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GLEAM Presents "Manufacturing for Net-Zero" Event

Published on: 02/11/2023

The Greater Lincolnshire Engineering And Manufacturing (GLEAM) Network, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln's Bridge Advanced Engineering Materials R&D Centre, invites manufacturing professionals to its first in a series of events titled, "Manufacturing for Net-Zero," scheduled for Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Hosted at the state-of-the-art facilities of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's Operations & Maintenance Centre of Excellence (OMCE) in Grimsby, this event promises an enriching experience tailored for professionals seeking insights into the forefront of energy and net-zero-focused innovation.

Event Highlights

Engage with Industry Experts: Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions led by industry experts, delving into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies such as electrolysis, hydrogen, and nuclear fusion. Gain valuable insights from keynote speakers, including Craig Nicholls, Innovation Manager - Operations & Maintenance at ORE Catapult, and Dr. Matt Stephenson, Head of Operations – Fusion Technology at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Explore Advanced Innovation Facilities: Experience first-hand the advanced innovation facilities at OMCE, featuring demonstrations of a 5G testbed and cutting-edge virtual reality simulation technology. The event offers an immersive environment where attendees can explore the future of manufacturing technologies and their applications in the energy sector.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow GLEAM members, industry professionals, and keynote speakers during dedicated networking sessions. Share knowledge, establish valuable connections, and collaborate on potential future endeavours in the evolving landscape of manufacturing and engineering.


  • 08:30: Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00: Welcome addresses
  • 09:30: Introduction to ORE Catapult, the OMCE, and the Scale of Opportunity
  • 09:45: Quick Keynotes: Introducing hydrogen, batteries, and fusion
  • 10:30: Refreshment break
  • 10:45: Panel discussion and audience Q&A
  • 11:15: Networking and tech demonstrations
  • 11:45: Close and depart
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This event is offered free of charge, ensuring accessibility to all professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and expertise in the realm of energy and net-zero-focused innovation.

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