The decision of whether to be the first to adopt a new technology is a gamble, one that can reap significant rewards should it pay off. We explore whether manufacturers should embrace potentially game-changing technologies prior to their mainstream adoption.
Many women we speak to in manufacturing say that a career in industry was never their first choice. However, once in the sector they can’t imagine doing anything else. We spoke to one woman who has worked in the steel industry for 25 years and has never looked back.
Each year in Britain 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away, enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times. One female entrepreneur has created a coffee cup coating that negates the need for plastic.
Imagine boarding a flight which enables a journey from London to Sydney to take only four-and-a-half hours? One UK-based company is building an engine to power aircraft for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere.