“The devil might be in the detail – but God is in the system.” Dr Paul Stead interviews Hugo Spowers, founder and CEO of Riversimple Movement - the 18 year-old Anglo-Welsh mobility start-up with ambitious plans to change the world.
From long-distance ‘fabric handle’ to radical shortening of bespoke production schedules, it’s clear that in this age of digital transformation, manufacturers’ ambitions are limited only by their own imagination
Innovative businesses creating green alternatives to plastic bottles, cosmetic beads and synthetic materials are being backed by new funding from the government and Sky. Simon Edmonds reports on these and on new funding opportunities for UK manufacturers.
Low-energy manufacturing is a hot topic, as energy prices rise and periods of uncertainty cause unease within the sector, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their energy output and cut their costs.
Driving is in the process of change. Parking assist, collision avoidance and lane control are already common features and evolving fast. With autonomous vehicles, however, it will be more a case of revolution and the driving experience will be radically different.
The National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents nearly half a million UK engineers, has put forward proposals for a more prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, clean energy technologies, and digital and traditional infrastructure.