We were determined that Smart Factory Expo should be about much more than vendors demonstrating their latest technology to manufacturers. We wanted to give the innovators and the start-ups a look-in too.
Manufacturing a range of high value components, from wind turbine blades to car panels, could become significantly more cost-effective and quicker thanks to a ground-breaking R&D project underway in Prestwick, Scotland.
BAE Systems and the University of Manchester have successfully completed the first phase of flight trials with MAGMA – a small scale unmanned aerial vehicle, which will use a unique blown-air system to manoeuvre the aircraft.
The University of Huddersfield has helped a UK precision engineering company to introduce advanced manufacturing systems that will enable it to break into new global markets and quadruple its turnover.
The amount of capital invested alongside corporate venture capital (CVC) into UK companies increased six-fold between 2010 and 2015, marking a fundamental shift in how start-up British biotech is funded, new research has shown.
Highways England has outlined a vision of the future, one in which an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles could improve how efficiently roads are maintained and at the same time improve safety.