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Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Labs is part of the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644400.

MindSphere Launch

CPSE Labs event

Newcastle University and Siemens are changing how industry and academia work together to create impact from data driven research.

Hosted at the recently opened Urban Sciences Building, the MindSphere Lab will showcase the huge impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on industry and give users access to Siemens’ open, cloud-based platform, MindSphere.

This exciting event will combine the latest thinking from the university and industry with demonstrations of the technology using real data and assets.

Juergen Maier, Siemens UK CEO, will join a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by industrial digitalisation, and how practically industry and academia can work together in a world of digital technologies to rapidly develop new solutions.

Access to Siemens and university experts who will show:

  • How advanced prognostics can change the business case - and the business model - for deploying batteries on the UK grid
  • That IoT enables new approaches to asset monitoring and health
  • How live data collected from a manufacturing process can be used to improve the accuracy of production and develop prognostic algorithms to predict the behaviour of the manufacturing process
  • As well as an opportunity to workshop how an IoT solution is developed and to meet experts from the University’s School of Computing and the National Innovation Centre for Data to learn about the collaboration opportunities with the University.


  • 11:00 Arrival and coffee
  • 11:30 Welcome and introduction to the day
    Prof. John Fitzgerald - Head of School of Computing
  • 11:35 University Introductory comments
    Prof. Chris Day - Vice Chancellor and President Newcastle University,
    Prof. Paul Watson - Director of the Digital Institute
  • 11:50 Siemens Introduction and formal opening
    Carl Ennis - MD Siemens Energy Management UK
  • 12:05 Introduction to MindSphere and the MindSphere Innovation Network (MINe)
    Adam Cartwright - Siemens UK Head of Open Innovation
  • 12:15 Introduction to the MindSphere Demonstrations
    Dr. Sara Walker - Associate Director National Centre for Energy Systems Integration
  • 12:17 Connected Batteries Demonstration
  • 12:35 Digital Twin Demonstration
  • 12:45 Panel discussion - "Is IoT your next step to Digital Transformation?"
    With a guest panel including Prof. Juergen Maier - CEO Siemens UK
  • 13:30 Lunch and Networking
  • 13:45 Showcase
    Demonstrations of IoT and analytics will run during the afternoon for those wishing tofind further information and as a drop-in session for staff and students
  • 16:15 Close

Event Details

Date: May 14th, 2018
Time: 11:00-16:15
Place: Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle, UK.

Registration can be completed online.