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Research reveals engineers’ creativity peaks long after others dip…

Added: 9 Jul 2019

New research claims to reveal that engineers reach peak creativity in the day long after other prof…

Huddersfield shares in €4 million Euro-donation to train new 5G experts

Added: 9 Jul 2019

A generation of 5G network experts will be trained by the University of Huddersfield, which receive…

Tata Steel Scunthorpe works

Network Rail eyes steel assets to keep trains on track

Added: 3 Jul 2019

Network Rail has indicated it may be among the bidders after suggesting it was interested in part o…

Brexit uncertainty contributes to manufacturing’s sharp drop, says report

Added: 3 Jul 2019

UK manufacturing levels in May were at their lowest since February 2013 owing to mounting concern o…

Quarter million investment to increase food process market presence

Added: 3 Jul 2019

Outsourcing specialist PP Control & Automation has invested in a quarter of a million pounds’ worth…

CFMS appoints former Innovate chief Gray as chairman

Added: 3 Jul 2019

Digital engineering specialist the Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) has appointed the for…

Siemens launches Industry 4.0 curriculum for universities 

Added: 26 Jun 2019

Siemens is stepping into university with the launch of a teaching programme designed to put industr…

Midlands firm achieves national prominence with manufacturing award

Added: 26 Jun 2019

Midlands family firm MNB Precision has won a second industry award in two months, scooping the Nati…

Water

Ofwat £126 million charge to Southern Water for sewage treatment failures

Added: 25 Jun 2019

Regulator Ofwat has imposed a massive £126 million penalty on Southern Water after serious failures…

Assystem signs energy transition agreement with Uzbekistan

Added: 25 Jun 2019

International engineering group Assystem has signed a deal with the Central Asian republic of Uzbek…

Yorkshire does its bit to save critically endangered eels

Added: 19 Jun 2019

Yorkshire Water is completing a £2 million project to save one of Britain’s fastest-declining fish …

Cultured beef

Oxford university red meat tax plan ‘too simplistic’ says packaging firm spokesman

Added: 18 Jun 2019

Oxford University claims that a tax on red meat would benefit sustainability and public health are …

Bacteria used in bioplastics production

Bumper share of new research money goes to process industry projects

Added: 18 Jun 2019

Institution of Mechanical Engineers head of engineering Dr Jenifer Baxter has applauded the announc…

Wood wins multi-million dollar deal at UK’s first nuclear new build in 20 years

Added: 18 Jun 2019

Wood has won a multi-million dollar-equivalent contract to provide engineering and technical servic…

Laboratories need to be safe, whilst enabling researcher to achieve their potential

Lab-grown insect meat 'alternative to livestock sources'

Added: 13 Jun 2019

Researchers have outlined proposals for lab-grown insect meat as an alternative to harmful livestoc…

Make UK reports sustainability drive undented by Brexit uncertainty

Added: 10 Jun 2019

British manufacturers are making substantial progress with sustainability improvements, largely pro…

Tarmac gets to grip with UK’s rubber mountain

Added: 10 Jun 2019

Materials solutions company Tarmac has launched a new rubberised asphalt it says will recycle thous…

Watson-Marlow unveils plans to extend reach in Iberian pumps market

Added: 10 Jun 2019

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is extending its reach into the Spanish and Portuguese…

China hub boost for UK diagnostic leader

Added: 10 Jun 2019

The world’s largest research centre for diagnostic engineering – the UK’s Centre for Efficiency and…

Make UK/BDO survey shows Brexit uncertainty 'further harming industry prospects'

Added: 5 Jun 2019

Stockpiling in preparation for Brexit has slowed and export orders continue to fall, the latest Mak…