Automation for a sustainable future 2023

Automation for a sustainable future 2023

Tue, 25 Apr 2023

Event Details

Start Date
Tue, 25 Apr 2023
End Date
Wed, 26 Apr 2023
Location
The Coxon Building, CPI, Sedgefield, TS21 3FE
Cost
£85.00
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CPI is partnering with Royal Society of Chemistry and The Society of Chemical Industry to organise a scientific conference on automation for a sustainable future.

We will be bringing together industry and academic researchers, formulators and those interested in using automated experimentation, modelling and simulation to accelerate formulation development. 

There will be broad themes covering:

  • What is automation? A broad space to explore what automation means in formulation research and development. What is the scope? What are the incentives & challenges?
  • Automation for sustainable materials covering energy applications, consumer products and pharma — what are the opportunities and challenges in these key formulation markets?
  • Automation in the future — Looking ahead, what are the new and emerging areas of automation for the future? What are the future problems to be solved? A space to give insight into new ideas.


This two day (face-to-face) event will look to: 

(i) Showcase CPI automation capabilities, with a focus on formulation; 

(ii) show how we can use automation to address sustainability goals across the wide range of market sectors that CPI supports and 

(iii) provide networking opportunities. 


There will be keynote speakers present on the day, a poster session, a tour of CPI facilities and an evening dinner at Hardwick Hall on day 1.

This event is being sponsored by High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 


Abstract registration deadline: 24th March 2023

Registration deadline: 31st March 2023

Agenda

Day 1

Tuesday 25th April

10:15

Coach travel from Darlington train station to CPI — coach will leave promptly at 10:15am

11:00

Arrival, Registration & Refreshments

11:30

Welcome, Introduction & Housekeeping

Session 1

11:40

INTRODUCTION — Automation at CPI 

Lynn Donlon, CPI 

12:15

People, Robots & Automation: Changing the way we discover new materials

Dr Ben Alston, Gearu/​Leverhulme Centre for Materials Discovery 

12:45

How automation and screening is allowing us to dial up performance in 3D printing

Prof. Ricky Wildman, Nottingham University 

13:15

Lunch

Session 2

14:15

Towards automating the process of disassembly, testing and sorting of EV batteries

Alireza Rastegarapanah and Josie Gotz, MTC 

14:45

Sustainable formulation and battery development using machine learning

Dr Tom Whitehead, Intelligens 

15:15

The opportunities behind identifying and applying automated solutions in industry 

Dr. Richard Fields, Cellerate 

15:45

Refreshment break

16:00

Submitted Talk

16:20

Submitted Talk

16:50

Travel to Hardwick Hall 

17:30

Drinks & poster session

18:30

Three course dinner

Day 2

Wednesday 26th April

08:30

Coach travel from Hardwick Hall to CPI — coach will leave promptly at 8:30am

09:00

Welcome & Intro to Day 2

Session 3

09:15

Sustainable consumer goods and the role of automation

Mike Groombridge, P&G

09:45

Advancing formulation science in personal care

Katy Helm, Croda Europe Ltd 

10:15

Automated solubility measurements for sustainable agrochemical products

Ian Tovey, Syngenta 

10:30

Refreshment break

11:00

Submitted Talk

11:20

Lab tour of CPI facilities 

12:00

Lunch

Session 4

13:00

Innovation 4.0: Insights, funding and support 

Dr Matthew Reeves, Innovate UK KTN 

13:30

Automation of digital process and data

Richie Ramsden, National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)

14:00

Make Every Run Count: DOE and Machine Learning for the Future of Formulation Experiments

Phil Kay and Owen J. Jonathan, JMP 

14:30

Refreshment break

15:00

A people-led approach to automation for a sustainable future

Julian Philpott, Domino Printing Sciences 

15:30

PLENARY — Technology trends in robotics 

Mike Wilson, High Value Manufacturing Catapult 

16:00

Concluding remarks & poster prizes

16:15

Close & coach travel to Darlington train station