Manufacturing Event Info, Powerpoints and Links

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!

Event Pack:  Our Future, Your Future, How Can we Make Our Region the Silicon Valley of UK Manufacturing, 29th March 2012

Together we’ll brainstorm a solution with our experts who are keen to meet you.

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.

EU Electronic Waste Directive on Collision Course, Oct 2011

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.

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About actionforinvolvment

We're an independent think tank, founded in 2006 to bring people in our communities together with policymakers and stakeholders. We create space often in a workshop format to pool ideas, develop networks and tackle hot topics. Since 2009, we’ve focused on the sustainability agenda such as: climate change, energy, housing, technology, transport with interest in:education, health, welfare, regulation and enforcement. Our latest project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and our next event on 27th June 2013 includes George Monbiot with other high level environmental policy makers.
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