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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.

Following the success of last year’s virtual event in December 2020, Cranfield University is excited to invite you to their 2021 Manufacturing and materials week, Monday 29 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult wants to see a doubling of UK manufacturing’s contribution to the UK economy by 2030. 

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA  highlights a new report that aims to promote debate within businesses and among policy makers, on the adoption of automation and robotics.  The report, Robotics and Automation – A New Perspective, is from the Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) at Loughborough University and the Manufacturing Technology Centre, part of

A reminder that the government is funding 12-week management courses for SMEs (from 5 to 249 employees), with many of the courses starting shortly. 

The UK’s first ever DIT International Trade Week is here. The week offers a series of exciting events to help businesses learn more about selling globally and connect with trade industry experts.

Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia, the Middle East is a preferred choice for global manufacturers.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s SME Technology Developer Accelerator Programme is now open to receive Expressions of Interest.

Ahead of IMTEX 2022, which is taking place next January, DIT India’s Manufacturing and Engineering sector team is hosting a plenary and networking session via a virtual platform. The event is for those doing business in India or looking to get into this growing market.

In their latest newsletter, Innovate UK has highlighted a wide range of both new and current funding opportunities.  Some of those closest to the manufacturing technology sector include:

The overarching theme of Forum 2022 is climate change and inequality, and within this theme, one of the nine topics being investigated is ‘Green economy’, with the call for contributions ( seeking contributions on: 1) the future economy in a decarbonised world; 2) the transition to and equitable delivery of a circular economy; and 3) the transition to a green