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Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions and Aalto University have concluded an agreement on joint research and development efforts. The collaboration is looking at  developing technologies that can improve the environmental and... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

UK engineering and design company Plextek has partnered with Norwegian drone specialist Griff Aviation for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a load capacity of up to 250 kg for use in the construction sector... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €50-million loan to Prodrive Technologies, a Dutch tech company active in the design and manufacturing of electronics, software and mechanics... Read more

AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS & AI

The European Commission has given the green light to €3.2-billion of state aid from seven member state for the research and development of battery technology. The announcement comes as part of Brussels continued push to find strategic areas where... Read more

Research and Development (R&D) managers have much work to do to prepare for an imminent increase in workloads, according to new research by Ayming, a business performance consultancy that specialises in innovation... Read more

Evergrande New Energy Automobile Group, the electric vehicle subsidiary of Chinese real estate developer Evergrande Group, has signed working partnerships with five global automotive engineering companies to help push the product development of... Read more

A new milestone in the development of autonomous heavy vehicles has been passed with the development of a fully autonomous concept truck - with no cab - which was unveiled this week by Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania. Read more

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

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