Whilst reserves within the UK have become depleted over the past 20 years, this presents the mining sector with additional technological challenges to firstly develop new processes to mine this reserve; secondly to develop techniques to identify potential new areas and to identify new minerals not currently mined and identify commercial applications for these. In…

The UK pharmaceutical sector generates a trade surplus in excess of £5 billion per annum. Furthermore, it is estimated that the UK pharmaceutical sector invests £13.3 million in R&D every day. Current figures show that this sector employs 72,000 employees with 27,000 of those working exclusively in R&D. With these impressive statistics, it is no wonder…

Making great feature movies and animated films are not easy. It needs outstanding creativity, appropriate technology and processes—and a passion for moving images. The UK film industry has produced its fair share of feature films in recent years, but its main strength is in the depth of its production sector and skill base. The industry…

There is a continual challenge within the oil and gas sector to find and produce energy to meet global energy demands, whilst facing the challenge of easy-to-reach-oil decline and difficult to explore resources in areas of limited accessibility. The top three drivers of research are improving operational efficiency, improving safety and reducing costs. These must…

With the UK having the second largest aerospace industry in the world and a sector spend of £1.4 billion in 2012, UK companies are leading innovation in areas such as engine maintenance and structural technology using nanotechnology. The global demand for passenger aircraft is ever increasing and there are exciting new opportunities for space travel,…