Turnstyle Designs is delighted to announce that the company has celebrated 25 years in business, 25 years of manufacturing in Britain and 25 years of setting the standard of design-led architectural ironmongery.
Small firms with big ideas are a critical component in driving the nation towards a knowledge economy – but SMEs are often left out of the innovation system. Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou discusses key enablers and barriers to improving interfaces between universities and SMEs that boost innovation.
Experts cite various challenges for businesses to overcome in the face of the digitalisation of manufacturing (or Industry 4.0), such as the skills gap, cyber security and data format conflicts. Yet there is another potential barrier that nobody is mentioning: supply chains.