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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

    New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

Projects are being sought to share £5 million in funding and improve power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) manufacturing supply chains in the UK. Run by Innovate UK the ‘PEMD

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IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

    IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

IDA Ireland has launched two online self-assessment tools for client companies that will help companies assess current activities that enable advanced manufacturing or digitalisation of services, in addition to helping

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global contact with leading cell manufacturers. This key appointment will support

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready for scale-up to support the growth of manufacturing and expansion

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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

    National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has appointed former UKRI Made Smarter Innovation Challenge Director, Chris Courtney, as Chief Executive Officer. Operated by the University of Strathclyde, NMIS is a group

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for all. The plan sets out how UK Research and

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Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

    Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

Britain’s manufacturers are warning that their energy costs have already spiralled out of control, with nearly half reporting that their electricity bills have shot up by over 100% in the

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The Scheme, introduced by Government at the end of 2020, has

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UK manufacturing output falls

    UK manufacturing output falls

UK manufacturing output fell for the first time since February 2021 in the three months to August, with no growth expected in the three months ahead. That’s according to the

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Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

    Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has announced a transition within its management team, aligned to the company’s growth plans and 2050 vision. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Orral Nadjari (pictured) is

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality construction of housing by

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Invest NI marks 20 years in business

    Invest NI marks 20 years in business

Invest Northern Ireland is marking 20 years of supporting business growth across Northern Ireland. Since establishing in 2002 Invest Northern Ireland has provided 66,000 offers of support to almost 15,000

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Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

    Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

The Irish SME Association (ISME) is calling on the Government to provide greater levels of support for SME businesses in Ireland amid the ever-worsening energy cost crisis. While the Government

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Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

    Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

15 innovative new projects have been announced to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK’s foundation industry companies and supply chains. These projects have secured funding of £1.2 million from

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

    PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/ is set to be the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn, for members

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AFRC Forging ahead

    AFRC Forging ahead

Six major players in the forging and forming industries have joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, just

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the finalists for the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022. The IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

    Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

Leading global healthcare company Abbott is to construct a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Kilkenny and further invest in its Donegal Diabetes Care site, representing a combined investment of €440

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District in County Meath, Ireland. The project will transform almost

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Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

    Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

According to the latest UK Exporter Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), Northern Ireland (NI) exporter numbers increased more than any UK nation

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Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

    Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

The latest PMI® survey data from AIB highlighted continued challenges across the Irish manufacturing sector in July. Output declined for the second time in as many months, and at a

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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK. The ATF

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022,

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Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

    Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

Make UK Defence, the national not-for-profit, member owned defence trade association, part of Make UK – has welcomed HMG Paints

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

    AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

AMTE Power, a leading battery cell manufacturer, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a

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Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

    Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

In 2021/22 Invest NI made just over 2,500 offers to businesses throughout Northern Ireland to the value of £99 million,

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UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

    UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

Eight innovative new projects aim to transform the sustainability of the UK’s foundation industry companies and supply chains. The projects

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PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

    PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

PPMA TOTAL Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the

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English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

    English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

SME manufacturers are helping cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 emissions through a programme enabling business-university collaborations to tackle climate change.

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Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

    Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

The food and drink industry accounted for 6% of administrations in the first six months of the year – the

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UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

    UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

The percentage of small businesses in the manufacturing sector predicting growth has fallen since the start of the year –

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Made Smarter survey reveals need for manufacturers to digitalise to survive, recover and grow

    Made Smarter survey reveals need for manufacturers to digitalise to survive, recover and grow

UK SME manufacturers across all sectors are being urged to accelerate technology adoption to adjust to the economic challenges around

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New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

    New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

Google, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices have announced a new partnership, with a focus on supporting Irish businesses

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre

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PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

    PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

PPMA Total 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision show, will play host to this

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Launch of unique programmes in automation, robotics and digital manufacturing

    Launch of unique programmes in automation, robotics and digital manufacturing

Cobotics Skillnet has announced the launch of two new programmes in association with Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and Skillnet Ireland

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40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

    40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

IDA Ireland, together with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar recently attended a 40-year celebration at

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UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

    UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its

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Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

    Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced that it is building a £80 million gigafactory at

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UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

    UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls

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Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

    Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies to grow and expand in international markets, saw exports by

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero.

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on the 13th of

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Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

    Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

The Government has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities

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Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

    Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

A new report sets out the long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle key challenges. In the

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing

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The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

    The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk has hosted a delegation of political and business leaders from

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UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

    UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

The June edition of the UK Export Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT)

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Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

    Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported significant investment growth in the first half of

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Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

    Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

A new manufacturing cluster to help develop the industry in the border region to compete on a national and international

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Expleo Ireland announces 200 new jobs and plans for regional hubs

    Expleo Ireland announces 200 new jobs and plans for regional hubs

Expleo, a global technology, engineering and consulting service provider, has announced 200 jobs and the opening of its first regional

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UK food and drink manufacturing output falls as firms push through record price rises

    UK food and drink manufacturing output falls as firms push through record price rises

According to the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker, UK food and drink manufacturing output contracted for the first time in

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Project SCENIC – £9 million project for Northern Ireland aerospace sector

    Project SCENIC – £9 million project for Northern Ireland aerospace sector

A major £9 million collaborative Research and Development project for the aerospace sector in Northern Ireland has been announced. ‘Project SCENIC’

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Revealed – The top Brits steering the global car business through troubled waters

    Revealed – The top Brits steering the global car business through troubled waters

British business talent is playing an outsize role in helping the global automotive industry navigate the toughest challenges in living

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Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

The European Commission has announced that CeADAR based in UCD, Dublin, and the FactoryxChange consortium in the Irish Midlands are

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Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

    Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

From tackling climate change to improving digital security, the UK is revolutionising multiple industries by harnessing the power of quantum

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