The DSM NetworkPlus is a £1million investment by the EPSRC to bring together the diverse expertise and capabilities in UK academia to enhance digitalisation in surface manufacturing and to move the sector forward to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges.

26 May 2021, 2 pm, UK BST

Untangling the Requirements of a Digital Twin 

Dr Jonathan Eyre is a Technical Lead for digital twins and advanced visualisation at the AMRC. He leads development on a range of client specific work and grant funded projects focusing on visualisation utilising data connectivity across a wide range of manufacturing sectors and in particular engagement across digital twin activities.

The School of Engineering at London South Bank University is an ambitious and progressive centre of research strength, ranked 25th nationally for research power in the last Research Excellence Framework. LSBU a fabulous central London location and is looking for talented potential students interested in research to work with academic faculty in areas of strength. LSBU is offering a number of funded PhD scholarships. These studentships are available to UK nationals & EU citizen’s and overseas applicants* too. Those in possession of their own funding (e.g. via a non-EU government scholarship) are also welcome to apply for a place of study. A total of 8 scholarships are available.

LSBU Research Centres Website:, please click on the link here to see the specific PhD posts available.

  • Closing date for applications: April 2020
  • PhD Start: October 2021
  • Closing date: 2 April 2021. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Research and Innovation Practices- LINK
  • Closing date: 26 May 2021. Mechanochemistry with Mechanical Bonds- LINK

The title of the Course is “The Smart Enough Factory: Achieving Low Cost, Low Skill, Low Risk Industry 4.0”.

We are delighted on completion of a free on-line course on Digitalisation and Industry4.0. The course was delivered in 3 parts by Dr Steve Dowey. First part of the course was delivered on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, the second part was delivered on 25 February 2021 and the third (last) part was delivered on 8 April 2021. 

RECORDINGS OF ALL PARTS could be accessed via our MEMBERS AREA on the network website, which will be accessible once you have registered.

  • More information- LINK
  • Recordings- LINK

Closing date: 10 March 2021, 5 pm

  • Round Two Feasibility Studies- Resilient bio-safe surface technologies.

Thanks to those who submitted applications for the second round of feasibility. Selection has been made and 4 projects have been funded. The Universities funded are- Northumbria University, LSBU, University of Sheffield and The University of Birmingham.

More information- LINK

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We are thankful to our valued partners for their Unconditional commitment and proactive participation

DSM Network strives to Take the Coatings and Surface Manufacturing Sector Towards Digitalisation by bringing people and capabilities together to address the challenges of Industry 4.0.