Growing The Industry 4.0 Capability of SMEs Report Launch

A £15m advanced manufacturing demonstrator should be set up at the University of Salford as part of a technology innovation plan for Greater Manchester. That is the conclusion of a new report commissioned by Innovate UK and written by Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE, director...

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Kart Theft Donation Saves The Day

The quick generosity of an Eccles-based Engineering group and The University of Salford have saved the day for a group of school pupils following the theft of their self-built electric go-kart. Within hours of a crowdfunding campaign being set up to raise...

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TECH FOR GOOD START-UP CROWDFUNDING AFTER BURGLARY

The Blair Project is hoping to raise £4,000 after an electric go-kart built by students as part of a STEM competition was stolen A Manchester-based tech for good start-up has launched a crowdfunding campaign after an electric go-kart built by students as...

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ProtoEV Kart Challenge Press Release

The first schools competition to convert petrol go karts into electric ones will be piloted this summer with six teams from Bolton, Wigan and Lancashire taking part. The ProtoEV Challenge is the brainchild of Manchester based tech education specialists The...

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Indy Electric Racing Comes To Wigan

Indy style competitive electric go kart racing for schools and colleges is coming to Wigan – thanks to a local tech training provider, The Blair Project! Developed in the home of the Indy 500 in the USA, the evGrand Prix aims to educate a new generation of highly...

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Star Pupil Gets Trip Of a Lifetime to Indianapolis

A budding design engineer pupil from Hindley will be jetting off this Sunday 14th May to the Racing Capital of the World to take part in the biggest international electric kart racing championship for high schools. Over 700 students from 4 x countries will be...

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Kickstarting Young Digital Entrepreneurs

A social enterprise is helping young people in Leigh to become digital entrepreneurs through designing and 3D printing products for sale. The budding manufacturers attended the Summer MakerSpace Camp at Leigh Hackspace throughout the month of August, which was run by...

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STEM EDUCATION PROGRAMME GETS THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

A STEM education programme which uses motorsport to enthuse and inspire pupils to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and digital industries has been given the Royal seal of approval by Prince Harry during his recent visit to Wigan. It was Prince...

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