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Airbus Group Supports Development Of Innovative Solutions For People With Disabilities…

Airbus Group Supports Development Of Innovative Solutions For People With Disabilities  Organises biggest European ‘Fabrikarium’ related to disability Allows people with disabilities to benefit from the most innovative technologies Toulouse, 25 October 2016 – Airbus Group hosted the first ever ‘Fabrikarium’ event related to disability at the Lycée Airbus in …

Industry calls for permanent Infrastructure Authority

–          New body would aid long-term strategic planning and end political prevarication on the most pressing infrastructure challenges.   Britain’s manufacturers have called for the creation of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to address the nation’s long-term strategic infrastructure requirements, bring coherence to debates on infrastructure challenges and encourage vitally needed …

Support manufacturing and scaling as well as start-ups or you’ll lose the ability to innovate, warns Saïd Business School academic

Saїd Business School, University of Oxford As the Government makes £15 million available to establish new University Enterprise Zones across the country, an Oxford academic has warned that too great a focus on short-term innovation could damage its long-term ability to innovate and grow. New policies are needed to encourage …

Skills shortage is huge opportunity for women to enter manufacturing sector

Fresh perspective needed on non-traditional roles as industry cries out for talent, says manufacturing recruitment specialist   The latest figures announced by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills revealed that the sharpest rises in skills shortages fell into the manufacturing, plumbing and electrical engineering sectors.   Beatrice Bartlay, entrepreneur …

Wilmat tow trucks play vital role in efficiency improvements

Bespoke handling equipment built by a Birmingham manufacturing firm is playing a vital role in improving efficiency at a leading electrical components plant. At its facility in Baglit, Flint, Schneider Electric manufactures fabricated fittings for electrical cabling, along with a comprehensive range of cable management solutions, and Wlimat recently supplied the firm …

Clouds, crowds and games improve UK manufacturing

  Six research projects that will help improve manufacturing competitiveness in the UK by using the latest ICT developments have been awarded £12 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant funding as part of a £45 million package of investments in manufacturing research announced today by David Willetts, …