The Up-Skill project presented at TWI´s annual Digital Manufacturing Conference
Up-Skill partner TWI is one of the foremost independent research and technology organisations providing impartial expertise on how to design, create and operate the best products possible through their in-depth knowledge of engineering, materials and joining technologies, and experience in innovation, knowledge transfer and problem resolution across all aspects of welding, joining, surface engineering, inspection and whole-life integrity management.
TWI are a member based organisation and arrange numerous events, webinars and conferences to foster knowledge exchange and discussion amongst their members, industry and the general public. The Digital Manufacturing Conference, held on December 1st 2022 in Cambridge, UK and online, brought together some of the leading figures related to the research, development and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies within the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Professor Chris Ivory is the Up-Skill Technical Coordinator and an expert in innovation and project management, technology change and the relationship between technology and work. Chris presented the Up-Skill project at the conference and delved into the issues surrounding the emergence of digital technologies in manufacturing and their efficient and appropriate implementation in relation to the maintenance of skilled work, managerial competencies, organisational structures, and market contexts.
The focus of the Up-Skill project is to explore and develop a better understanding of how businesses can lever value from human and machine integration and the broader benefits to industries, workers, and wider society. And the participation of the Up-Skill project in events with Industry 4.0 leaders will be an integral part of this process.