HS2: On track and leading the innovation generation

The new employer-led college is the largest of five new national colleges created by Government to ensure British workers can learn world-class skills.
The first phase of High Speed Two – the UK’s newest and biggest rail infrastructure project – is now well underway. Allan Cook, the Non-Executive Chair of HS2, discusses this attempt to future proof Britain’s rail network with cutting-edge technologies and endless innovation, and provide a transport system that will last 100 years.

Five success stories for electrification in the car industry

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Maddy White
The car industry faces a tricky transition to electrification in the next decade, something that will define the sector’s future prosperity. UK car makers are already taking action to ensure they remain at the forefront of the global automotive industry, as these five electrification success stories demonstrate.

How important is Scotland to UK manufacturing?

Posted on 16 Jul 2019 by Maddy White
Aside from its oil and gas industry, Scotland’s industrial sector is perhaps best known for its shipbuilding, whisky production, and smoked salmon. With rumours of a second independence referendum growing, we explore how important Scottish manufacturing is for the whole of the United Kingdom.

Manufacturers planning for the future, planning for success

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Undoubtedly, the manufacturing sector is facing change and uncertainty, but it’s also seeking to take control of its own destiny. A new report from Sage, ‘Riding the wave of uncertainty: how process manufacturers are planning for a brighter future,’ discusses the issues, and offers several reasons to be hopeful for the future.

The road ahead may be daunting, but the UK has world-class expertise in battery science

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From vehicles and consumer electronics, to healthcare devices and energy generation, every aspect of our lives has become increasingly dependent on batteries. As such, the commercial opportunities around innovative new energy storage technologies has become a strategic focus – not to mention a significant new revenue driver – for individual businesses, research institutions and entire nations.