UK innovators are set to benefit from a £300m investment in more sustainable flight solutions for people and goods, with researchers developing electric planes and cleaner jet fuels set to receive an additional £5m boost.
KTN's head of manufacturing, Ben Peace, has looked at the opportunities available in the forthcoming Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Wave 3 Challenges and has pin-pointed two that should be of interest to the UK manufacturing community.
The government has announced a new wave of funding to encourage the adoption of digital manufacturing technologies. Consortia of manufacturers are being invited to submit R&D projects, as part of the Made Smarter Challenge.
From vehicles and consumer electronics, to healthcare devices and energy generation, every aspect of our lives has become increasingly dependent on batteries. As such, the commercial opportunities around innovative new energy storage technologies has become a strategic focus – not to mention a significant new revenue driver – for individual businesses, research institutions and entire nations.
In a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Coventry you will find NP Aerospace, a defence company manufacturing bomb suits, armour plates, ballistic helmets and customised vehicles for the world’s armies and law enforcement agencies. Maddy White visited the site.
The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry will be a new, world-class facility allowing the UK to prepare its home-grown battery technologies for global competitiveness, as Simon Edmonds reports.
A new generation of small modular reactors and advanced modular reactors could be delivering electricity to UK’s power grid by the early 2030s, revolutionising the UK’s manufacturing base with new processes and designs.