Sensors are the vital link between technological devices and the world around them, capable of capturing data on everything from our heart rates and footsteps through to the temperatures and pressures in a nuclear reactor. Alison Mitchell shines a spotlight on Liverpool's global collaboration hub - Sensor City.
Simon Edmonds discusses the latest news from Innovate UK, including generous funding to support medicines manufacturing solutions, the success of a pioneering additive manufacturing company in the Southwest and details of November’s Innovate 2017 at the NEC.
Now that the summer is long gone and the party conference season over, we are fast approaching a critically important period for manufacturing – politically and economically. As the Brexit negotiations pick up pace and the government prepares to publish its Industrial Strategy, Terry Scuoler welcomes the signs of a new pragmatism.
There are many reasons why great manufacturing innovations that should have succeeded end up on the scrap heap. Florian Urmetzer explains that an often-overlooked but very common reason is failure to see the blind spots in your business ecosystem.
Bridging the gap between science and industry and boosting our high-value exports takes serious national-level strategy, explains Dr Nils Hempler – head of Innovation at M Squared, one of the UK’s leading fast-growth technology firms.