KEIGHLEY-district businesses are being given the chance to discover more about the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

The latest technologies – such as robotics, virtual reality, 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence – will be discussed at a free networking breakfast on March 29.

The event, organised by the council's Invest in Bradford team, will outline how businesses can benefit.

There will be information about sources of grant funding, and business advisors will be on hand to offer guidance.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council's executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: "The fourth industrial revolution is a fascinating area and one that will continue to bring benefits to businesses in our district.

"We already have companies that are working on these emerging technologies, which have the potential to connect more and more people and have a significant impact on improving business efficiency.

"I’m sure this event will attract a lot of interest from those who are keen to find out about how their business can take advantage of the opportunities."

A welcome will be given by Dr John Baruch, an expert on the subject.

Other speakers will include innovation specialists Jane McGeeney and Andy Taylor, from RTC North Ltd; Steve Wilkinson, of manufacturing consultant Cimlogic, and Mark Cowgill from internet service provider Exa Networks.

The event takes place at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, between 7.30am and 9.30am.

For more details, call 01274 437727 or e-mail