What do chewing gum, lasers, and lines in the sand have in common? They are all a part of the story of the barcode, the 44-year-old technology that changed the modern economy.
Given that the Brexit debate has been fixated on issues such as the backstop, customs union and single market, businesses have perhaps overlooked one particular element of our relationship with the EU that may cause them a headache right now. Intriguingly, government seems to have overlooked it as well.
With cyber security becoming increasingly critical for survival, half of IT decision-makers say that budget constraints are hindering efforts to protect their organisation’s networks.
Now more than ever before, a combined approach is needed to tackle the skills gap head on. Brendan Lynch, CTO and board member of the Worcestershire 5G Consortium, explains why.
It is widely accepted that productivity in the UK and Scotland remains a challenge for economic growth, and there is considerable commentary suggesting that focusing on the introduction of innovative technologies is key to solving this.
81% of manufacturers experience problems recruiting new staff and yet
barely 11% of engineers are women. Resolving that would make recruitment easier, reduce the skills gap and increase profitability. Maddy White reports.
British commercial vehicle manufacturing grew 8.5% last year, with nearly 85,000 units leaving production lines.
When it comes to innovation in manufacturing, Kent and Medway is leading the way.
Once again, Digital Catapult’s Hack & Pitch competition was a major feature of Digital Manufacturing Week, and the winner was a micro SME that pitched an idea that would use IoT technology to effectively monitor waste containers at the Sellafield nuclear site.
Embracing the skills of the future is fundamental to business’ innovation, though integrating this into everyday learning is no easy task. One company has created a modular robot that aims to transform the way we learn, from programming to problem-solving.