Book your place for our final RAE Ingenious funded event where we’ll take a closer look at the mystery and magic of our manufacturing base from the many ways of punching two holes in a credit card to ways that XBox is now being used in manufacturing!
Together we’ll brainstorm a solution with our experts who are keen to meet you.
- A Robotic UK, Jim Heley, Head of IMG, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre;
- Critical Metals Impact and Opportunity, Alan McLelland, CEO, National Metals Technology Centre;
- Sheffield’s Manufacturing, Anne Wilson, MD, Numill Ltd
- Training, Dave Garlovsky, MD, Solar Active;
- Engineering education at SHU, Dr Martin Howarth, SHU
An interesting stat from Alan McLelland: of some 2400 tonnes of mobile phones projected to come to end of life, merely 100 tonnes were captured in waste stream for recycling of electronic waste. German study c 2009. Link to related news report on mobile phone waste.
Demographics and profile of event participants is a bit sketchy due to a new system which is taking a while to learn how to use to pick up the relevant info. From the email addresses, knowledge of event participants previous events and limited data we seem to have a fairly diverse audience. Several participants are 25/35, remaining participants are 40 – 55 and a few are 55-65. We have everyone from unemployed or retired, some community activists, several directors, corporate finance, strategists, academics, a project manager and postgrad students. Unusually no undergraduate students from any academic institutions although we do have people from training and academic bodies, other institutions, PR/marketing, manufacturing, enterprise networks, accountancy.
Few women go in to science, engineering, technology and maths – report researched by AAUW; www.aauw.org/learn/research/whysofew.cfm.