Listed below are Pitch-In events from across the four partner universities alongside relevant regional and national opportunities.  If you have an event you wish to promote to the Pitch-In network here, please contact

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< PETRAS 2 Launch Event – IoT Centre of National Excellence >

The PETRAS 2  IoT Centre of National Excellence will provide a national capability to enable the UK to become a world-leader in IoT security and associated systems security.  Funded by UK Research and Innovation, this second phase of the PETRAS programme will strengthen an already established and successful platform which, since 2016, has coordinated and convened 11 universities and 110 industrial and government User Partners in cross-disciplinary collaboration.

At this event, you’ll be hearing from some of the UK’s top researchers, practitioners and decision-makers in connected technologies, learning about the challenges on the horizon, and how the PETRAS 2.0 Centre will be tackling them over the next 4 years.


Who can attend: PETRAS events are a chance for academics, industry technologists and government officials to come together to learn more about the Centre’s areas of research focus and upcoming national research calls, as well as network with the PETRAS community.

Where: London Time: 09:30am — 04:30pm


< Develop 3D Live >

DEVELOP3D LIVE is the UK’s leading conference and exhibition celebrating design, engineering and manufacturing technology and how it brings world-leading products to market faster. It is to be held in Sheffield for the first time this year to maximise the opportunities and expertise available in the region across these sectors.


Who should attend: This is a free conference for industry, academics and students with interests in the Digital Design arena.

Where: Sheffield City Region Time: 08:00am — 05:15pm


< The AMRC’s Beer and Bytes >

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC’s) ‘beer and bytes’ series at Factory 2050 provides an informal, grass roots approach to support the adoption of industrial digitalisation. Launched in March (read review), the events provide manufacturers from across the North the opportunity to sample craft beer, pork pies and crisps alongside the chance to savour the rather more exotic delights of augmented and virtual reality; robots and cobots; Artificial Intelligence, data analytics and discrete event simulation.


Who should attend: Small and medium firms from across the North. The events are currently invite only, to express your interest in attending please contact Event times tbc.

Where: Sheffield City Region Time: 06:00pm — 08:00pm


< Internet of Manufacturing UK >

Held in Farnborough, the Internet of Manufacturing UK 2019 returns as the sector’s fastest growing technology event for manufacturers looking to lower costs, drive profitability and accelerate digital transformation. Join our audience of Manufacturers implementing Industry 4.0 initiatives as they gather to hear use cases from industry leaders and innovators, make meaningful connections and unlock the transformative power of IoT.


Who should attend: Anyone actively exploring or involved in implementing the latest technologies including IoT end users and adopters.

Where: Farnborough Time: 09:00am — 05:00pm


< Be Innovative with your Data >

Does your business generate data that could hold value for you? If so, Newcastle University’s Arrow programme invites you to join us on Friday 17th May to learn more.


The global economy is undergoing a data-driven revolution. Exponential growth in the volume of business data is raising huge new opportunities and challenges for organisations. Properly processed and analysed, data can lead to radical innovations, enabling significant value creation for organisations of all sizes. Find out what this could mean for your organisation from guest speakers from the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and organisations gaining benefit from these projects. Join us for a coffee and cake and we will introduce you to the Arrow programme and how it can help you make the most of your data.


David Scott, Pitch-In Operations Manager at Newcastle University, will be speaking at the event about how Pitch-In can support data challenges.


Who should attend: The Arrow project matches academics, innovators and North East SMEs, charities and CICs to speed up innovation.

Where: Newcastle Time: 09:00am — 11:00am


< Pitch-In Workshop – Developing Collaborations in IIoT >

The Pitch-In project is a major collaboration on the Internet of Things (IoT) funded by Research England and led by the universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Newcastle and Oxford. This one day workshop at the MindSphere Lounge in Sheffield aims to build a collaborative academic ecosystem focussed on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)  Knowledge Exchange, addressing barriers to the exploitation of IoT research, technology and expertise.


This day emphasises the role academia can play in such collaborations and how IoT work can be developed. This will help build an academic community around IoT knowledge exchange interests and explicitly foster collaboration. View the full agenda here.


During this workshop we will:


– Develop and document our understanding of problems faced in the exploitation of IoT research and expertise

– Provide a forum for exchange of best practice

– Collaboratively construct possible pathways for specific KE prospects identified by attendees and formulate general guidance for impact.

This is a workshop day and there is an emphasis on ‘working’. The day’s activities will furnish material for jointly co-authored documents but allow us also to further identify the IIoT academic community’s specific needs regarding KE.


Who should attend:


This workshop is open to academic, business development and knowledge exchange staff from across UK universities.


If you are business looking to engage with Pitch-In, please get in touch to discuss alternative opportunities and upcoming events:


The workshop will be led by John Clark, Pitch-In Academic Lead and Professor of Computer and Information Security at the University of Sheffield

Where: Sheffield City Region Time: 08:30am — 04:00pm