Technology roadmapping for supply chain companies: what aerospace OEMs want from you

Kyocera Unimerco, nr Lichfield

Kindly hosted byKyocera


Stop press! We have now confirmed both keynote speakers as Boeing and Rolls-Royce

This event

Boeing and Rolls-Royce keynote speakers will relay to the audience how they use technology roadmapping, which new technologies they are developing and the importance of their suppliers using roadmapping as a valuable planning and communication tool.

We have an expert speaker on intellectal property (IP) rights protection and there will be presentations from supply chain companies that have undertaken roadmapping, describing

  • the process
  • the results they have obtained and
  • how using such a simple tool has improved their businesses and their communications with customers.

Highly recommended is the tour of Kyocera Unimerco's the unusual ‘open-plan’ office and manufacturing facility.

Technology roadmapping

Technology roadmapping is an excellent, well-established and recognised tool for large and small businesses to communicate to current and potential customers the direction they are heading with their business improvement ideas. Technology roadmapping is applicable not only to design/make businesses but also to make-to-print businesses keen to improve their manufacturing and process technologies.

The MAA technology roadmapping tool has been used successfully by companies as part of the NATEP programme and numerous medium, small and micro businesses have benefitted as a result. This half-day event, kindly hosted by MAA member Kyocera Unimerco, aims to bring together the aerospace supply chain community with Primes / Tier 1s providing keynote addresses describing their technology roadmaps and the innovations they expect to see within their own businesses and within their supply chain in the future. 

Draft agenda

08:30 Arrival/Coffee/Networking

09:00 Introduction to Kyocera Unimerco

09:10 First keynote presentation

Dr Jeff Hobday, Chief of Research and Technology - Control Systems at Rolls-Royce

09:40 SME presentations from supply chain Technology Roadmapping practitioners

10:10 How to identify and protect your company's intellectual property 

10:40 Tour of Kyocera Unimerco facilities & refreshments

11:30 Second keynote presentation

Tim Wheeler, Industrial Participation Specialist, Boeing

12:00 SME presentations from supply chain Technology Roadmapping practitioners

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Close



This event is free for MAA member organisations and costs £40 for members of our aerospace partners AWF, ADS, FAC, NWAA and WEAF, and £80 for non-members.

Book your place now