Openreach launches trainee engineer recruitment drive in Notts

More than 40 trainee engineer jobs are being created in Nottinghamshire as part of a major recruitment drive by digital network firm Openreach. Trainees will join with telecoms experts to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over the company’s national broadband network. The firm, part of the BT group, is looking to hire 185 trainee engineers across the […]

Xaar opens 3D printing business in Nottingham Science Park

Xaar, an inkjet business has opened 3D business in Nottingham, saying that talented graduates were one of the main reasons. The company has moved into a 5,396 sq ft office at Units 5 and 6 on Nottingham Science Park in a deal brokered by Innes England. Xaar says the move is part of a drive […]

RDM Group exports autonomous vehicle expertise to the US

RDM Group’s has signed a collaborative agreement with one of the world’s largest design and consulting firms for the built environment. The Coventry-based manufacturing specialist has teamed up with Arup to pursue a number of transportation and autonomous vehicle projects currently being discussed in the United States. This collaboration follows a successful partnership in the […]

Global engineering firm picks Solihull for UK HQ

Thyssenkrupp AG, a global engineering firm which employs 350 staff at sites across the West Midlands, has selected Solihull as the location for its new UK headquarters. The firm has a presence in more than 80 countries and works with the steel and aerospace sectors among others. The new Solihull head office will coordinate the group’s […]

Team of twenty at Mira’s new vehicle technology hub

An initial team of up to 20 academic staff and doctoral research students from Coventry university will work alongside HORIBA MIRA engineering teams on projects in a new automotive research centre that will explore intelligent connected vehicle technology. The company and Coventry University will develop and test new technologies to address future transport needs from the […]

Xaar officially opens Nottingham 3D printing facility

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Xaar, the Cambridge-based designer and manufacturer of print heads, has now opened its 3D Centre on the Nottingham Science Park. The company states its new facility is able to provide “the most comprehensive services available globally for High Speed Sintering technology”. High Speed Sintering is a revolutionary 3D printing technology which uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters […]

Nottingham company secures public funding for driverless tech

Romax Technology, based at Nottingham Innovation Park, has become part of a £109 million drive by the Government to invest in driverless and low carbon projects. It is one of seven businesses in the UK who have won £16.7 million of funding from the Government’s Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) to advance the development […]

Sheffield-based Faradion raises £1.3m from Mercia Technologies

Faradion, a low-cost battery material developer, has raised £1.3m from high growth technology investment firm Mercia Technologies. The investment is part of a syndicated round of up to £3.2m alongside existing shareholders, including Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund and Haldor Topsoe A/D. Warwickshire-based Mercia Technologies acquired Enterprise Ventures back in March 2016, and has recognised Faradion as an […]

Conigital Group showcases future of transport at Innovate UK 2016

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based start-up Conigital demonstrated the next generation of driverless vehicles to an audience of over 2,500 of the UK’s leading innovators, business leaders and investors, at this year’s Innovate UK 2016 event. Conigital is part of Project INSIGHT, a £2.2 million funded Innovate UK project led by a British consortium consisting of Heathrow, […]

Intercede Group posts record profits

Lutterworth’s Intercede Group has announced that turnover increased by 25 per cent to £11 million in the year to March 31, up from £8.8 million in 2015. The company said losses after tax narrowed from £1.3 million to £1 million for the same period and that its cash balances remained strong at £5.3 million compared […]

EU to unveil ten-year €1B quantum technology programme

The European Commission is planning a decade-long €1 billion megaproject to promote and incubate a range of quantum technologies and translate its investment in basic research through to breakthroughs in computing, sensing, communication, measuring and simulation. Over the past 20 years the EU has invested €500 million in this area of physics. As a result, […]