COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

A though-piece from Professor Richard Brook OBE FREng, Vice President, AIRTO, reflecting on lessons learned from tackling the COVID-19 pandemic relevant to the climate crisis.

Glass Futures, Enric and Diageo create the most sustainable Scotch Whisky Bottles ever

A successful innovation pilot has pioneered the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand

Addressing future skills gaps

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the AMRC Training Centre are part of an exciting new project to develop high-quality modular courses focused on upskilling employees to help address future skills gaps in key sectors such as manufacturing and engineering.

A Taxonomy of UK National Laboratories

AIRTO is seeking to improve the understanding and awareness of the UK’s national laboratories by making this taxonomy of selected laboratories (mostly AIRTO members) publicly available in the form of two documents.

Circular economy project set to ensure clean energy solutions don’t increase landfill waste

A sustainability project, led by the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, is looking at circular solutions to ensure that the drive for electric machines doesn’t result in an increase in parts ending up in landfill.

New gene therapy innovation centre to advance scientific discoveries into life-changing treatments

CPI will support the Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre in Sheffiled as one of the Co-Lead Institutions

£75m bid win for Zero Carbon Humber

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is part of a major new project that has won government backing to decarbonise the industrial cluster around the Humber, and help UK manufacturers win work in emerging low-carbon sectors including hydrogen fuels and carbon capture.

New method to help control COVID-19 transmission

Removing the virus that causes COVID-19 from the air can help protect employees

Open Innovation Hub partnership will support built environment innovation

BRE will create an Open Innovation Hub at the Watford campus, part-funded. The Innovation Hub will provide new commercial space to house innovative businesses specialising in the built environment.

AIRTO welcomes the government’s recent announcements that position innovation as a key part of its future plans

AIRTO welcomes the recent government announcements that confirm the increased levels of public investment in science and technology, and put innovation at the heart of its plans for recovery and growth.