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The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Utilising NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and... Read more

Wearable technology, diagnostic devices, personalised medicines and bionics are four key opportunities for the UK’s £70-billion-revenue life sciences sector, reveals a new report by Santander and manufacturing organisation Make UK... Read more

Electric performance car manufacturer Polestar, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely, has announced that it will be opening an R&D centre in Coventry, UK in order to strengthen the brand's ability to design and engineer... Read more

£2.5-million in funding has been awarded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), an arm of the UK Ministry of Defence, to a consortium headed up by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd for the development of drone swarm technology. Read more

Amada Miyachi Europe, manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, has announced the release of the new TR-T0016A Touch Retract Welding Torch. Read more

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Italian 3D printer company WASP have presented an innovative prototype of a 3D printed wall. The project was designed and engineered by IAAC and realised by Crane WASP as part of the Ope Read more

Metafora Biosystems, a company that specialises in developing diagnostic tests to detect abnormal energetic cells, has been awarded a grant of €1-million from Bpifrance as part of the French government's Innovation Challenge initiative... Read more

The UK steel industry is heading towards a greener, carbon-neutral future, with industry bodies, businesses and universities coming together for a seven-year research programme looking at making the industry cleaner. Read more

Cikautxo, a Spanish company specialising in plastic and rubber components for the automotive sector, is to receive a €26 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan. Read more

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades caused by weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. Read more

EuroChem Group AG, a global fertiliser producer, and Belgium-based biotechnology company Aphea.Bio, have signed a research and development agreement. Read more

SEA, the UK’s defence systems and integration specialist, is leading the physical and technical software integration of soldier personal area networks with the British Army’s current body armour and load carrying systems, as part of the Ministry of D Read more

Anticipating a ban on animal testing, engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS (Materials & Beam Technology), Dresden, Germany, have been using precision laser cutting to develop a so-called "multi-organ chip" to simulate the behaviour of live animal bioproce Read more

Metsä Group’s R&D arm Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, through which they will invest around €40 million in building and operating a test plant to develop new technology for converting paper-grade pu Read more

The value of claims for tax relief under the UK’s Patent Box regime increased in the 2016-17 fiscal year, indicating that industry awareness of this attractive incentive for companies investing in research & development, is on the up. Read more

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has developed its first programme-controlled robot capable of executing the functions of an employee working on a computer. Read more

Following two years of intensive research, BASF has announced it is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). Read more

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has inaugurated its newly constructed Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix, a global leader in plant-based technology, have announced they will be jointly developing biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Read more

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is focusing on accelerating technological breakthroughs at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, by investing in its R&D facilities here. Read more

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