Fashion and lifestyle brand Next becomes the first retailer to use BRE’s YellowJacket software

YellowJacket, part of SmartSite, BRE’s leading health, safety and environment software suite for construction site monitoring and reporting is now being utilised by Next, one of Britain’s largest multinational retailers.

AIRTO President gives evidence to Commons Science and Technology Committee: watch the session

On Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 9.30 am, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee held the second evidence session of its Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending inquiry.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS) installs BMT’s REMBRANDT navigation simulator system

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS) has recently installed BMT’s fully certified REMBRANDT navigation simulator system.

Welcome to Met Office’s new Chief Executive, Professor Penelope Endersby

Professor Penelope Endersby joins the UK’s world-leading national meteorological service from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) where she led the Cyber and Information Systems Division and was Acting Chief Technical Officer as well as a Non-Exec Director of Ploughshare Innovations, the MOD’s technology transfer organisation. As the Met Office’s first female Chief Executive, Professor Endersby will lead the organisation as it manages the risks and opportunities associated with our changing weather and climate.

BMT Chief Executive Sarah Kenny named as Maritime UK successor

Maritime UK is pleased to confirm the appointment of Harry Theochari as its Chair and Sarah Kenny as Vice Chair. Theochari is global head of transport at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and Kenny is CEO at BMT Global.

BRE and Loughborough University’s Dementia-friendly demonstration home

The first phase of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home on BRE’s Watford Innovation Park, has been completed. The building has been adapted to help educate housebuilders, carers and relatives on how to better support those living with dementia.

International System of Units overhauled in historic vote

Representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world’s definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole, for ever.


AIRTO, the Association of Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations is pleased to announce that it has become a member of UKAS, The United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

Industrial Strategy boost welcomed by TWI and its industry partners

TWI, the UK’s centre for materials joining and engineering supports the 2018 budget announcement by the Chancellor for a further £1.6 billion investment for artificial intelligence AI, quantum computing, future.

AIRTO welcomes £1.6 billion for innovation announced in the 2018 Budget

AIRTO welcomes the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget announcement of initiatives to build on the UK’s world-leading position in innovation