Cyber Physical Future Forum

Enabling the National Cyber Physical Infrastructure
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Event finished: 16th November 2023

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16th November 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm


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Launch address from HM Government

We are delighted to invite you to join us online at the Cyber-Physical Future Forum hosted at Connected Places Catapult’s Urban Innovation Centre on Thursday 16 November from 10:00-14:30.

The Forum marks the official launch of the National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure ecosystem and follows the recent cross-sector collaboration announcement by Digital Catapult, Connected Places Catapult through the Digital Twin Hub, and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The programme will create a pathway for the emerging National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure (NCPI) ecosystem in the UK, building on the foundations of the UK Government’s Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Consultation. NCPI is funded and supported by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

This is a half-day interactive event to spark discussion on growing the cyber-physical ecosystem and breaking down the common challenges and scientific areas central to enabling industry innovation, as captured within the Consultation.


10:30: Event welcome

10:35: HM Government address

10:45: NCPI introduction

11:10: Panel discussion and theme setting – What are the cyber-physical infrastructure challenges?

12:00: Lunch and networking

13:00-14:30: Workshop – Establishing a cyber-physical infrastructure through scientific advancements to enable industry innovation

Using the recommendations from the Consultation, the National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure programme allows us to build on our strengths across sectors, and evaluate cross-cutting opportunities and enablers.

It will bring together in one ecosystem the key projects and activities in related areas of cyber-physical infrastructure and the development of complex and connected cyber-physical systems in the UK.

Importantly, this approach will link innovators in industry and academia, government and wider society to map out next steps and future funding needs on the path to solving systemic challenges, such as the climate emergency. It will help to drive industry leadership and the generation of open best practice, creating a network of shared knowledge and goals.

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