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WMG Summer Networking Event

The Warwick Manufacturing Group SME Team are hosting an evening of networking for local businesses, partners and University staff. It will provide attendees with the chance to meet new faces, build business and partnership opportunities while finding out about the latest development at WMG - The International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI). Pro Vice Chancellor for Knowledge Transfer, Business Engagement and Research, Professor Tim Jones will be welcoming attendees during the evening.

IIPSI is WMG's newest building funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Warwick. It will be a centre for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in the West Midlands region to come and explore the latest product and service technology available to them. A funded support programme for SMEs will run out of the building including the delivery of workshops, consultancy and technical demonstrations.

During the networking evening you will be able to speak to members of the WMG SME team as well as companies that have already worked with the team on successful projects. You will get a preview of what will be inside IIPSI prior to official launch in September, and find out first hand what technology and support will feature.

This event is free but registration is required: book online here


Please note there are no tours of the actual building available.


WMG, University of Warwick has a dedicated SME Programmes Team that links SMEs directly with the research and emerging technologies available within the International Digital Laboratory and the new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation. WMG has a long tradition of working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to help them access new technologies and become more competitive.

Services and Expertise

The team offers a range of services including expert consultancy, workshops, technology demonstrations, access to research and development, access to funding, access to students and graduates.

We have expertise in a range of areas across digital technologies, materials, manufacturing and business management. Current key themes incude: smarter social media, cloud technologies, e-business models, mobile apps, product and service evaluation, visitor experience technology, energy usage initiatives, smart materials, plastic electronics, sustainable polymers and composites, virtual reality, informatics and visualisation.