Innovation for Manufacturing - Plymouth University *STRIDE Project

Innovation for Manufacturing - Plymouth University *STRIDE Project

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Take a tour of the new engineering and design facility at the University of Plymouth Babbage building. A state-of-the-art space to inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration from our engineering and design pioneers of tomorrow. Find out how your business can access all this through the STRIDE business support programme. 

The tour is after talks about funding your projects and from ConeX the Manufacturing Community. 

Calling all Cornish manufacturing businesses!

Be a part of the manufacturing community coming together on the University of Plymouth campus to view the latest state of the art facilities.

Are you working in manufacturing and are looking to take your business to the next level? On the 18th July, you can visit the wide array of facilities now available to you and your business.

On the day you'll be a part of peer to peer networking - live demonstrations - funding support - facility tours and more!

In collaboration with Conex Portal...

Conex is a community powered by a strong ethos of genuine likeminded industry experts. Building a strong community of manufacturers, product developed, engineers and suppliers, Conex enables innovators, developers and other manufacturing and engineering stakeholders to connect and thrive.

It's more than just a hub, it's your thriving manufacturing community.

The vibrant network of UK manufacturers, engineers, and innovators offers a path to growth, from free industry insights to high-impact collaborations. Gain exclusive access to cutting-edge resources, connect with like-minded professionals, and propel your business forward.

For the first time, STRIDE is giving you the opportunity to discover how engineering meets design.

The £63 million Babbage Building creates a state-of-the-art space to inspire the engineering and design pioneers of the future.

Facilities available:

STEAM Laboratories

Immersive Visualisation Suite

Digifab Laboratory

Heavy Structures and Geofabric Laboratory

Materials Analysis and Characterisation Laboratory

Composites Engineering Laboratory

Autonomous Systems Test Laboratory

Energy and Sustainability Laboratory

Engineering Computing Laboratory

Precision Manufacturing Laboratory

Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory

Digital Design Fabrication

Wood Fabrication

Metal Fabrication


9.30am: Arrival and networking

10am: Welcome by Jo Hancock - Programme Manager for STRIDE

10.15am: Sam Baynham - Conex Portal

10.30am: Brent Treloar SWIF – Funding your Innovation

10.50am: Anthony Robotham - University of Plymouth / Babbage

11am: Ubaid Ghori - PEMC

11.15am Comfort break

11.30am: Tour of facilities and demonstrations

12.30pm: Lunch and networking

1pm-1.30pm: Depart


Demonstrations available:


Hexagon co-ordinate measuring and laser scanning arm which is particularly suited to verifying components but also has the ability to scan and create CAD models for reverse engineering etc. up to a 1.2 metre radius.


Trotec Speedy 400 laser cutter/engraver

These together with industrial level 3d printing machines will be in the Digifab Laboratory,


Haas 4 axis CNC vertical toolroom machining centre and Haas CNC lathe in our Precision manufacturing laboratory


Recirculating wind tunnel in our Energy Lab


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Join us for a series of engaging talks to find out how you can access these facilities through STRIDE.

For more information, contact:


Delivered by the University of Plymouth - STRIDE, on behalf of the Good Growth Fund.

STRIDE is a high impact, bespoke intensive innovation programme designed to support innovative businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The programme focuses on businesses who have the potential to commercially exploit new ideas and technology to scale and grow their business.

Designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth, STRIDE delivers bespoke high value, intensive interventions to businesses through a series of interlinked reinforcing activities which deliver true innovation with measurable business improvements that link to new funding opportunities.

Building on the success of the University of Plymouth flagship business innovation project in Cornwall, Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI), STRIDE focuses on those sectors detailed within the Good Growth Investment Plan - clean energy resources, geo-resources, data and space, visitor economy and agri-food. The project will also support businesses outside of these sectors where there are clear opportunities for research and innovation to drive growth and productivity.

This event is funded via the C&IoS Shared Prosperity Fund. In compliance with the UK subsidy control, the above activity has been costed at a Minimum Financial Assistance (MFA) rate of £350. In attending this event, you are confirming that this, along with any previous support received (e.g. Deminimis) will not exceed the MFA threshold of £315,000 cumulated over the current and the previous two financial years.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

To find out more about STRIDE, contact the Good Growth /

By registering for this event, you agree to your registration data being stored with University of Plymouth, Good Growth Fund and Cornwall Council.

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