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UK Innovation Conference

May 1, 2024

The MTC, Coventry

The 2024 UK Innovation Conference

Building on the success of the 2023 edition, this year's event is set to be bigger and better than ever. With industry-leading keynote speakers, top plenary sessions, increased networking opportunities, and industry and application tracked sessions, join us to uncover what's possible through simulation. 

  • Gain insight into Ansys' simulation strategy covering Structures, Fluids, Electronics, Material Intelligence, AI/ML, Digital Engineering, MBSE and more.
  • Hear from leading industry speakers showcasing their use of Ansys simulation.
  • Share experiences, knowledge, and best practices with industry peers.
  • Discuss your simulation challenges with Ansys experts.
  • Participate and engage in interactive networking opportunities.

The UK Innovation Conference aims to celebrate engineering achievements that illuminate what's possible through the use of simulation. Discover the tools to optimize processes faster, with greater efficiency. And be inspired to design, build, and work in new ways that make your breakthrough ideas reality. 

 

 

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2024 Agenda

This year, we have multiple sessions including a morning plenary with 2 keynote speakers, tracked industry-focused sessions - A&D, Automotive, Process Industry and Industrial Equipment, and an afternoon of tracked application-focused sessions - Structures, Fluids, Low-Frequency Electromagnetics, Optics, Explicit Dynamics, Electronics, Multiphysics Co-Simulation, and Thermal Analysis.

Check out the agenda via our event app, powered by Swapcard. Add sessions to your agenda, and create a bespoke agenda for you. 

 

View the different sessions from the 'Track Selection' dropdown below.

May 01, 2024

TIME BST TITLE SPEAKER(S)
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Ansys Welcome
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote - Leading the Charge with Oracle Red Bull Racing
Morgan Maia
Senior Technical Partnership Manager
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Keynote - Battery Industrialisation: Mitigating Risks in Battery Manufacturing
Timothy Addison
Head of Digital Manufacturing Strategy Implementation
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Simulate, Innovate, Accelerate: Digital Engineering Unleashed
Will Marsden
EMEA Field Chief Technologist, Digital Engineering
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Leveraging AI/ML for Engineering Simulation
Illya Tolchinsky
Lead Product Manager
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
MORNING BREAK & EXHIBITION
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Transforming and Staying Ahead of The Threat: Solving The Challenges in Aerospace and Defense with Ansys Solutions
Mike Slack
Senior Technical Account Manager
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Driving Innovation: How Simulation is Solving Automotive and Ground Transportation Challenges
Andrew Dimelow
Technical Account Manager
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Innovations in Engineering Simulation: Empowering Process Industries with Ansys Software Solutions
Rob Winstanley
Senior Application Engineering Manager
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Revolutionizing Industrial Equipment and Energy: Empowering Digital Engineering through Advanced Simulation Technologies
Tomasz Stelmach
Lead Application Engineer
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
LUNCH & EXHIBITION
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Unveiling the Future: Ansys Structures/Mechanical
Arwel Davies
Senior Application Engineer
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
CFD-DEM Coupled Simulation of Hair Flow Inside a Cyclonic Device
Marina Sousani
Senior Application Engineer
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Tackling Electro-Mechanical and Magnetic Engineering Challenges with Simulation
Akeel Auckloo
Senior Application Engineering Manager
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Bridging The Gap in Hybrid-Scale Optics to Enable Innovation
Ajay Kanwar
Senior Application Engineer
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Structural Analysis of a 100-Ton Subsea Pipeline Lifting Tool
Filip Rozic
FEA engineer
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Cycling Aerodynamics: From Scientific Research to Product Development & Competitive Advantages
Bert Blocken
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Advancements in Electric Machine Simulation with Ansys Motor-CAD
Ravi Sundaria
Application Engineer
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Ansys Optics for Automotive Interior Lighting
Peter Hall
Chapter Lead - Lighting Optical and Mechanical
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Low Frequency Electromagnetics Customer Presentation
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Whole Life Durability Assessment of A Spring-Loaded Latch
Balazs Novak
Senior FEA Engineer
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Simulating A Low NOx Burner with Ansys Fluent
Andrew Hobbs
Head of Simulation
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Mode-Match Tolerancing in NPL Reference Cavities Using Zemax OpticStudio
Matthew Stewart
Senior Engineer
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
AFTERNOON BREAK & EXHIBITION
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Evaluating The Blast Resistance of A Laminated Glass Façade Using Ansys LS-DYNA
Mike Magnier
Lead Application Engineer
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ansys Electronics Solution Overview on High Frequency Applications
Mina Panahi
Senior Application Engineer
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ansys Multiphysics for Real-World Applications
Tomasz Stelmach
Lead Application Engineer
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ansys Thermal Desktop: New Tools for Thermal Simulation
Doug Bell
Lead Application Engineer
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Run-Time Improvement of Off-Road Crash Load Cases by MPP Decomposition in Ansys LS-DYNA
Reza Malekimoghadam
D&R CAE Engineer
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
EMA3D tools for EMI/EMC Assessment
Nicola Masters
Senior Product Sales Manager
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Understanding The Optical Effects of Atmosphere and Turbulent Flow on Airborne Laser Communication or Imaging Systems
Chris Normanshire
Lead Application Engineer
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Coupled Field Simulations for Heat Sealing Flexible Packaging
Sunil Rana
Associate Principal Engineer
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Development of Modular Floating Solar Panel Array
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Finite Element Modelling of Sporting Impacts
Tom Allen
Reader in Mechanical Engineering
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Ansys Solutions for PCB SI/PI, Thermal, Mechanical and Reliability Simulation
Mina Panahi
Senior Application Engineer
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Innovation in Battery Technologies for Battery Systems
Andrew Dimelow
Technical Account Manager
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM 4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
END OF CONFERENCE & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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Plenary Speakers

Session Speakers

Exhibition

As well as the main conference, located next to the catering, this area will be host to multiple exhibitors.

Visit the 'Ask an Ansys Expert' zone to learn the latest and get one-to-one product support, and speak with our Partners at their dedicated booths.

Visit every booth to enter the prize draw.

1. Ansys | 3D Design
2. Ansys | Structures
3. Ansys | Fluids
4. Ansys | Electronics
5. Ansys | Digital Engineering
6. Ansys | Academic & Startup Programs

7. CADFEM UK & Ireland
8. EDR Medeso
9. Oasys
10. Wilde Analysis
11. Ansys | Motorsport Partnerships
12. Oracle Red Bull Racing


Event App

Swapcard - Agenda and Networking App

To help prepare for this year's event, download the event app to:

  • Access the agenda, save sessions to your profile, and create 'your event'.
  • View the event's attendees, pre-book meetings, and send your questions to Ansys experts in-advance.

Search for 'Ansys Events' from your App store. This app is powered by Swapcard Corporation.

You will receive an email request from 'Swapcard' ahead of the event to activate your profile. Please add 'noreply@swapcard.com' to your safe-senders list.


Networking Reception

Exhibition Area
16:40 - 17:30

At the close of conference, please join us for a networking drinks reception held in the exhibition area of the conference. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know peers better whilst enjoying the canapés and drinks on offer.


Get Hands-On

This year, there a multiple hands-on experience for attendees.

Try your hand at being the next F1 star on the Oracle Red Bull Racing driving simulator. Do you have what it takes? The driver finishing top of the leaderboard with the fastest lap at the end of the conference will win a secret prize!

Get hands-on with Oracle Red Bull Racing artifacts like previous racing suits and steering wheels!

And, check out the Oracle Red Bull Racing merchandise stand for this seasons latest merch.

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)

Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
Airfield Drive
Ansty Business Park
Coventry
CV7 9JU

 

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How to get to the MTC:

By Car:  There is ample free parking. For navigation systems, please use postcode CV7 9RD.  

By Bus:  The X30 is a dedicated bus service that runs frequently between Ansty Business Park and the centre of Coventry. The X30 stops at Pool Meadow Bus Station in Coventry, and travels via Coventry train station. 

By Train:  The closest railway station to Ansty Business Park is Coventry. The Ansty Park X30 bus service travels via Coventry Train Station.

By Air:  Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport and is less than a 20-minute drive from Ansty Business Park.

 


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