Our Horizons programme is a series of inspiring, thematic and sector specific workshops, created to share cutting edge research and insights to help develop innovative approaches that will enable you to build resilience to national and global challenges within your business.

Our first series on Supply Chain Management will share insights into how emerging technologies are transforming global supply chains and will provide you with a valuable overview of the latest innovations in supply chain management and a deeper understanding of the rapid changes and advances impacting this area.

Experts from the University of Brighton and University of Sussex Business Schools will share insights from the top ten areas you need to know about as a small-to-medium sized business in order to retain your competitive edge!

Webinar outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of uncertainty in supply chain management
  • Learn new frameworks and tools to think about new, potentially disruptive technologies and trends
  • Identify how quickly these changes will impact your business and your supply chain

Webinar topics covered:

A brief insight into

  • 5G
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Augmented reality/virtual reality
  • Autonomous trucks and delivery drones
  • Blockchain technology
  • Robotics
  • Big data (Internet of Things and AI)

At the end of the session participants will vote for which topics they would like ‘deeper-dive’ workshops session on as part of this Horizons cohort of workshops.

These free to attend workshops will be delivered in the new year and will help to develop your knowledge and support your supply chain R&D project idea.

Who should attend:

Persons who have strategic responsibly for supply chain and operation in a business and who want to innovate in this area.

Delivered by experts:

Panel speakers include:

Logistics and Supply Chain Management experts Dr Kamila Walters and Asher Rospigliosi, from the University of Brighton’s School of Business and Law, and Dr Maria Holgado Granados and Dr Aniekan Essien from the University of Sussex’s Business School and Supply Chain 4.0 hub. Presentations will be followed by Q&A.

There will be a presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

Eligibility and how to book

This workshop is FREE to attend if you have joined the RISE project – either as a friend or member.

To reserve your place, please register via the orange register button on the right of this page.

Innovation Call for Supply Chain Management projects

We are inviting businesses to present proposals of new R&D ideas that address challenges in your supply chain and apply for our Access to Expertise innovation project funding where you can receive up to £5000 of support to develop in this area. This could be support towards developing a new product, service, or process with the aim to create value from your ideas.

RISE members will receive a RISE Horizons Innovation Certificate of Attendance when they complete 12 hours or more workshop time or support from the RISE project. Please note this is not accredited Continuous Personal Development.

This workshop is delivered through the support of West Sussex County Council and ERDF funding. For more information on our funders see our About page. Participation in any RISE project activities are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

This event is valued at £60 of State Aid support. State aid information is detailed in our T&Cs.

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Date and Time:


Dec 16, 2021


Online - Zoom

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