WMG networking event invites you to explore the journey to product

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Our Polymer Innovation Network (PIN) returns on Wednesday 24th May 2017, 6.15pm - 9.15pm with an exciting event, which will consider the journey involved in taking a product from initial idea through to final production

We are pleased to confirm Mr Ian Ray, Lead Materials Engineer from Jaguar Land Rover, as Guest Speaker who will provide an overview of Product Development at JLR. Dr David Bott, Principal Fellow at WMG will share his experiences of 26 years with BP, Courtaulds and ICI covering a wide variety of activities involving materials, design, sustainability and innovation.

Further presentations will be confirmed shortly and we are now inviting expressions of interest from those who would like to deliver a two-minute PIN 'hotshot' on a product or service of their choice.

For those new to PIN, it’s a unique networking event for all users, makers and processors of plastic and has successfully brought this important community together to help bridge the gap between industry and R&D.

Based at WMG's impressive International Institute for Product and Service Innovation at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, PIN now boasts over 500 active members.

Find out about the latest materials research from WMG, current industry trends and future technologies whilst meeting and collaborating with other likeminded businesses and colleagues from the WMG SME Group.  

Wednesday 24th May 2017 - 'Making It - the Journey to Product'

The Agenda will be as follows:

6.15pm   Arrival and registration, food and drinks

7.00pm   Welcome & Introduction Dr Paul Milne, WMG, University of Warwick (event host)

7.10pm   Ian Ray, Lead Materials Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)

               'A brief introduction to Product Development at JLR'

7.30pm   Dr David Bott, Principal Fellow, WMG

7.45pm   PIN Hotshots - We will feature up to six hotshots (5 minutes presentations), with Q&A and discussion.

8.25pm   WMG SME Group Update (Events, Products and Services) 

8.30pm   Networking

9.15pm   Close

Register for this event here:

Please contact Julian Moore, Marketing and Business Engagement Manager, to reserve your hotshot presentation or discuss any queries you may have regarding this event.  

Email: [email protected] 
Tel: 02476 574 279 
Mob: 07884 733 033

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