Industry Events

Events we host and attend...

Being at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster, we host and attend a growing number of key networking and thought leadership events that are pertinent to high-tech industry. Check back regularly for updates.

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Annual Conference: Silverstone Technology Cluster

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
Venue: Silverstone Park

This event will showcase the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s capabilities via presentations from companies within the Cluster, ranging from computational fluid dynamics to additive manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), ‘big data’, software engineering and electronics.

STC CEO Pim van Baarsen commented: “We are lining up a number of presentations from ‘large corporates’ and some of the catapults as well as other significant global names.

“These companies have shown a very real interest in investing in the Cluster and will be able to highlight some of the projects they are involved in and the technologies they are looking for.”

CLICK HERE to book places at this event.

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Department for International Trade delegates kept up to speed

Date: 17 November 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

Silverstone Park received praise from the Department for International Trade after providing its automotive delegates with a detailed insight into latest developments at the estate and across the surrounding high-tech region.

The delegates, from China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Korea and USA, received a tour of the estate and then heard presentations inside its Innovation Centre from:

  • Pim van Baarsen, CEO, STC
  • Nick Carpenter, Director, Delta Motorsport
  • Rob Lewis, MD, TotalSim Ltd
  • Kieron Salter, MD, KW Special Projects Ltd
  • Roz Bird, Commercial Director, Silverstone Park
  • Kevin Morris, Business Development Manager, RML Group
  • Minesh Shah, MD, IIOT
  • Richard Wiggins, Founder, Pixel Creations Ltd

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Hosting Advanced Engineering Show's VIP Lounge

Date: 1-2 November 2017
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster further boosted their profiles when they co-hosted the VIP Lounge at 2017’s Advanced Engineering Show – the UK’s largest annual gathering of advanced engineering professionals.

A staggering 1300 guests from the world of high-tech visited the Lounge, each eager to find out more about on-going developments at the Park and within the Cluster.

A line-up of high-profile guest speakers included STC ambassadors Roger Atkins (Electric Vehicles Outlook) and Stephen Ball (former CEO of Lockheed Martin UK), plus TotalSim’s Rob Lewis OBE and KW Special Projects’ Kieron Salter –  champions of the STC’s Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Digital/Advanced Manufacturing (DAM) special interest groups (SIGs).

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Supply chain focus for Metrology Network

Date: 26 September 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility

Senior engineering figure Sally Povolotsky was guest speaker at the Silverstone Metrology Network’s third event of 2017 which, held inside the estate’s Metrology Facility, again attracted a capacity audience.

Start-up companies and SMEs heard Sally, Commercial Director for Daventry-based advanced engineering company JRM Group, give a fascinating insight into best practices in the supply chain world.

Topics she covered included: Joining the supply chain/becoming a Tier 1 supplier; ‘Mission Creep’ – managing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); the complexities of operating as a ‘white brand’ company; the importance of metrology and ISO.

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BBC1 appearance followed by EV technologies presentation

Date: 17 July 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility

Simon Holloway, Commercial Director for leading special vehicle operations (SVOs) and powertrain company RML Group, was guest speaker at the Silverstone Metrology Network’s event in summer 2017.

Wellingborough based RML is renowned for its work in the design/manufacture of SVOs and has a glowing reputation as a design and consultancy agency within the automotive industry, particularly powertrains.

Fresh from an appearance on BBC1’s Sunday Politics show, Simon focused on the following topics:

  • From motorsport to defence, the importance of metrology/materials analysis
  • Emerging EV (electric vehicle) technologies
  • High performance supercar technology
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Addressing MIA Business Growth Conference, British GP

Date: 12 July 2017
Venue: Sahara Force India F1, Silverstone

On the eve of Silverstone’s British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird shared the stage with representatives from Williams Advanced Engineering, McLaren Automotive and Innovate UK at the Motorsport Industry Association’s annual Business Growth Conference.

The event, held at the Sahara Force India F1 team’s headquarters next to Silverstone Park, attracted an audience full of high-tech engineering companies and senior industry figures.

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MANUFACTURERS BENEFIT FROM EEF EVENTS

Date: March & June 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

Manufacturers’ organisation EEF chose Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre to host two of its influential Manufacturing Connect forums in quick succession in March and then June 2017.

“It’s an ideal location for EEF to attract and engage with key industry players and help give manufacturing companies a real edge,” said EEF’s Interim Midlands and East Region Director Charlotte Horobin.

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SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER ATTRACTS GOVERNMENT EXPORT HUB

Date: 17 January 2017
Venue: Silverstone Park

The Department for International Trade’s Export Hub visited Silverstone Park as part of the Government’s initial response to the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

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AUTOSPORT SHOW INTERNATIONAL 2017

Date: 12-15 January 2017
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park’s ‘vision to reality’ message could not have been clearer for senior high-tech industry figures thanks to a series of presentations during the Motorsport Industry Association’s influential conferences and forums at Autosport International.

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Niche Vehicle Network Annual Members' Forum

Date: 9 December 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park

For the second year running the Niche Vehicle Network’s membership voted immediately to return to Silverstone Park in 2017 for one of its biggest networking forums.

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INSIDER MEDIA: MIDLANDS INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURER BREAKFAST

Date: 25 November 2016
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Working with Silverstone Park developer MEPC, leading high-tech media title Insider brought for the first time one of its famous business breakfasts to Silverstone for some serious sessions in ‘thought leadership’.

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SILVERSTONE METROLOGY NETWORK

Date: 10 November 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park Metrology Facility, Silverstone Park Innovation Centre

The much anticipated Silverstone Metrology Network got off to “the best start possible” with a high-profile launch that attracted a quality audience of some of the best brains in high-tech engineering.

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Motorsport Export Day

Date: 6 October 2016
Venue: Silverstone Park

The Motorsport Industry Association held its ‘Motorsport Export Day’ inside the estate’s Silverstone University Technology College’s auditorium, attracting industry experts and the Department for International Trade to the speaker line-up.

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PUBLICATION OF SILVERSTONE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER REPORT

Date: 14 July 2016
Venue, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London

Having commissioned with partners Barclays and PwC a study into the high-tech activity around Silverstone, estate developer MEPC helped present the findings to Government as well as the business and finance community.

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DRIVING FUTURE MOTORSPORT GROWTH

Date: 6 July 2016
Venue: Sahara Force India Formula One, Silverstone

Working with local enterprise partnerships and the Motorsport Industry Association, Silverstone Park sponsored a major automotive industry conference on the eve of Silverstone’s British F1 Grand Prix.

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Autosport International

Date: 14-17 January 2016
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

For the second year in a row, Silverstone Park enjoyed a successful presence at Europe’s largest motor racing show as a sponsor of the influential Motorsports Industry Association’s members lounge.

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Niche Vehicle Network Annual Members’ Forum

Date: 25 November 2015
Venue: Silverstone Park

Over 100 Network members joined together at their second Members’ Forum of the year.

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Autosport International

Date: 8-11 January 2015
Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Silverstone Park was among the major players at 2015’s Autosport International – one of the world’s leading motor sport shows – with sponsorship support of the highly influential Motorsport Industry Association’s stand.

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Cambridge Wireless - 'The Road to the Autonomous Vehicle'

Date: 2 December 2014
Venue: Silverstone Park

A number of Silverstone Park-based companies gained an exclusive insight into futuristic automotive technology as the estate hosted the Cambridge Wireless’s high-profile Vehicle & Transport SIG forum into autonomous vehicles.

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Driving Technological Change within British Manufacturing

Date: 2 July 2014
Venue: Silverstone Circuit

Sponsored by Silverstone Park during British F1 Grand Prix week this one-day event exploring the transferability of cutting edge technologies from motorsport to automotive and beyond.

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What makes Silverstone special?

Date: 31 October 2013
Venue: The Wing, Silverstone Circuit

Where it all began… Soon after announcing it had taken over management of Silverstone Park, MEPC brought all stakeholders together to consider their role in the future development of the estate.

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