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Make UK to hold manufacturing festival to inspire future generation

Aspiring engineers, apprentices or anyone excited about the future of technology will gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI), at a free one-day festival next month during Birmingham Tech Week.

The Makers Meet on Saturday October 12th, organised by the manufacturers’ organisation, Make UK, has been specifically designed to inspire and capture the imagination of STEM undergraduates, postgraduates and apprentices between the ages of 16 to 24.

Make UK is holding a one day programme (12th October) for 16-24 year olds to develop creators, innovators and makers of the future / Picture: Getty/iStock


The one-day festival’s interactive programme includes:

Talks from high profile speakers who are making an impact in the world of manufacturing and STEM and technology
A range of immersive, informative and aspiring activities, from getting hands-on with artificial intelligence and robotics, to creative idea sessions on how they can help solve ecological concerns
The opportunity to interact with renowned inventors and creators and ask about their experiences
Skills advice and networking in an informal environment

Split into four key areas – the Tech Zone, Demonstration Zone, The Makers Meetup and the Great Ideas Garden – the line-up of speakers and demonstrators at Makers Meet will include:

Katie Carroll – Managing Editor at Linkedin will be sharing all the top tips and insider knowledge to allow you to maximise your professional profile and make game changing connections in the industry

Frankie Hall – Director at Embrace Change, a generation Z specialist and motivational speaker

Scan LAB – An award-winning creative studio specialising in the use of large scale 3D scanning in architecture and the creative industries

Hausbots – Entrepreneurs and friends Harry Smith and Jack Cornes introducing the world’s first automated painting and decorating house robots

X Blades – The world’s premier drone racing team and holders of the drone land speed record

Snapmaker – The most successful seed funded tech project on Kickstarter producing modular 3-in-1 3D printers that unlock full creative potential, from 3D printing to laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving.

Andrea Bull, Head of Next Generation Marketing at Make UK, said: “We are so excited to bring Makers Meet to Birmingham, not to mention being a part of the first ever Birmingham Tech Week.

“As we fast approach the fourth industrial revolution, the future of engineering and manufacturing is at the cusp of immense change and potential. New innovations and technology will not only change the way we function as human beings, but how we build these new forms of technology will essentially define what that future looks like.

“Young people are at the heart of the next generation of talent. This festival will provide a ground-breaking and inspiring event where ideas can be shared, future generations can come together and peers can learn from one another and industry leaders as they embark on their future careers.”

Register for free at: The Makers Meet