Lab 4.0 Feature Session

Driving innovation in UK chemical labs in small and medium enterprises through the adoption of company-wide Industry 4.0 solutions

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 14.00, Stage 3

Speaker

Iwona Anna KandpalIndustrial Digital Technology Adviser - Made Smarter UK

About this session

This year’s Lab News hosted speaker session will include expert speakers specialising in chemistry research and transition, business change, technology adoption, and digital transformation for scientific research. Throughout the session, our experts will present short, practical discussions around the transition of R&D chemical processes through a digitised framework.

With a focus on the effects of Lab 4.0 on product development cycles, time to market and cost to market, we will consider how digital best practice processes and chemical laboratory management solutions provide a competitive advantage that helps chemical companies drive higher levels of innovation and profitable growth. We shall look at how AI already impacts many areas of chemistry, and how we must ‘AI-enable’ the next generation of chemists. Finally, we hope to point our audience in the direction of useful digital transformation initiatives for chemical R&D laboratories.

13:00   Introduction from Sarah Lawton, Lab News

13:05   How AI already impacts many areas of chemistry and how we should ‘AI enable’ the next generation of chemists

13:25   Driving innovation in UK chemical labs in small and medium enterprises through the adoption of company-wide Industry 4.0 solutions

13:45   Global enterprise digital transformation initiatives for chemical R&D

Presentation Title:

Driving innovation in UK chemical labs in small and medium enterprises through the adoption of company-wide Industry 4.0 solutions

Presentation Overview:

Iwona will discuss driving innovation in UK chemical labs in small and medium enterprises through the adoption of company-wide Industry 4.0 solutions.

Chemical companies already use a number of different technologies such as LIMS and MES (manufacturing execution systems) but there remains a significant opportunity to benefit from LEAN IT architecture, where modular solutions function in full convergence with each other. Additionally, the adoption of company-wide digital technology across, research laboratories in addition to business operations, will further streamline both internal and external collaboration.

Speaker bio:

Iwona Anna Kandpal has a commercial background in enterprise IT solutions, and in the last 10 years, she has been working with some of the largest UK manufacturers from the Chemical, Pharma and Life Science sectors helping them transform their operations with industrial digital technology.