Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

The UK's largest meeting place for advanced engineering professionals
In partnership with Magna

Enabling Innovation. Sponsored by Magna International, supported by the KTN

With over 700+ exhibiting companies and 13,000 attendees, Advanced Engineering has become the hub for the advanced engineering industry and brings together engineering professionals and decision-makers from OEM’s and top tier manufacturers across the engineering world.

NEW FOR 2016 Advanced Engineering, in partnership with Magna International, Innovate UK and KTN, will host select applicants to showcase innovative technologies.  The event will help support the future growth and development of innovation and provide networking opportunities to enable potential partnerships with investors and buyers in the engineering market.  The most innovative and disruptive technology will also be awarded a prize of £5,000 during a pitch competition held at the show, courtesy of Magna. 

Magna International, one of the world’s premier global automotive suppliers, will in parallel meet with innovators across a wide range of technologies to discuss opportunities for collaboration and technology commercialisation.  Applicants may register to meet with Magna independently of registering for the pitch competition.  

There are three ways in which you can get involved:

In partnership with magna

Submissions for the 2016 Enabling Innovation Hub exhibitor space have now closed and positions have been allocated.


See who’s exhibiting here >>





In partnership with Magna

Representatives from the Magna Research & Development team will be available onsite for 1-on-1 meetings during the event.  Attendees who wish to discuss potential investment and partnership opportunities are encouraged to schedule a meeting. 

Meetings may be scheduled in advance through the website (recommended) or on-site at the event, time permitting. Although there is no deadline for scheduling a meeting, we highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Book a meeting here >>

The Brokerage Zone supported by the KTN


The KTN are part of the Enabling Innovation area in partnership with Magna International at the Advanced Engineering show. We are running two sessions of talks and brokerage and a collaboration corner.

Day One - Graphene applications in Advanced Engineering details and registration 2nd Nov
2nd November Programme, Graphene Applications in Advanced Engineering, Talks 12 - 1pm and 2:30 to 3pm

Day Two - Photonics applied to Advanced Engineering  details and registration 3rd Nov
3rd November Programme - Photonics Applied in Advanced Engineering

11:30 - Laser Driven Sources- opening a whole new world of applications, Dr Ric Allott, Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
11:50 - Lightweight Solar Cells for Space and UAV’s Applications, Dr Dan Lamb, Centre for Solar Energy  Research, Swansea University
12:10 - Fraunhofer and Practical Open Innovation, Simon Andrews, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd
1:30 - Funding your Idea and finding partners, Louise Jones, Knowledge Transfer Network                                                                                                                                                

Brokerage meeting mojo details will be sent to you on registering for one of the sessions above.

Collaboration Corner is a new feature for the show. We are keen to support brokerage across the EU and are inviting EU SMEs and UK SMEs to post a profile at the show. We will post profiles and attendees at the show with an interest in profiles can leave a business card. KTN staff will work their magic and pass on connections after the show.

Email for a profile template.