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UK Motorsports Valley® and RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium

Performance Engineering Mission

UK Motorsports Valley® and RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium - THIS MISSION IS ALREADY FULLY BOOKED

This Perfomance Engineering project is a dynamic fact-finding mission to the UK’s mecca of motorsport and performance engineering, aiming at generating business opportunities and fostering R&D collaborations for Swiss high-tech companies in the UK.

Motorsport and Formula One in particular is THE domain where the most outstanding Performance Engineering capabilities are displayed. As such, it can safely be described as the epitome of technology and excellence, both in the UK and in Switzerland.

Even if Formula One and its supply chain offer concrete market opportunities and an arena for exceptional R&D projects, entering the sector is certainly not an easy task. It is vertically integrated and requires absolute reactivity and reliability. Technical excellence is not sufficient; partnerships are key for potential new entrants to build trust within teams and their collaborators.

Secondly, the companies supplying Formula One hold IP that could possibly be transferred to other industries – aeronautics, defence, luxury automotive or medtech and healthcare. New markets with higher volume potential can successfully be addressed to reduce dependency on the motorsports sector. For this, partnerships are equally crucial. Finally, the major Formula One teams have thrivingly spun off engineering branches that take on ad-hoc projects for external clients, successfully applying F1 efficient design and fabrication methodologies. These engineering branches are eager to integrate exceptional technologies.

Who should participate
Based on detailed market consultations carried out in 2018 and evidential market confirmations emphasized by completing two successful Performance Engineering missions (2018 to the UK and 2019 to Switzerland), Switzerland Global Enterprise and the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK have identified promising business opportunities for Swiss firms in the following four domains:

  • Light-weight structures: Composites, processes including additive manufacturing
  • Electrification: batteries and ultra-fast chargers, heat management and recovery, assembly of cells etc.
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles: vision, radar, lidar, artificial intelligence, real-time decision-making
  • Sensors, miniaturisation

What to expect
This fact-finding mission aims at accelerating business, through:

  • One-to-one business meetings with potential partners
  • Site visits to OEM and/or Tier 1 suppliers
  • High-level networking with potential business partners, investors and peers
  • Benchmarking

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Intro

Information

Date
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Target audience Companies working within the motorsports sector looking at exploring new markets and partnerships.
Organizer Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland and Switzerland Global Enterprise
Event language

English

Place

United Kingdom

Program

Program (subject to change)

DAY 1: Monday, December 02, 2019 / Motorsports Valley® and London

Welcome and Briefing / London Heathrow Airport

09:00
Overview of the Motorsports Valley®: Structure of the ecosystem, main players, challenges and growth drivers, diversification initiatives: Snapshot into the market potentials

Site visit to the prestigious McLaren Applied Technology Centre in Woking

10:30
Tour and exchanges with relevant contacts such as Chief Engineers etc., navigation trough the potential collaboration process

Site visit to the MINI BMW plant in Oxford

15:00
Tour and exchanges with potential business partners and peers

Exclusive VIP Dinner at the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK

19:00
Hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the UK. Networking opportunity with high-level industry leaders**
OPTIONAL DAY 2 : Tuesday, December 03, 2019 / The Institution Of Engineering & Technology, London

Welcome and Briefing

09:00

Attendance at RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium

10:00
The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, has gained a reputation as the ‘Davos of Motorsport Engineering’ where key international industry figures get together under one roof to discuss the future of motorsport, engineering and technology.
OPTIONAL DAY 3 : Wednesday, December 04, 2019 / The Institution Of Engineering & Technology, London

Welcome and Briefing

09:00

Attendance at RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium

10:00
The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, has gained a reputation as the ‘Davos of Motorsport Engineering’ where key international industry figures get together under one roof to discuss the future of motorsport, engineering and technology.

Additional information to the program

**Leaders such as: Volkswagen AG, SCE, Roborace, Automobile Club De l'Ouest (ACO), Porsche Motorsport, Honda Performance Development, Sauber Aerodynamics, McLaren Applied Technology, FIA, Iley Design, AVL, Audi AG, Audi Motorsport, ORECA Technology

Participation costs

Participation costs

Member: S-GE, Cleantech Alps, CC Schweiz, SWISSMEM
Mission WITHOUT two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium
CHF 950.-
Two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium (discounted rates)

Including lunch & refreshments at The Institution of Engineering & Technology IET, Savoy Place, London & Networking evening including Champagne Drinks Reception, Three Course Meal and fine wine at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington
CHF 670.-
Mission WITH two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium
CHF 1'620.-
Non-Member
Mission WITHOUT two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium
CHF 1'100.-
Two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium (discounted rates)

Including lunch & refreshments at The Institution of Engineering & Technology IET, Savoy Place, London & Networking evening including Champagne Drinks Reception, Three Course Meal and fine wine at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington
CHF 670.-
Mission WITH two day ticket to the RACE TECH WMS Symposium
CHF 1'770.-

Terms and conditions

All companies will be vetted by a steering committee. S-GE reserves the right to restrict access to the mission based on the steering committee’s input. All participating companies will be required to sign an NDA before the beginning of the mission. S-GE reserves the right to amend the programme. Registration fee to be paid into Switzerland Global Enterprise bank account within 10 days after receipt of the invoice.The company must inform S-GE on a confidential basis about contacts established and business concluded during and after the project.

Please note the following cancellation policy:

  • If participation is cancelled by 31st October 2019, 50% of the participation fee will be charged
  • If participation is cancelled after 31st October 2019, 100% of the participation fee will be charged
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Switzerland Global Enterprise
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