OAL’s Jake Norman Keynote Speaker at Cambridge University's Open Innovation Forum

We’re pleased to announce we'll be sharing insights on "Flexible Food Manufacturing" at the University of Cambridge’s Open Innovation Forum. The event, hosted by Siemens, takes place on Wednesday 11th July 2018 and will be attended by industry experts from some of the largest food manufacturers in the world.

With rising labour costs, food manufacturers ability to adopt and successfully implement robotics and automation is critical to remaining flexible. Jake Norman, Head of Innovation at OAL will share how foodtech can offer food companies affordable flexibility.

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The University of Cambridge’s Open Innovation Forum is a membership group where members share best practice, exploring key topics within the food and FMCG industry, collaborating ideas and networking at regular events.

The idea of a collaborative approach allows the industry to share ideas, research and experiences to help the UK’s food manufacturing industry to become number 1 in the world for flexible and innovative manufacturing.

Jake Norman enthuses “It is a pleasure for OAL to be asked to speak at this event. We won the Open Innovation Food and FMCG Innovation Pitch back in 2015 and I'm excited to share our rapid progress. Our APRIL Robotics Ingredient Handling System is a great place to start as it ensures your putting the right ingredients in the right quantities into your processes."

Current members of the forum include Mars, Pepsico, Moy Park and Samworth Brothers. To find out more about the forum and this event, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting and discussing how powerful new digital technologies can impact food businesses and kick-start their robotic and automation journey!

Deborah Stokoe