The Connected Everything II (CEII) Network Plus offers to deliver a network of networks which will accelerate multi-disciplinary collaboration, foster new collaborations between industry and academia and tackle emerging challenges which will underpin the UK academic community’s research in support of people, technologies, products and systems for digital manufacturing.

Our first meeting in January 2020 included the following representatives:

Ben SheridanBSI
Rika Nair Network ManagerCircular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems (CENTS) 
Sarah Sharples PIConnected Everything II Network Plus
Fiona Charnley CIConnected Everything II Network Plus
Peter Green CIConnected Everything II Network Plus
Debra Fearnshaw Network ManagerConnected Everything II Network Plus
Nick Wright Head of Manufacturing IndustriesDigital Catapult
Madalina Nazare Head of Collaborative R&DDigital Catapult
Roger Maull PIDigitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS)
Zena Wood Network CoordinatorDigitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS)
Beth McAvoy Network ManagereFutures2
Simon Pearson PIInternet of Food Things
Steve Brewer Network ManagerInternet of Food Things
Eleri Jones Head of PETRASPETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity
Ammara Masood Network Manager                UK Manufacturing Symbiosis Network+ (UKMSN+)

Key agreed outputs from the meeting were:

  1. Supporting networks to have more representative and diverse speakers
  2. Coordinating together to provide professional development training for researchers and other staff involved in Networks
  3. Share best practice

The Network of Networks meets on a 6 monthly basis to progress these area of mutual support.

The current list of networks involved are:

Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Intelligence for Automated Investigations for Scientific Discovery (AI3SD Network+)
Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems (CENTS) 
Connected Everything II Network Plus
Digital Catapult
Digitalised Surface Manufacturing: Towards “World’s Best” Processes Network+
Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS)
eFutures2
Energy Harvesting Network
E-Textiles Network
High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Human Data Interaction
Internet of Food Things
KTN
PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity
UK Manufacturing Symbiosis Network+ (UKMSN+)