A Technology Strategy Board research initiative part-funded by the ESRC has developed a 3D-printed foot support, drastically cutting manufacturing cost and time - and delivering bespoke support to patients within 48 hours.
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Professor David Newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel UK economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Sixty years ago, over 300 people died, 24,000 people were evacuated and 32,000 houses were damaged in the 1953 East Coast flood. The early history of the early warning system and how it was funded has been explored in an ESRC-funded research project.
Additive manufacturing, or '3D printing', is set to change the face of manufacturing. The Technology Strategy Board is launching a new £7 million research competition in partnership with the ESRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
People remain negative about hydrocarbons and controversial 'fracking' extraction, and do not see shale gas or other forms of unconventional fossil fuel as the solution to either energy security or climate change.
Can Britain find a policy that encourages manufacturing and increases exports?