Advanced Engineering




See the latest emerging technologies in the Enabling Innovation zone at Advanced Engineering – Location F5 on the show floor.

Enabling Innovation is showcasing the next generation of exciting new technologies and provides start-ups and researchers with a unique opportunity to promote their innovations in front of potential investors and customers.

We are proud to host the most amazing, diverse collection of UK and international technologies, covering multiple Industry sectors and Engineering disciplines. They range from early stage research at world-class universities to university spin-outs and other private start-ups.

They are eager to demonstrate their technologies and discuss potential applications, here are just a few of the technologies addressed:

Fuel cells - Marine drives - Paperless maintenance - Advanced composites - Mixed Reality - Automation software - Control systems - Microfiltration- Engine technology - Novel materials and coatings - Manufacturing processes - IoT applications and connectivity technologies - UAV technology - Autonomous vehicles - Robotics - Solid State Cooling technology - Touch sensitive interfaces - Electric vehicle charging technologies




Our Innovators at Enabling Innovation

·       Addcomposites

·       AMROCCS

·       Baby Safe

·       BOXARR

·       Bramble Energy

·       CAMBOND

·       Cambridge Enterprise

·       Cambridge Touch Technologies

·       CAMETICS Cambridge Advanced Metals

·       cereno

·       Cevotec

·       Cranfield Manufacturing (Cranfield University)

·       Crypta Labs

·       Customachinery

·       Dashboard Industrial Intelligence

·       Daze Technology

·       Disruptive Technologies

·       Duodrive

·       Echion Technologies

·       Emberion

·       Equipmake

·       Estatom Systems

·       Evolve Dynamics



·       Hexigone Inhibitors

·       Inovo Robotics

·       Interactive Coventry

·       NANOPSIS

·       Oxford Brookes University

·       OxSOL

·       pointFASE

·       PowerHydrant

·       Punk Couplings

·       Redlux

·       Revaluetech

·       Smart Antenna Technologies

·       Smart Document Solutions

·       Smart Separations

·       Sound Bounce

·       Spraybase

·       Spry Fox Networks

·       TANGI0

·       Topolytics

·       Trinity College

·       TouchNetix

·       UCL Business

·       UCL Business PLC/Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies

·       University of Cambridge

·       Vert Rotors

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You can also book a 1-2-1 meeting with Magna

Want to apply for a 1-2-1 meeting with Magna’s Research & Development team at the show to discuss your innovation? You don’t have to be a participant in the Enabling Innovation exhibition zones, applicant are welcome to apply for either or both of these activities.

There is no deadline for requesting a meeting and approaches can even be made on the fly during the show. However to avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book in advance. Contact us now to apply

About Magna International

Magna International is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world with 317 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.


About the Knowledge Transfer Network

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) connects UK businesses to potential collaboration partners and provides bespoke support and innovation insights. KTN is a network partner of Innovate UK and contributes to UK growth through innovation.

Success stories from last year

Photocentric: Winner of Enabling Innovation Award at Advanced Engineering 2016; Recipient of Queens Awards for Enterprise - Innovation 2016; Overall Winner, SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2017 - “Photocentric is delighted to receive this significant recognition from Magna. The award for Enabling Innovation for our disruptive new type of 3D printer is a great honour. We exhibited at the Advanced Engineering show only thanks to Magna's support in providing space on their Enabling Innovation stand. It proved a great success for us. “

Aceleron:  Listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017; Winner of Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017; Featured on BBC Business Live;  Recipient of Innovate UK demonstrator project  - “We are immensely grateful to the Advanced Engineering show and to Magna International for the opportunity to showcase our innovation last year as it played a crucial part in establishing our credibility and had a direct impact on at least 5 business relationships we have today. It has been instrumental in accelerating the growth of our business . . . We have now started a trial with a major automotive OEM to assess the reuse potential of their electric vehicle battery”