We are constantly regaled with how our future will be changed by advances in technology: 5G super-fast communications, autonomous vehicles, AI, and digital life at bewildering speeds. Rarely do we stop to ask what will power this technological acceleration.
The impacts of the government’s new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund are increasingly being felt by UK manufacturers. Here, Karminder Johal explains how a novel initiative by the University of Birmingham is bringing big science to small businesses.
A team of researchers is working with SME manufacturers to explore and develop viable low-cost solutions, seeking a radical approach to address the seemingly unaffordable price of digitalisation for these companies.
The vision of a smart, clean, green steel industry has come one step closer to fruition with the announcement of a new £35m initiative which will see steelmakers and universities work together on a seven-year research programme to transform the sector.
Simon Edmonds reports on the latest success stories from Qioptiq, ICoNiChem and the University of Oxford. Plus, a reminder of the support available for projects involved with zero- and low-emission vehicles and technologies.