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IFST Event: Visit to XR (extended reality) Lab and Webinar

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


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).

This is a hybrid event. 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.

Register free.

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.


  • Tom Lloyd – Executive Director: Skills, Innovation and Strategy Development at Eastern Education Group.
  • Claire Waterson – Operations Manager at the Culinary Arts Academy of West Suffolk College.

Time: In-person: 10:30am – 2:00pm; Online Live Streaming: 11:00am – 12:00pm


Venue: In-person – Bury St. Edmunds, Live Streaming – Online


May 17
10:30 am - 2:00 pm




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