Defence giant looks for more collaboration

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Defence giant BAE Systems is looking to reach out to more companies in its search for greater collaboration.

The group’s Warton site in Lancashire will host a Future Technologies Exhibition on May 22 which will look at themes including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, simulation and data analytics.

The aim of the event is to demonstrate the company’s ability to collaborate with SMEs and tech-led companies from concepts through to design, manufacture, training and support.

As part of the expo companies are being invited to showcase their ideas and technological developments.

The ‘Future Technologies Exhibition – A new era in collaboration between Human and Machine’ will be held at Warton Lightning Club.

A BAE Systems spokesman said: “With input from project teams in the form of challenge questions, the event provides the opportunity for some 70 SMEs to showcase their innovative ideas and technological developments.”

We are trying to be more collaborative throughout the industrial eco-system.

BAE Systems’ chief technologist Julia Sutcliffe says the business is looking to reach out to more companies in its search for greater collaboration.

She told Lancashire Business View: “We are trying to be more collaborative, not just with big players but throughout the industrial eco-system.”

The day is being facilitated by exhibitions company Nu-Tech. For more information contact matt.stevens@baesystems.com or sales@nu-techassoc.co.uk