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.
The growth in technology and applications underpinning Industry 4.0 is having a massive impact on British manufacturing. Brian Williamson discusses how British firms can make the most of their investments.
Groundbreaking advances in manufacturing that reduce concrete waste, lower R&D costs and improve the accuracy of production processes were the highlight at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Innovation Awards ceremony in central London last night.
The old joke, ‘Invented in Britain, developed in the US, made in China, sold everywhere’ may be an exaggeration, but it contains an important lesson for UK manufacturing – ideas are necessary, but they are not sufficient to build a successful future. Richard Hill reports.
Yamaha has launched its new Advanced Robotics Automation Platform, which it hopes will allow the low cost construction of automated manufacturing lines through a significantly greater unity with the IoT.