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9:00am - 11:00am The Heath Business Park, WA7 4QX Runcorn

Join Halton Science & Manufacturing Cluster to create new partnerships, gain industry insight and benefit from the experience of others. Find out how you can benefit from the time you invest in R&D. We’ll be learning from the best – each other – as by working together and pooling resources we all gain. This can be a massive opportunity for businesses to develop skills and create new relationships with other businesses.


9.00am – Registration, open networking, Tea & Coffee

9.15am – Welcome to the Halton Science & Manufacturing Cluster 2019

9.20am – Made Smarter

Amy Edwards – Manchester Growth Company

The newly-launched Made Smarter programme is designed to support manufacturers, engineers, makers and creators with facilities or operations in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region to grow through adoption of new technologies.
They can also give you the insight around your teams’ changing needs and roles through a dedicated leadership programme and access to student placements. What’s more once you’ve selected the right technology for your business they can offer up to 50% match-funding for its implementation.

9.40am – Process Automation


CODEL is an industrial engineering and electronics production company established in 1991 who provide Trace and Track and Quality Assurance informatics systems, as well as Automatic Identification, Product Marking, Warehouse Management and Quality Control integrated into our AIDA Manufacturing Execution system. They offer professional services and have experience in scoping and executing technical solutions that utilize the newest technologies, all to the highest customer satisfaction. They construct systems using modern informatics, communications and automation technologies.

10.00am – Finding Hidden Finance with Case Studies

Russell McGrathJumpstart Ltd.

Jumpstart specialises in research and development tax credit claims. They’ve secured millions of pounds in benefits for clients, and are identifying £2.2 million in eligible R&D activity every single week. They work hard to maximise the value and accuracy of all credit claims, ensuring clients get exactly what they deserve.

10.20am – 5G


5G will enable you to download a movie in seconds, or to stream a 4K movie without any buffering. We’re also likely to see a big leap forward in virtual and augmented reality applications, as 5G’s low latency and high capacity will enable advanced processing to be handled remotely rather than locally on mobile devices and headsets.
In a March 2018 report, O2 forecasts that 5G will earn the UK £6 billion a year through productivity savings. It also finds that 5G-enabled tools such as smart fridges, smart grids and electric autonomous vehicles will save householders £450 a year through lower food, council and fuel bills.

10.40am – Information Exchange – facilitated round table discussion & networking

11.00am – Meeting close

This is a specialist network specifically designed to advance and support Science and Manufacturing across the region. Everyone actively working in the Manufacturing and Scientific Sectors is encouraged to join and all events are free of charge. All Halton Chamber Members are also eligible to join this network and attend these events free of charge.

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