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Smart Hub Lanarkshire launches first events for 2022

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Due to the latest easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Smart Hub Lanarkshire – a new centre of excellence for manufacturing innovation and robotics – has launched its programme of events for the first quarter of 2022.

The Smart Hub, which is based at New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus, is a partnership between North Lanarkshire Council, New College Lanarkshire, and the University of Strathclyde. It is home to a robotics and automation training facility and is a dedicated space for SMEs to meet, learn and access business support and academic expertise.

The facility opened digitally in April 2021 and physically in October 2021. Since then, 290 people from manufacturing SMEs, universities, colleges, councils, enterprise agencies and industry organisations have attended Smart Hub webinars, events, and demonstrations.

Today, Smart Hub released its events programme for the first quarter of 2022. The events will showcase the capabilities of new robotics technologies and how these can be integrated into different manufacturing environments.

Upcoming Events

Collaborative Robots Demonstration and Tour. These sessions include:

  • A demonstration session Collaborative Robots (Cobots).
  • An introduction to its dedicated Hub space.

This event will run from 25 January – 30 March, every Tuesday at 9:30am and Wednesday at 1pm

Smart Hub Lanarkshire Explores and Connect Sessions. These are designed to:

  • Introduce manufacturing SMEs to Collaborative Robot (Cobot) technology.
  • Connect manufacturing SMEs with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

This event will run from 27 January - 31 March, every Thursday at 9:30am.

To find out more and book your free place the Smart Hub Lanarkshire website.

Smart Hub Lanarkshire is one of 12 projects to be awarded a share of £15.8m of funding from the Scottish Government through the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund.

Support from the Supplier Development Programme

To find out more about Smart Hub Lanarkshire, you can read SDP’s previous blog Smart Hub Lanarkshire to launch new robotics facility. about the opening of the new facility.

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