They call it the new oil. There’s talk of data lakes and data highways. Data ingestion, data governance, data lineage, data everything. Data, data, data… Hardly the language of everyday manufacturing, is it?
I'm not going to spoil your enjoyment of the Annual Manufacturing Report 2019 by spilling all the detail here. But I do want to give you a flavour of what we discovered in this comprehensive overview of the sector’s state of mind in this critical year.
Simon Edmonds reports on the success of young entrepreneurs; AI-based autonomous vehicle software from Oxbotica; and plastics recycling from a Warwick University spin-out. Plus, a round-up of the latest news on Innovate UK funding competitions.
The vision of a smart, clean, green steel industry has come one step closer to fruition with the announcement of a new £35m initiative which will see steelmakers and universities work together on a seven-year research programme to transform the sector.
Simon Edmonds reports on the latest success stories from Qioptiq, ICoNiChem and the University of Oxford. Plus, a reminder of the support available for projects involved with zero- and low-emission vehicles and technologies.