A consortium comprising the world’s leader in aircraft landing gear, a leading specialist metals producer and two of the UK’s leading universities is working on FastForge, a project aimed at the production of aerospace-grade titanium at a third of the current price.
Cutting-edge technologies with the potential to change the world are just as likely to stem from UK-based SMEs as from globally recognised engineering giants, according to leading technology innovators.
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced in principal allocation of £20m to establish an Advanced Manufacturing & Research Institute with the aim of securing a major role for Wales in the development and design of future wing technology.
The UK is a world leader in new ideas, and through Innovate UK we now have a mechanism for transforming them into products. Nigel Rix explains how to obtain funding to help face the risks and challenges of innovation.
A CBI survey of more than 800 businesses - supported by Deloitte and Hays - shows that 70% of respondents are planning to increase or maintain their innovation spending following the vote to leave the EU, with just 7% looking to reduce investment.
Driverless cars promise safer roads, less congestion, more free time for drivers, and independence for those currently unable to drive – but what will the reality actually look like? Dr Stewart Birrell reports.