Article Source: The Engineer The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has distributed £25.4m of funding to three UK automotive projects that are working towards a zero carbon future. (Credit: JLR) One of the recipients is JLR’s CompETe consortium, a multi-partner project to create a new lightweight electric drive unit for a variety of new vehicles. JLR … More APC TARGETS ZERO CARBON PROJECTS WITH NEW FUNDING ROUND
Article Source: The Engineer Over a third of automotive employers have cut jobs due to Brexit fears, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The report, conducted in September 2019 before the latest efforts to broker an exit deal, also found that over 80 per cent of SMMT … More SMMT COUNTS COST OF ‘NO DEAL’ THREAT
Article Source: IMechE The International Strategy Board is looking for an exceptional volunteer for the 2019 Volunteer Award for Meritorious Service. The Institution is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the International Strategy Board (ISB) Volunteer Award for Meritorious Service 2019. The ISB Volunteer Award for Meritorious Service will be awarded … More ARE YOU OUR INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER 2019?
Article Source: The Engineer EPFLoop, one of the top three teams invited to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, used multiphysics simulation to hit the ground running with a unique design advantage. Over the course of the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, engineering teams work to design and build hyperloop pods. The ultimate goal of the hyperloop concept … More INSPIRING YOUNG ENGINEERS TO DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE AT EPFL
GENMED Press Release October 1, 2019 – Genmed announces today that its current Chairman, Jonathan Wedgbury, and Chief Executive, Robin Modak are swapping roles to capitalise on their respective skill sets, expertise and commercial experience to drive the business forward. This is in light of significant UK and international market growth opportunities and the size … More GENMED MAKES SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM CHANGES TO BUILD ITS INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE BUSINESS AND FOCUS ON NHS GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Article Source: The Top 50 LDC One word sums up Robin Modak: determined. He came with the idea for a disruptive new business in 2002, one that would supply services, equipment and consumables to the NHS – saving it money and making it a lot more efficient. He attempted two joint ventures but his partners … More ROBIN MODAK – FOUNDER, GENMED
Article Source: IMechE Underground skyscrapers, 40-minute flights from London to New York, Quidditch-style aerial sport – and nuclear fusion might even be a viable energy source. Those are some of the many predictions for 50 years’ time in a new report, Samsung KX50: The Future in Focus. Written by six of the UK’s prominent academics and … More FLYING TAXIS, ‘EARTHSCRAPERS’, INSECT KEBABS: IS THIS REALLY THE UK IN 50 YEARS?
This tiny bird is teaching flying robots how to land in the real world Professional Engineering Researchers at Stanford University are studying birds to improve the performance of drones and flying robots. Diana Chin, a graduate student at the university, uses five high-speed cameras to film small birds called parrotlets as they attempt to land … More CATCHING ROCKETS, COPYING BIRDS AND HOVERING ACROSS THE CHANNEL: 10 TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
We’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for The Engineer’s 2019 Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) Awards. Now in its fourth year, Collaborate To Innovate was established to uncover and celebrate great examples of technology-led engineering collaboration across a range of different disciplines and sectors. Commenting on this year’s finalists, editor of The Engineer Jon Excell said: … More COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE 2019 AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
Article Source: IMechE Tomorrow (20 July) is the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the Moon. Half a century after the Apollo 11 programme, there are ongoing challenges for engineers working on unmanned and manned space projects. But how has the technology facilitating space travel evolved since the first moon landing, and what … More SPACE MISSIONS FACE NEW RISKS 50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11’S GIANT LEAP