Silverstone Technology Cluster launches two new special interest groups

Silverstone Technology Cluster launches two new special interest groups

31 August 2017

The Silverstone Technology Cluster continues to move at speed with a number of high-profile engineering names now set to spearhead two new special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on Digital/Advanced Manufacturing (DAM) and Autonomous, Connected, Electrified & Shared (ACES) vehicles technologies.

These add to the STC’s Computer Aided Engineering SIG announced in our summer newsletter.

The following companies from within the Cluster will champion the SIGs:

The opening CAE SIG meeting for the Cluster’s companies will take place on Thursday 9 November at Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre. This follows a successful first DAM event at KWSP in September.

Each SIG event is free to attend for companies of all sizes with expertise in the relevant areas – email STC CEO Pim van Baarsen  to reserve places.

Pim commented: “We’ve already had a terrific response to both these new SIGS and ACES in particular is a really hot topic at the moment… “It’s important to re-emphasise that we want to hear from SMEs and start-up companies just as much as we do the larger organisations.”

To re-cap STC is the not for profit company launched in December 2016 to promote the region within an hour’s radius of Silverstone – identified in a high profile SQW report as being home to around 4,000 companies with exceptional capabilities in high-tech engineering and recognised by the UK government as having ‘latent potential’.

Silverstone Park developer MEPC has been integral to the STC story, having originally worked with Barclays to lead the commissioning of the SQW report while continuing to grow the high-tech business estate at the heart of the Cluster.

Meanwhile the STC has confirmed a number of up-coming events firmly in keeping with its three primary strands of promotion, support and thought leadership for the high-tech region around Silverstone…

Weds 4 Oct STC Introduction Event Grant Thornton, Milton Keynes
Thurs 5 Oct STC Introduction Event Silverstone Park Metrology Facility
Tues 10 Oct Advanced Manufacturing SIG KWSP, Brackley
Wed 1 Nov & Thurs 2 Nov Advanced Engineering Show Birmingham NEC
Thurs 9 Nov ACES SIG (Open Meeting) Silverstone Park