Logo of website section manufacturing


manufacturing, business, business services, development business, regional development


BIS should co-ordinate nano activity

Report recommends government leads way to ensure nano investment. Read

SMEs to benefit from TSB fund

£6.5m to be shared among 180 firms to boost innovation Read

Ex director to sue RI

Baroness Greenfield to take Royal Institute to tribunal over redundancy Read

Agency replaces Space Centre

New space agency aims to cut through the bureaucracy Read

Fund-of-fund managers named

Private investors boost to Innovation Investment Fund Read

Beyond the brief

The refreshingly short Queen's Speech points to a set of bills with the real details of the government's plans, says Justin Stares Read

UK science and innovation leads world

New report shows UK building world-class science base Read

Innovation pass to help NHS patients

New plan will give patients access to innovative drugs Read

NHS Supply Chain announces Top 10 Innovations

Following the recent launch of its Innovation Scorecard, NHS Supply Chain has compiled a list of products that demonstrate significant benefits for the NHS in terms of value, efficiency or patient care. Read

Innovation is driving growth, claims report

NESTA's first Innovation Index finds innovation driving private sector growth. Read

Digital Economy Bill launched

Digital Economy Bill has finally been introduced, with the aim of ensuring the UK leads the global digital economy. Read

Manchester Science Park chief lands role

The chief executive of Manchester Science Parks has been chosen to head up a new international advisory body. Read

Hospital network implements single sign-on technology to improve staff connectivity.

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has implemented Imprivata's OneSign to access critical applications. Read

Funding boost for all-electric car

A £9m project to develop a new, all-electric, affordable urban car is now underway. Read

Nano firms win top awards

Three top British nanotechnology firms are celebrating after winning Business Innovation Awards at the UK NanoForum and Emerging Technologies Conference 2009. Read

And the winners are...... Economist winner announced

The Economist has been running the innovation awards programme for eight years and at the end of October will be celebrating the achievements of eight individuals and companies at London's Science Museum. Read

Renfrew Group International

Fierce competition now demands the swift conversion of new medical concepts into marketable products. Read

RAUMEDIC - lifeline to health

RAUMEDIC AG is a leading development partner and system supplier for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Read

Integrated Technologies Ltd

Bringing Instruments to Life - Design Prototype Manufacture Read

Innovation - what's it worth?

First experiences of setting up an economic value assessment of medical device innovations with healthcare decision-makers using a spreadsheet tool. Read

UK's advanced manufacturing heartland

The Sheffield region has long had a global reputation for engineering and manufacturing excellence, with Sheffield Steel and the 'Made in Sheffield' Read

Advancing the cause

Aiming to help UK manufacturers take advantage of the latest technologies, Advanced Manufacturing offers a range of measures that will keep the UK Read

Rising to the global challenge

Manufacturers in the city of Leeds have risen to the challenges of globalisation with a winning combination of enterprise and innovation. Read

Improving efficiency for metals and manufacturing companies

The National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC), aims to improve the competitiveness of the UK metals industry by stimulating greater levels of innovation, research and training Read

Making it in Leeds

Manufacturers in the city of Leeds have risen to the challenges of globalisation with a winning combination of enterprise and innovation Read

NanoCentral linking technology with market

In a world where products are becoming more similar in every market sector, it is getting tougher to achieve competitive advantage. Read

Scott Bader, an innovative history

Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today we are a ?216 million turnover multinational chemical company, employing over 650 people worldwide. Read

University of Nottingham

Nemaura Pharma has been utilising manufacturing expertise at the University of Nottingham to develop the design of sub-systems for their innovative drug delivery patch Read

Manufacturing, breaking the mould

The Manufacturing Technologies Association is at the core of engineering-based manufacturing, with its activities supporting and nurturing innovation in the UK Read

Towards an energy efficient future

A look at how the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association is proactively addressing climate change and its role as a catalyst for innovation Read

Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

When an organisation faces a specific application, technical or market issues, it is often easy to search out solution providers. This is not so easy, however, when there is no obvious solution to hand Read

SMEs to benefit from TSB fund

£6.5m to be shared among 180 firms to boost innovation Read

Static pages

The Knowledge Transfer Networks

The Knowledge Transfer Networks are designed to stimulate innovation in the UK economy through higher levels of research and development and knowledge transfer. Read


St. Helens

The heart of the northwest Read

Leeds City Council

City of innovation and enterprise Read

University Of Nottingham

Innovative manufacturing solutions Read

Procter & Gamble

P&G connect + develop Read


The Economist: Redesigning Business Summit

Economist Conferences invites you to sample the fresh thinking that business needs to seize opportunities in a volatile world. Read

Helicopter Rotor Blade Scintillation

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is the Ministry of Defence's gateway for UK industry, academia and innovators to help ensure our Armed Forces are best equipped. Read

Commercial R&D with Research Facilities

Access Skills, Technology and Services This event will inform industry how they can advance and diversify their R&D by exploiting these opportunities offered by Research Facilities. Read

Innovation in Higher Education:

Ensuring the UK's Future Prosperity Read

Joint Forces Simulation & Training:

Preparing for Current and Future Military Operations Read

A New Space Age for Britain:

The Future of Britain's Space Economy Read

5th Appleton Space Conference

One day conference with the Minister for Science & Innovation, Lord Drayson, attending and addressing the conference. Read

Innovation Summit: The drivers of successful innovation and the appropriation

As we come out of recession, how can the UK become more competitive? How can we create an effective 'innovation ecosystem' to stimulate growth and wealth creation in the economy? Read

Materials for Extreme Environments

This free seminar is aimed at anyone with an interest in the technologies that will underpin the success of Bloodhound SSC and lead naturally into the Wheatstone Lecture itself. Read

Detection Systems for Biological Threats - Evolving Security Needs and New Technology Solutions

Networking event looking at biological threat and detection technologies needed to stay one step ahead of bioterrorism. Read

L.A.B. 2009