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Siemens UK Chief Executive appointed as new Digital Catapult Board Chair


Siemens UK Chief Executive appointed as new Digital Catapult Board Chair

Siemens UK Chief Executive, Professor Juergen Maier CBE, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Digital Catapult, supported by UK Research and Innovation to drive growth in the manufacturing and creative industry sectors.

Juergen Maier is a passionate technology and manufacturing advocate. Having led the Made Smarter review, Maier is well positioned to steer the UK’s leading advanced digital innovation centre toward future industrial opportunities. He now co-chairs the Made Smarter Commission responsible for delivering policy to support industrial digitalisation with Business Secretary Greg Clark.

Commenting on his appointment, Maier said:

“I am excited to take up the role of Chair at Digital Catapult and leverage its proven success to maximise the many opportunities for British business offered by adoption of advanced digital technologies. As we grow and scale the Digital Catapult I believe we will do the same for the UK economy.

“I am especially looking forward to learning and contributing more to the creative industries and the UK’s fantastic tech start-up community as well as exploring how better to connect that creative energy to our UK manufacturing base.”

Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK, added:

“Juergen has been a long-standing supporter of the Catapult programme and we have worked closely with him over his Made Smarter review into industrial digitalisation. I am certain that he will build enthusiastically on the vision of Digital Catapult and help take that important work to an even broader business market across the UK. I would like to express my personal thanks to Andy Green for his significant contribution as Chair for the first five years of the life of Digital Catapult.”

Read the full news item on the Digital Catapult website.

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