Testing of a 12-foot long, 18-inch wide rocket weighing 540kg will take place in Newquay today marking a milestone in the development of the world’s first 1,000 mph car.
Research and Development
A £7 million government investment in research has been announced by the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council today.
Leading manufacturing academics have praised the UK’s system for pulling research into industry – Britain’s answer to the Fraunhofer Institute – making academic research more industry-focused and commercially effective.
The Government is planning to spend £14.1m on three new training centres to facilitate the training of a new generation of specialists in emergent macromolecular therapies, continuous manufacturing and crystallisation, and 'ultra precision'.
The WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) is to open the new centre with funds from the Government (£9m) and the lottery (£4m). Research will focus on the development of batteries for hybrid and electric-powered vehicles.
The University of Nottingham is developing a new University Innovation Centre (UIC) with an aerospace company in China.
The new Satellite Applications Catapult, one of seven new technology and innovation centres to be established by the UK’s innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board, will be based at Harwell Oxford, the science, innovation and business campus in South Oxfordshire.