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200930 - ONE, CeeD & Booth Welsh - Life after Lockdown & The Art of the Possible with Digital Technologies
September 30th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:15 AM
United Kingdom
Phone: 07539 922495

*Life after Lockdown and The Art of the Possible with Digital Technologies –

CeeD, Opportunity North East and Booth Welsh invite you to join us on

Wed 30th Sep’20 via webinar (MS Teams) at 10.00 -11.15am

As companies globally reframe their world on the exit from COVID-19 lockdown and continue to the future state of the “new normal”, the list of challenges prior to the global pandemic remain and a few others have been added. 

Booth Welsh (BW) alongside our partner brand, iTech, are recognised as premier organisations in the delivery of practical Industry 4.0 solutions.  We are continually developing our capability and capacity for the current & future needs of the sectors that we operate in.  BW have recently won several awards in this area including the Digitalisation Award at the EIC Survive & Thrive annual event and ‘Best Use of Technology’ at the British Chambers of Commerce last year. 

This session we will share our knowledge & experience of industrial digitalisation as well as providing a practical insight into what can be achieved now and going forward.  We will showcase specific case studies on businesses within the Food & Drink sector who have successfully embraced new technologies and are now reaping the rewards.

Join this session for insightful and interactive demos where we will attempt to stimulate thinking and highlight some real, practical use cases addressing several key themes/challenges, such as:

 Productivity Gain – getting more out of your assets (people and plant) 

  • Remote monitoring – during and post Covid19 
  • Increase the output of existing assets 
  • Effectiveness of new technology and low-cost tech 

Environmental impact 

  • Remote operation & service – less carbon footprint & travel to site 
  • Remote support - instant access to the 'expert', immediate solutions, less downtime 

Manage the skills challenge using VR & AR technology 

  • More centralised expertise to draw upon / shared resource? 
  • Faster skills development with digital twin and training capability 
  • Embedded tacit knowledge - best operator, always make the right decisions 
  • Safe training and upskilling without travel 


There will be the opportunity to have your questions answered by the panel.

Further Information

Opportunity North East -

Opportunity North East (ONE) is a private sector catalyst driving transformational change in north east Scotland’s economy.  ONE develops and delivers projects to accelerate regional economic growth and diversification.  ONE helps businesses to develop and grow at home and internationally, working in partnership across the public and private sector.

SeedPod -

SeedPod will be the go-to place to deliver north east Scotland's ambition to grow the size and value of the food and drink sector.  It will stimulate and support a consumer-focussed, customer-driven approach across all areas of the industry to inspire established businesses to innovate and grow and to nurture the next generation of start-ups in the region.

SeedPod will create opportunities to pilot advanced manufacturing processes and technology, scale-up production, inspire new product development and provide access to global market insights.  

It will offer bespoke programmes and specialist facilities, including incubator commercial-grade manufacturing units; development kitchens; full-service managed production and storage space; presentation areas; co-working and collaboration space.

The SeedPod project includes £10 million of capital co-funded by the UK Government and Scottish Government through the Aberdeen City Region Deal – a partnership between both governments, Opportunity North East (ONE), Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – and £4.4 million from ONE.

10.00am               David Nicholson, Business Development Manager, CeeD

10.10am               Neil Freckingham, Food Hub Director, Opportunity North East - overview of SeedPod

10.20am               Gordon Semple, Innovation Business Leader, & Aimee Doole, Marketing, Communications & Engagement Manager of Booth Welsh

10.50am               Question and answer session with the panel

11.15am               Thanks and close

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