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.
Tuesday 25th April
Coach travel from Darlington train station to CPI — coach will leave promptly at 10:15am
Arrival, Registration & Refreshments
Welcome, Introduction & Housekeeping
INTRODUCTION — Automation at CPI
Lynn Donlon, CPI
People, Robots & Automation: Changing the way we discover new materials
Dr Ben Alston, Gearu/Leverhulme Centre for Materials Discovery
How automation and screening is allowing us to dial up performance in 3D printing
Prof. Ricky Wildman, Nottingham University
Towards automating the process of disassembly, testing and sorting of EV batteries
Alireza Rastegarapanah and Josie Gotz, MTC
Sustainable formulation and battery development using machine learning
Dr Tom Whitehead, Intelligens
The opportunities behind identifying and applying automated solutions in industry
Dr. Richard Fields, Cellerate
A people-led approach to automation for a sustainable future
Julian Philpott, Domino Printing Sciences
Travel to Hardwick Hall
Drinks & poster session
Three course dinner
Wednesday 26th April
Coach travel from Hardwick Hall to CPI — coach will leave promptly at 8:30am
Welcome & Intro to Day 2
Sustainable consumer goods and the role of automation
Mike Groombridge, P&G
Advancing formulation science in personal care
Katy Helm, Croda Europe Ltd
Automated solubility measurements for sustainable agrochemical products
Ian Tovey, Syngenta
Lab tour of CPI facilities
Innovation 4.0: Insights, funding and support
Dr Matthew Reeves, Innovate UK KTN
Automation of digital process and data
Richie Ramsden, National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)
Make Every Run Count: DOE and Machine Learning for the Future of Formulation Experiments
Phil Kay and Owen J. Jonathan, JMP
PLENARY - Technology trends in robotics
Mike Wilson, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Concluding remarks & poster prizes
Close & coach travel to Darlington train station (coach will depart at 16:00)