There needs to be "deeper engagement" between employers and the education system in order to produce a "talent pipeline" that can sustain a thriving UK economy, according to the latest report from The IET.
“Narrow-minded, blame-driven politics” should be set aside in favour of an economic vision that prioritises growth and digital competency in a post-Brexit world, according to a newly published manifesto from Make UK.
Brexit anxiety is forcing the manufacturing sector to stockpile cash allowances to record levels, while industry investment plummets to a four-year low under similar strains – according to a leading accountancy firm.
Fresh ideas in manufacturing is what keeps this industry vibrant and moving towards the future – and at ‘Innovation Alley’ at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool, there’s no shortage of new and exciting businesses trying to stand out from the crowd.
Smart Factory Expo’s ‘Best of British’ exhibition is exactly that - a host of new and well-established UK firms showcasing a range of industry disciplines that The Manufacturer deems the cream of the crop.
A team of apprentices from the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has won this year’s Home Automation Challenge with their automated watering device, an innovation that’s set to make the lives of plant lovers easier.
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.