Welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
London came alive over the long weekend. Strings of Union Jack bunting filled the streets and thousands of people turned out along the Thames or came to the Mall to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations despite the gloomy weather.
Celebrating the technologies, tools and applications our members produce is also behind the MTA’s plan to take a British pavilion at next year’s IMTEX in Bangalore. If you would like to be part of this exhibition which attracted more than 92,500 visitors last year then you can find out more below.
As well as creating links on behalf of the UK’s advanced engineering sector both at home and abroad, the MTA also exists to share best practice and that’s why we are is organising a series of seminars for members over the coming months and the first one with Bloodhound SSC takes place this month. Pera Technology is also hosting several free breakfast seminars across the country this month focussed on funding and we invite all MTA members to sign up.
Attracting great young minds into our industry is also something the MTA strives to do and after the success of the Education and Training zone at MACH 2012, we have been delighted to have received some astounding entries into our annual TDI Challenge.
Finally Geoff Noon, provides us with an economic overview for the week focussed on Eurostat GDP figures. And if you have not yet filled in the MTA Business Survey for May, there is still time.