Renewable energy expert Deyang Qu has been named as the Johnson Controls Endowed Professor in Energy Storage Research, a collaborative appointment between the company, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).
US car-maker Ford has this week appointed Paul Ballew, as executive director and chief data and analytics officer, to help better understand consumer behavior and speed up innovations in mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving.
Anthony Evans, managing director of leading precision diecasters, Sarginsons Industries, talks about the company’s growing links with the best of UK Academia, and why it's gone back to University to help deliver the materials and the manufacturers of tomorrow.
Increasing tax benefits, a greater understanding from banks and a longer term view on return on investment could all help the UK catch up in the automation stakes according to one of the sector’s leading professionals.
The Government must commit to a three per cent target of GDP of research and development (R&D) spending by 2020 to ensure the UK doesn’t lag behind international competitors, says the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in its Business-University Collaboration report published today.
The Robotics Innovation Facility (RIF) in Bristol, UK, which launches later today, forms part of the €20m (£15.8m) ECHORD++ research and manufacturing in robotics project. This is funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.