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Process leaders demand Brexit scrutiny and safeguards after Queen's Speech

Added: 21 Jun 2017

Early responses from process industry leaders to the Queen’s Speech outlining the Government’s appr…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

Polymers

Materials regulation could bring £4bn benefit to UK, says study

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Modernising composite materials regulations could bring more than £4 billion worth of benefit to th…

concrete

EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…

Battery

Bristol uni develops nuclear battery ‘powered by waste’

Added: 30 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a nuclear-powered battery that uses nuclear w…

Tata Steel

Tata’s speciality steels business to sell for £100m

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Tata Steel has announced plans to sell its UK-based speciality steels business to Liberty House for…

MIT plastic

MIT moves closer to creating biodegradable plastics

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have determined the structure of a bact…

Apprentice

Sheffield launches degree-level apprenticeships

Added: 12 Nov 2016

Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam universities have launched a degree-level apprenticeship programme t…

EU imposes steel dumping tariffs on China

Added: 7 Oct 2016

The European Commission has moved to impose provisional anti-dumping tariffs on imports of hot-roll…

SMALL lab

Sheffield to open £2m nanomaterials lab

Added: 6 Oct 2016

A £2 million laboratory is opening at the University of Sheffield on Friday, which will help scient…

microscope nanomaterials

Oxford opens nanomaterials research centre

Added: 15 Sep 2016

A new research centre located at the University of Oxford’s Harwell Campus will focus on the study …

Hinkley Point C

Welsh firm takes Hinkley steel order

Added: 8 Sep 2016

Welsh steel firm Express Reinforcements has been chosen to supply 200,000 tonnes of reinforced stee…

Show preview: PPMA Total 2016

Added: 5 Sep 2016

The Process and Packaging Machinery (PPMA) Total Show 2016 is being held at the NEC, Birmingham thi…

Funding carbon capture an ‘urgent priority’

Added: 28 Jul 2016

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) is essential to meeting the global warming limits established in the…

Manufacturers fear ‘Brexit’ fallout as trading outlook weakens

Added: 19 Jul 2016

Business confidence among UK manufacturers has tumbled following the vote to exit the EU, according…

Smart plastics to ‘sense’ equipment failure

Added: 14 Jul 2016

Igus, a German developer of specialist plastics, has unveiled new products to add Industry 4.0 capa…

Graduate innovators given helping hand

Added: 13 Jul 2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has awarded four enterprise fellowships to graduate entrep…