Driving performance in manufacturing through innovation- High Value Manufacturing Catapult

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Prof Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, will introduce the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and examples of the work they have done to deliver manufacturing business improvements, accelerate new products to market and regenerate regions of the UK.

The role of innovation and collaboration in this success will be discussed following practical examples of how companies engage with HVM Catapult and considerations for Productivity East.

Prof Chris Atkin, Head of Engineering at the University of East Anglia, will introduce the event and provide a brief overview of Productivity East.


Professor Sam Turner is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Sam works across the HVM Catapult centres and stakeholders, including government, to develop manufacturing strategy for the UK. He is part of the Made Smarter strategy implementation group led by Juergen Maier and was part of the review team. In this role Sam has chaired the D4I digital industry group, the Through Life Engineering Services (TES) Council and the IMechE Manufacturing Industries Division, The TRIB Infrastructure working group.

He joined the HVM Catapult team in 2017 from his role as CTO of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, where he worked on a range of projects and capabilities including the flagship digital facility Factory 2050, machining, casting and composites technology. As a founding member of the AMRC, Sam led the growth of the AMRC’s Machining Group, with successes in delivering impact to UK industry, before moving into the CTO role. Sam has over 20 years experience in manufacturing working across the aerospace, steel, defence, automotive sectors.

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Organiser: by Productivity East, University of East Anglia

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