Spin The Wheel of 4Tune! Venturefest Scotland & Industry 4.0


Next Wednesday (20th September) sees the return of Venturefest Scotland to the Glasgow Science Centre, a free event supporting and enabling Scottish SME growth through innovation and design. Venturefest brings SMEs together with investors, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from both Scotland and further afield, providing an excellent opportunity for growth and development. Exmos is happy to announce that a few of the team will be attending Venturefest, and we’re looking forward to seeing and meeting with some of Scotland’s most innovative companies and start-ups.

Exmos will also be playing its part at Venturefest- our Business Development Manager Kirsty McIntosh is will feature in the panel for the very excitingly named “Wheel of 4Tune” – where the panel will discuss and debate all sorts of Industry 4.0 topics, chosen at random by the wheel and with audience suggestions. On the panel alongside Kirsty is the following manufacturing and technology experts:


Professor Jorn Mehnen, University of Strathclyde

Bio: “Passionate about Advanced Digital Manufacturing, Jorn’s research aims to deliver new and exciting scientific insights as well as practical technological solutions that help industry and academia alike.

Advanced Digital Manufacturing encompasses Industry 4.0 technology, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and utilises latest developments in Cloud Manufacturing and Big Data Analytics. His work around Design for Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing is aiming to improve existing Manufacturing Systems to make them smarter, more autonomous and agile, cost efficient, better connected and well informed Through-Life.

These efforts are supported by research into Additive Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Visualisation. His national and international projects aim at high-value industrial applications with impact.”


Dr David Stewart, High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute

Bio: “David is the Research Manager leading the Circular Value Chains Team. He has a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Product Design and Innovation and is in the process of completing his PhD in Remanufacture and Reverse Logistics.

He has previous experience working as a consultant for engineering empire, ‘Clyde Blowers Capital’; and as a design engineer at ‘Life Technologies’. David’s current role involves writing research proposals, conducting research into low carbon technologies, developing new products and innovations and providing consultancy services. He is also leading HSSMI’s bid for the establishment of a networked Centre of Excellence for Remanufacturing.”


Associate Professor Colin Gillespie, Newcastle University

Bio: “Colin Gillespie is Senior Lecturer (Associate professor) at Newcastle University, UK. His research interests are high-performance statistical computing and Bayesian statistics.

Colin is regularly employed as a consultant by Jumping Rivers and has been teaching R since 2005 at a variety of levels, ranging from beginning to advanced programming.”


All in all, this looks set to be an exciting session discussing Industry 4.0 in Scotland, and we hope we can see you there!

Of course, the bonus about Venturefest is that it is free for all to attend, just register using the link in the comments below. Spaces are limited, so I’d urge you to sign up to this event as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.


Sign up to Venturefest here!


Posted by Jordan Maciver on Friday, September 15, 2017



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