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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

Mr Luigi Galdabini, President of CECIMO and Managing Director of Galdabini SPA, was one of the renowned panellist at the first European Industry Day that took place on 28 February 2017. He supported SMEs’ view and reported the challenges that the industry faces accessing new technologies.

Last week saw the official launch of the North East Automotive Alliance’s (NEAA) new Manufacturing Innovation Group (MIG), which forms part of the alliance’s Innovation and Technology thematic strategy group.

The MIG will ensure the North East automotive industry delivers a consolidated approach to manufacturing project challenges, pooling knowledge and resources to identify best solutions for maximum productivity and adoption.

Between 6th – 10th  March 2017, Emrah Öz (Chief Executive Officer) and Gökçe Dönmez (Business Adviser) from the BCCT Team will be in the UK to answer your questions about Turkey as a market and the support that BCCT provides to UK companies interested in export and investment opportunities in Turkey:

The March/April issue of IP&E is their 25th anniversary issue. They are planning to take a brief look back at a few of the changes that have taken place across industry during the past 25 years and then focus on how companies expect the next 25 years to pan out. IP&E are looking for contributions from MTA members to answer some of the questions below and be featured in the publication with answers to some/all of the questions below:

22-23 March 2017

ILAS is back, the unique two day event that attracts international delegates and speakers to share the latest in laser material processing.  You are guaranteed to make new contacts, expand your network, find business or collaboration opportunities, meet potential employers and employees to develop your organisation or career.

The Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC) of the AMRC with Boeing is working in collaboration with UK company TISICS exploring the development of materials for demanding environments, such as transport, energy and the manufacturing sectors.

Webinar: The 4IR journey – Evolving your business

01 March 2017 at 11:00am                                                                                          

The EEF webinar will explore the current practices and available solutions that manufacturers have implemented, to help improve connectivity, communication and gain greater data integrity, to remain competitive and grow in the digital future.

Earlier this month we reported on the launch of the consultation on the Government’s Industrial Strategy (Green Paper);  as one element of the MTA’s work to respond to this consultation, we have developed a survey that picks up on a few of the 35 questions posed in the Green Paper.

Intellectual Property (IP) is a strategic business asset.  If managed properly it can offer significant benefits, and provide a tool to control commercial risk.  In many businesses, however, it is unclear whose responsibility this is.  In truth, successful IP strategy begins with the recognition that taking care of IP, as with any other asset, requires everyone in a business to play their part.

A new research paper from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) examines development of pay-for-outcomes integrated financing models  With these models, payments are based on expected business outcomes Pay-to-use financing models will continue to play an important role in maintaining competitiveness and will coexist alongside pay-for-outcomes solutions