Make UK holds game changing manufacturing festival to inspire future generation

One day programme for 16-24 year olds to develop creators, innovators and makers of the future

Aspiring young engineers and apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from their peers and explore topics ranging from artificial intelligence to how they can help solve ecological concerns at an exciting one day festival being organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The ‘Makers Meet’ being held in Birmingham will feature a platform of high profile speakers who are making an impact in the world of manufacturing and STEM, as well as a range of immersive, informative and aspiring activities, networking opportunities and creative ideas sessions.

Aimed at STEM undergraduates, postgraduates and apprentices between the ages of 16-24, speakers will include the Instagram sensation, fashion icon and engineer, Authentically Ella and Shini Somara who will both talk about how women have a big role to play in engineering and manufacturing and how the secrets behind pioneering technology and innovation can be demystified.

They will be joined by Dr John Hart from the Centre for Sports Engineering & Research, the inspiration and brains behind the Great Britain Winter Olympic team clothing, Hybrid Air Vehicles who will discuss the future of Carbon Airspace and Franki Johnson who will advise on how Generation Z can use their digital skills in the workplace. 

Other speakers include Vanessa Sanyauke, named by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world, and Dr Ozak Esu, an award winning Engineer who specialises in strategies to address the challenges faced by the Internet of Things.