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.
Audi has announced that Austria's Johannes-Kepler-University Linz (JKU) will help support the development of AI-based technologies for improving the self-learning functions of its future autonomous vehicles.
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM) at the University of Nottingham has helped develop a new wing structure providing Airbus Helicopters’ high-speed rotorcraft with enhanced speed and range to complete advanced missions.
The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of the development of transformational Industry 4.0 technologies. A combination of government investment and collaborative research activity between industry, the University and other leading institutions across the West Midlands has positioned Birmingham as a global player in energy innovation.
The University of Huddersfield has partnered with leading engineering companies and research institutes for a £1m project that aims to bring about massive improvements in the competitiveness and efficiency for UK manufacturers.