New EPSRC National Facility For Innovative Robotic Systems
The University of Leeds has been awarded government funding of £2.6 million to become the UK hub for research into small to medium scale advanced robotic systems. This facility, which has secured an additional £1.7 million backing from industry and the University, capitalises on the University’s expertise in mechanical, electronic and materials engineering as well as computer science and medicine.
5 Key on farm engineering challenge streams soon to be announced
The Sector’s programme for Engineering and Global Food Security is gathering pace. Read more about the plan for 2014, likely focus areas for on farm technology and the intended value of the report for the membership and beyond.
£4.5m funding for future electronics manufacturing R&D of feasibility projects
The Technology Strategy Board have announced £4.5m of funding for electronics manufacturing via the competition “Manufacturing electronic systems of the future”. This competition opens on 17 February and closes on 2 April, and is intended for collaborative R & D or feasibility studies.
Chancellor announces £60 million to support UK’s world-leading aerospace technology
16 January 2014, Birmingham, England - The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced £60 million of new funding for the development of new high-tech aerospace technology at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.
How Toyota drives non-labour resource efficiency
Steve Hope of Toyota Motor Europe explains how Toyota has dramatically improved its resource efficiency, reducing its energy, water and waste per vehicle by 70%, 75% and 60% respectively from 1993 to 2007.
Dr Greg Lavery presents the drivers and benefits of resource efficiency
At the recent Industrial Sustainability conference held at the University of Cambridge, the Next Manufacturing Revolution team joined a range of leading companies, including Marks & Spencer and Toyota, highlighting the benefits for to be gained from taking a proactive approach to sustainability. Dr Greg Lavery presented on the drivers and benefits of non-labour resource productivity.
Cross-party MPs call for 10 year pro-manufacturing fiscal framework
A new report 'Making Good: A Study of Culture and Competitiveness in UK Manufacturing" warns that UK manufacturing is being prevented from becoming ‘wholly competitive’ by a national industrial culture and calls on all political parties to establish and honour a ten-year fiscal framework regardless of the outcome of the next general election.
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