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IET Briefings and Policy Statements on Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

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Sustainable Manufacturing – the next steps Sustainable manufacturing - the next steps

An IET action plan for government, industry, academia, membership organisations and others.

Sustainable Manufacturing – the next steps  

 

Sustainable Manufacturing - Leading change Sustainable manufacturing - leading the change

This insight draws on cases of leaders in sustainability to capture key features of how they operate. Its purpose is to demonstrate we can and must follow the ambition that others have set.

Sustainable Manufacturing: Leading change  

 

Sustainable manufacturing Starting the journey Sustainable manufacturing - starting the journey

Starting the journey towards sustainable manufacturing.

Sustainable manufacturing Starting the journey  

 

Unlocking the potential of business and manufacturing Unlocking the potential of business and manufacturing

Highlighting the key to manufacturing success and emphasises the best ways to have more SMEs involved in government schemes.

Unlocking the potential of business and manufacturing  

 

Engineering an industrial strategy Engineering an industrial strategy

This position statement outlines four key pillars that the IET feels should form the basis of a successful national industrial strategy in the UK

Engineering an industrial strategy  

 

Fostering UK high tech growth through public procurement Fostering UK high tech growth through public procurement

This position statement examines the role of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in driving innovation and growing UK SME's through public procurement

Fostering UK high tech growth through public procurement  

 

Insight into modern manufacturing Insight into modern manufacturing

An insight into modern manufacturing was produced by the IET, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers under the banner of Engineering the Future and tells the story of present day manufacturing in the UK from the perspective of the manufacturers themselves.

Insight into modern manufacturing  

 

UK manufacturing and the Green Investment Bank UK manufacturing and the Green Investment Bank

This policy statement examines how the Green Investment Bank can be used to invest in efficiency-oriented green process innovation and not be limited to just low carbon infrastructure and goods

UK manufacturing and the Green Investment Bank  

 

Supporting an Ageing Population Supporting an ageing population

This insight looks at existing, emerging and speculative future interventions that have the potential to help in three key areas: falls, nutrition & hydration and mental health.

Supporting an Ageing Population  

 

Opportunity Knocks - Designing solutions for an ageing society Opportunity knocks - designing solutions for an ageing society

This report looks at the implications of an ageing society and measuring the technological progress already made.

Opportunity Knocks - Designing solutions for an ageing society  

 

Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering and industrial design

How and why more of the UK’s world-class engineering and manufacturing industries can raise their game by working with the UK’s, equally world-class, industrial designers.

Engineering and Industrial Design  

 

Information in food supply chains Information in food supply chains

This insight looks at the vital role information has to play in improving traceability in the food chain whilst increasing efficiency and reducing waste.

Information in food supply chains  

 

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd Hybrid air vehicles

This case study looks at the potential for the new hybrid air vehicles both for transport and for manufacturing.

Hybrid Air Vehicles  

 

And the beat goes on: Medtronic’s Reveal LINQ ICM And the beat goes on

An IET case study on Medtronic’s Reveal LINQ ICM.

And the beat goes on: Medtronic’s Reveal LINQ ICM  

 

Self-retracting medical needle Self retracting medical needle

An IET case study on the self-retracting medical needle: Nottingham Trent University & Olberon Ltd

Self-retracting medical needle: Nottingham Trent University & Olberon Ltd  

 

Off-farm farming Off farm farming

An IET case study on the concept of off farm farming for intensive food production in urban areas.

Off-Farm Farming  

 

Water for UK agriculture – key challenges and opportunities Water for UK agriculture

This insight outlines some of the key components of UK agriculture, and the important risks, challenges and opportunities facing the sector, in the context of water use and water impacts.

Water for UK agriculture  

 

Qinetiq A Disruptive Design For Life QinetiQ - a disruptive design for life

This insight outlines the creation of Zephyr 7, an unmanned aerial vehicle created to survey large areas of land and sea which broke previous record attempts.

Qinetiq A Disruptive Design For Life