Aerospace & Marine

British-built satellites will help fight climate change and save wildlife

Monitoring and tackling climate change and tracking endangered wildlife are among the exciting features of three UK-built satellites set to launch on a SpaceX rocket on Friday 25th June. “At a critical time for our planet, and with COP26 taking place later this year, we need to be able to map…

🕘 25/06/2021

Cargo stream, Europe’s first container booking app, launches to market

Cargo Stream has today launched Europe’s first container booking app in the UK and Europe. Cargo stream app enables cargo forwarders and carriers to book shipping containers via a smart device or computer for land transportation. The app has been in development by Cargo stream since May 2019.

🕘 09/02/2021

UK coastline protected with the help of igus

Volunteers at the St Albans Head Coastwatch Station are keeping people safe - thanks to a special pair of binoculars and a gift from igus. The station, based along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, received some much-needed help from plastics experts igus. Matthew Aldridge, UK Managing Director of…

🕘 04/02/2021

New partnership to develop revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel takes off

Carbon ThreeSixty, the advanced composite structure specialist, are leading a new project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to develop a revolutionary all composite helicopter wheel. The project started 1st Jan and will run for the next eighteen months. The NATEP project…

🕘 26/01/2021

Manufacturers more open to innovation because of Covid-19, as Made Smarter Technology Accelerator announces industry partners

New research commissioned by Digital Catapult and the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator reveals that COVID-19 could prove to be a turning point when it comes to UK manufacturers implementing advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things or 5G, with 77%…

🕘 06/01/2021

2021 predictions for UK entrepreneurs & SMEs

Mark Supperstone, Managing Partner at ReSolve, a restructuring and investment practice, on how he believes 2021 will pan out for the UK’s entrepreneurs and SMEs: • Further Government assistance for employers. Whilst the furlough scheme was previously slated to end in March, the Chancellor has…

🕘 05/01/2021

Williams Advanced Engineering and OXIS Energy collaborate to advance cleaner transport in the marine sector

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is working with fellow Oxfordshire-based firm, OXIS Energy Ltd, on the production of a world-first battery system, designed for an all-new 40ft electric luxury boat. The craft, from Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore and designed bythe renowned boat designer, Jean…

🕘 27/11/2020

New Swedish technology supports greener aviation recovery

Flying is like competition sailing: it is all about using good winds and avoiding unfavourable air currents. To allow airlines to fully use the favourable winds there is a new weather optimisation service available that shows exactly how the wind blows and where there is bad weather in the…

🕘 27/10/2020

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020