Technology and Innovation

Japanese industrial group Mitsubishi Corporation is to purchase a 20% stake in the rapidly-growing UK electricity supplier Ovo Energy, giving them a foothold in UK digital energy. Read more

With industrial robot installations in the UK increasing for the third year in a row to 2,300 units, there has been much talk about how the future workplace will look and the threat posed to jobs by automation. 1,000 UK employees were interviewed by Read more

Electro Rent Europe and Microlease have announced today the beginning of the consolidation of their European operations. The merger will take place over the next few months, joining the global Electro Rent Corporation. Read more

Prestigious industry award rewards outstanding work with prize money, presentation at EMVA Conference in Copenhagen and free pass for European Machine Vision Forum 2019 Read more

Goudsmit Magnetics will introduce its new automatically cleanable 'Easy Clean' magnetic separator at the upcoming Powtech Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. Read more

As 5G technology begins to present itself commercially, the tech industry is already thinking about what's next. The recently formed 6G Flagship Ecosystem is a pioneering Finnish project that aims to support industry in the finalisation of 5G Read more

The German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, has unveiled the National Industry Strategy 2030 at a news conference. The controversial plan marks a shift in Germany's industrial strategy that he said was necessary to safeguard national interests. Read more

Like most global industries, the food and drink market is progressing at an incredible rate, with innovation driven by increasing demand, changing consumer landscapes and the need to address serious planetary issues. Read more

A female patient in Sweden with an amputated hand has become the world's first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant that controls a dextrous hand prosthesis. The pioneering surgery involved placing titanium implants in the radius and ulnar. Read more

The inVISION Top Innovation Award 2019 has been awarded to Sony Semiconductor’s IMX250MZR image sensor. The prize, which has been running since 2015, is given to ten trend-setting or innovative products every year. Read more


Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. Read more

On 14 November 2018, Aimtec became a partner of Bavaria’s Cluster Automotive – making it a part of the innovation network of Bayern Innovativ GmbH, the company that founded this cluster. Read more

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has collaborated with University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH), Cardiff, to help overcome some of the challenges associated with surgical implants. Read more

A pioneering Finnish nanosatellite has reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera. Read more

Finnish ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through a test area near Helsinki harbour, in order to demonstrate that human oversight of vessels from anywhere is achievable with today’s technologies. Read more

When it comes to the additive manufacturing of highly conductive copper components, technology group Heraeus announces it has achieved 99.8% density and around 95% conductivity IACS using standard powder bed laser melting machines. Read more

With a groundbreaking Stirling engine from the Swedish environmental technology company Ripasso Energy, the largest 'waste-to-energy' project of its kind ever implemented in Africa may be realised. Read more

PowerCoat® Solution is the technology developed by The Italian RotaGroup, a specialist in services related to the aluminium supply chain, has introduced its new PowerCoat® Solution. Read more

Workaround GmbH, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and BASF have been cooperating on the modification of an important component of the smart glove ProGlove, for improved workplace safety. Read more

Nokia and Altran, a worldwide leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), are launching a jointly developed solution to optimise and streamline the maintenance of rolling stock for train operators. Read more

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