necessary.
 
Both would enjoy answering your questions.
 
EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability Annual Conference 2015

EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability Annual Conference 2015

10:00am Monday 6th Jul 2015, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

The Fourth Annual Conference of the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 6-7 July 2015.

Members of SMART will be in attendance both days, and we look forward to meeting you to discuss our research and ideas for colloboration.

22nd CIRP conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2015

22nd CIRP conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2015

5:00pm Tuesday 7th Apr 2015, Sydney

Members of SMART attended the 22nd CIRP conference on Life Cycle Engineering in Sydney, Apr 7th-9th 2015. We would love to connect with you if you have an interest in our work or have an idea for a collaboration.