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UTM – A digital eye on the sky

Some technologies have a way of promoting, or provoking, further waves of innovation. Mass eVTOL services will make huge demands…
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Decentralised – Unlocking the power grid
National grids are powered by big plants generating electricity from coal, nuclear and gas, which is then delivered across hundreds…
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Decentralised – Unlocking the power grid
COVID-19 and the construction sector
What are the immediate effects on the construction sector? The construction sector has been in the news frequently over recent…
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COVID-19 and the construction sector
Blockchain for financial services – Moving into mainstream
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology (DLT), a database of transactions that has been agreed to be shared across multiple…
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Blockchain for financial services – Moving into mainstream
Digitalisation – Modelling a smarter future
Balfour Beatty believes that the rise of digitisation and robotics in construction will bring about a huge increase in productivity.…
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Digitalisation – Modelling a smarter future
Machining technology – Forging efficiency, sustainability and quality
Manufacturers are always seeking greater efficiencies from their processing equipment. Automation has boosted efficiency in assembly and other areas of…
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Machining technology – Forging efficiency, sustainability and quality
Making science fiction, fact
The world is changing at a rate faster than we’ve ever seen before. A large proportion of that change can…
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Making science fiction, fact

Cyber security – Weakness is not an option

A common thread – or concern – with technological developments in finance is cyber security. Will these technologies strengthen or…
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Values over value
Is 2020 to be the year that the purpose of business pivots to prioritise values over value? Environmental, social and…
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Values over value
Advanced materials – Lighter, stronger and more sustainable
If the evolution of metallurgy and materials science began with the development of steelmaking in the first industrial revolution, it…
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Advanced materials – Lighter, stronger and more sustainable
COVID-19 and the manufacturing sector
What does the situation look like now? Similar to a number of other sectors, manufacturing is beginning to see its…
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COVID-19 and the manufacturing sector
COVID-19 and the financial services sector
What are the immediate effects on the financial services sector? With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector, it comes…
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COVID-19 and the financial services sector
COVID-19 and the technology sector
What are the immediate effects on the technology sector? Whilst it is impossible to escape the inevitability of COVID-19 impacting…
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COVID-19 and the technology sector
COVID-19 and the food and beverage sector
What are the immediate effects on the food and beverage sector? The Food & Beverage sector saw an almost immediate…
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COVID-19 and the food and beverage sector