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Emerging and enabling technologies

Electech: Enabling the digital future

For the first time we have a sector-wide view of those enabling technologies in the UK collectively called Electech. Our report maps the breadth of the sector’s capabilities and cross-cutting application potential.

It puts forward a vision for the Electech sector and highlights key pathways to realise it.

Meet our Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility team

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Meet our Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility sector team experts bringing together the areas of:
Manufacturing and Materials
High Value Manufacturing
Advanced Materials
Land Transport
Automotive
Connected Transport
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Rail
Aerospace and Electronics
Sensors and Photonics

The space factory of the future

This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took humanity’s first steps on the moon. While space continues to inspire us as the Final Frontier, it should no longer be …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

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My area focuses on the specific applications of robotics to extreme and challenging environments. These include robots that handle nuclear waste, climb tall towers in the middle of the ocean or survive thousands of meters underwater so not vacuuming the …

AI is transforming industrial inspection

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At the forefront of the latest and most exciting advancements in this technology is AI for industrial inspection (AI4II), which is set to transform the way manufacturers carry out the process of visual examination of high value components. Artificial intelligence …

Addressing cybersecurity challenges

We live in an increasingly digitally-enhanced, connected world. From voice-controlled smart door locks for the home, to fully automated manufacturing and logistics systems, we rely on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cater …

Helping Agri-Tech innovators stay ahead of the game

There are so many challenges facing agriculture these days that it’s hard to know where to start – new diseases, labour issues, hyper competitive supply chains, Brexit…?