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SMEs and return on investment from digital transformation

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The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is one of four industry focused research centres that make up the Institute for Future Transport and Cities at Coventry University.

AME’s vision is to create a centre of engineering excellence for innovative teaching and research, in a real-world manufacturing environment, that delivers industry-ready graduates, upskilled engineers and manufacturing leaders and technologies to enable business growth in the UK manufacturing industry.

Our centre specialises in manufacturing teaching and research in areas such as Industry 4.0, Digital Manufacturing and Simulation, Automation and Control, Metrology and Uncertainty of Measurement, Surface Engineering, Wearables, Lasers, Welding and Joining.

The centre was originally created in partnership with Unipart Manufacturing Group, a major tier 1 supplier of automotive components and is located at Unipart Manufacturing’s main factory site in Coventry. AME describes itself as the “UK’s First Faculty on the Factory Floor” and has developed a distinct model on that basis which brings together academia, industry and R&D in a factory setting both to deliver industry ready graduates via manufacturing engineering degree courses that are enhanced by activity-led learning based on the real projects in the factory, and to develop new products, processes and technologies.

Queen's Anniversary Prize

The Prince of Wales presenting the award to Coventry University

Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) has been presented with a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.