Innovation Zone

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Innovation Zone

The Innovation Zone, Sponsored by Arrow, is a dedicated area that will feature live demonstrations of the most cutting edge products.

ArrowVisitors can walk through the area and see solutions in action and discover the latest technologies that are shaping the future of the industry in this country.


What will be featured? 

Coventry University's AI car and bi-plane UAS brought by the Formula Student and UAS Challenge Team in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 

Coventry University has been developing Autonomous Vehicles for some years. Having already lead the way with four trophies in the international AI competition at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, the Coventry University AI Team are excited to showcase there latest work to industry and the new generation of engineers that will be visiting the show. This will be a great opportunity for prospective students and engineers of the future to have a close up look at what we have been doing and to chat to the student team developing the car and its software systems.

Engineers with these skills are in very short supply and are highly valued by Industry and this IMechE initiative is one of the best things available to prospective engineers looking for a bright clean future.

AI and electric powertrain is the future of the automotive industry and Coventry University’s new School of Future Transport Engineering will be embracing these new technologies and leading the way on developments and teaching these skills to the next generation.


AI Car 
Bi-plane UAS

The World’s First Methane Powered Tractor

The New Holland T6 Methane Power is the world’s first 100% methane powered production tractor and is key to CO2 reduction without compromising performance. The T6 Methane Power tractor is the final piece of the jigsaw to complete the virtuous cycle of the Energy Independent FarmSM concept. Farmers can make use of agricultural or animal waste (as well as specifically-grown energy crops), to generate biomethane, which powers the tractor, which, in turn, helps to grow those very crops. 

New Holland

Aston Martin F1 Racing Car Simulator 

Aston Martin Formula 1 racing car simulator Aston Martin Cognizant F1™ Team use cloud ERP from software vendor IFS to help manage their complex factory operations and to help the team grow in the future.

As a strategic technology partner, IFS will empower Aston Martin Cognizant F1™ Team with its state-of-the-art tools to ensure operational excellence.

IFS are excited to bring the to the Manufacturing Expo.

Have a spin in the simulator for a chance to take part in the fastest lap competition, take your spot on the Top Gear style leader board and win prizes!

Aston Martin and IFS

Modular Camping System

Manufacturing & Engineering Week is host to Max McMurdo’s modular camping system for converting regular vans into semi-campers/weekend leisure vehicles. 

His designs have been featured on shows such as BBC’s Dragons’ Den, CH4’s Amazing Spaces and Mortgage Free on Netflix.

Max’s latest project, a converted ambulance, features a number of FATH’s ‘industrial’ products and it will be available for you to see at Manufacturing & Engineering Week for free.  


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