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the Institute of Food Science and Technology

Exploring XR: Redefining the Future of Skills

This event is hosted by Food Innovation SIG (Product & Packaging) and Eastern Branch and sponsored by Eastern Education Groups (EEG), XR Lab and Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

Delegates attending in-person will experience a combination of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies and environments. There will be a 'have a go' participation experience only for in-person delegates from 12:00 - 1:30pm.

Delegates attending online will join a live stream presentation from the XR Lab.

This government funded purpose-built facility was officially opened in 2023 to provide innovative teaching and learning methods that can be applied to many practical situations including food science and technology. https://www.universitystudies.wsc.ac.uk/xrlab

Target audience: 

Anyone working in a food or drink related 'hands on' role in manufacturing, research, testing, regulatory, academia.

What participants will learn about:

The XR Lab strives to deliver pioneering innovation and research, developing skills and talent for students, visitors and businesses.

Online Programme


Arrival, Registration and Networking


Live Stream from XR Lab

  • Introduction to Eastern Education Group 
  • The XR Lab and Cutting-Edge Technologies 
  • Projects, Case Studies and Successes 
  • Exploring the "Art of the Possible" for the food and beverage sector 
  • Talent pipeline, workforce skills and the curriculum of the future 

In person Programme


Break, Refreshments and Networking Session


XR Lab Tour and Practical Demonstration


Recap, Takeaways and Conclusion


Event Close


The XR Lab, University & Professional Development Centre, 73 Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3SP


In-person: 10:30 - 14:00

Online Live Streaming: 11:00 - 12:00