Factories are responsible for approximately 36% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, shares his insights on how resource efficiency can be good for profit margins and the environment.
Manufacturers who put environmental improvements at the heart of their businesses are reaping wide-spread cost-savings, according to a new survey released today which shows industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge.
When it comes to change management best practice, there’s an understandable leaning towards the impact on culture, leadership, training or organisational design. But, can a rethink of how you engage with your partners prompt a real growth and efficiency? George Edwards reports.
We are constantly regaled with how our future will be changed by advances in technology: 5G super-fast communications, autonomous vehicles, AI, and digital life at bewildering speeds. Rarely do we stop to ask what will power this technological acceleration.
From entrepreneurial ventures through to multinationals, intellectual property is key for capturing the value of innovation, and a good IP strategy needs to be tied to, and will help deliver, business objectives.
The impacts of the government’s new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund are increasingly being felt by UK manufacturers. Here, Karminder Johal explains how a novel initiative by the University of Birmingham is bringing big science to small businesses.
The UK is Europe’s leader in space technologies, in both expertise and manufacture. The furore over the UK’s possible exclusion from the EU’s Galileo GPS satellite project has obscured the fact that it is only one of the projects being developed here, as Nick Peters and Maddy White discovered when they visited Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth.