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Are you based in the UK? We’re headed for two important industry events later this autumn. Coming too? read more...
Posted by Alan Howard on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm BST
2017 is proving to be something of a bumper year for all things IET design, production and manufacturing, not least the IET’s response to the Government’s call to action regarding the Industrial Strategy. Here are just some of the other highlights: HORIZONTAL INNOVATION™ The IET’s engagement with industry has been boosted by a strategic partnership ... read more...
Posted by Alan Howard on IET Design and Production Sector Jun 28, 2017 2:23 pm BST
Design and Production Committee members, Alan Norbury, Jeremy Hadall and Graeme Philp
Held at one of the most advanced manufacturing environments in the UK, the Control and Automation TPN recently hosted their Automation and Factories of the Future: Where next?  event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty on 14 th September. With the road to Industry 4.0 ahead, the focus of the event looked to unpack some of the key ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 23, 2016 12:04 pm BST
IoT India Congress
The three-day Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress 2016 kicked off on Tuesday 6th September in Bangalore.  The inaugural congress brought together key stakeholders across the value chain and verticals to network collaborate and share a common road-map for IoT implementation.   The event, inaugurated by Information Technology (IT) and ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 23, 2016 11:54 am BST
IET Achievement Medals
The IET Achievement Medals recognise engineering or technology professionals who have made a significant impact on the world through their work, or who have made an exceptional advancement to engineering either through research and development, leadership or their voluntary work.  The Medals are international in scope and are awarded by ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Apr 19, 2016 11:04 am BST
Some of our greatest challenges may already have a solution…. Help us find them. The Design and Production Sector will be launching a Horizontal innovation initiative in the new year- looking to identify solutions for some of our greatest challenges through the use of pre-existing technology and technology transfer. Horizontal Innovation ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Dec 10, 2015 2:50 pm GMT
Robotic Shark
A number of trials have been introduced in New South Wales, Australia, in an attempt to track and prevent shark attacks in the ‘deadly’ offshore waters. In an attempt to reduce the number of dangerous attacks in Coff’s Harbour that have occurred over the past twelve months, the drones will be feedback images with GPS co-ordinates to ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Dec 10, 2015 2:45 pm GMT
Robotics Start Up Event
In line with EU Robotics week, the Design and Production Sector are looking to host a Robotics start up event in conjunction with the Robotics and Mechatronics TPN and Innovate UK’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group. This collaborative event will take place in Bristol, bringing together experts from the innovation ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 22, 2015 4:34 pm BST
Horizontal Innovation
Horizontal innovation is the effective transfer of knowledge and technology from one sector to another, currently exploited on an ‘ad hoc’ basis in the UK. There is significant room for an increased and improved national approach- based upon pre-existing technologies and processes, and delivering huge potential benefits in terms of ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 22, 2015 4:31 pm BST
Sperho BB-8 Droid
With anticipation building for the new ‘Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens’ film, arriving in cinemas in December, the off-screen introduction of the rolling droid BB-8 has been well received by fans worldwide.  Following its initial appearance in the ‘Force Awakens’ trailer, BB-8 first appeared on stage at ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 22, 2015 4:25 pm BST