Issue 4

Welcome to Issue 4 of the DETI Newsletter. In this issue we unpack the building blocks of digitisation and reflect on the learnings from DETI's Enabling Capabilities programme. We meet Lindsay Gibbons, a new STEM returner at CFMS, and introduce the 'Eco-meter', a proof-of-concept application developed to calculate the carbon footprint within manufacturing. We hear from 'WeCount' and DETI Skills who have developed a series of educational resources to allow children to safely make their way to school, and congratulate UWE Bristol Engineering who have been chosen to showcase work from DETI Skills at COP26, and the University of Bath on their new People-Led Digitalisation Research Centre to support UK manufacturing. 

  • Read more about Shining the Spotlight - Introducing Lindsay Gibbons

    Shining the Spotlight - Introducing Lindsay Gibbons

    Working in partnership with DETI, CFMS is committed to supporting STEM returners. With the UK needing an estimated 124,000 new engineers and technicians a year to meet a shortfall in skilled labour, the sector can no longer afford to ignore the huge pool of talent made up of women looking to restart their careers. In this article, we introduce Lindsay Gibbons, a new STEM returner at CFMS. 

  • Read more about Introducing the DETI Eco-meter

    Introducing the DETI Eco-meter

    Digital Catapult has partnered with the National Composites Centre (NCC) to drive innovation in the design and manufacturing of composites using Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, developing software that uses cutting-edge technology to calculate carbon footprint more accurately. This has culminated in a successful proof of concept for an application called the ‘eco-meter’.

  • Read more about Empowering WECA pupils with data for sustainable school streets

    Empowering WECA pupils with data for sustainable school streets

    WeCount, led by UWE Bristol, is a project that equips households, community centres and schools with low-cost traffic sensors to count cars, bikes, pedestrians and heavy vehicles, as well as the speed of cars. To allow children to safely make their way to school, without the need to breathe in polluted air and to arrive in a timely manner, EU citizen science project WeCount, together with DETI Skills has launched a series of educational resources for KS2 and KS4 pupils.

  • Read more about Sustainability solutions show from UWE Bristol chosen to take part in COP26

    Sustainability solutions show from UWE Bristol chosen to take part in COP26

    A new planetarium show designed with the Engineering department at UWE Bristol has been chosen to showcase sustainability solutions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. Designed with planetarium experts Explorer Dome, it is part of the Inspire educational work from the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) Skills team at UWE Bristol.

  • Read more about Bath leads new research centre to increase uptake in digital manufacturing

    Bath leads new research centre to increase uptake in digital manufacturing

    The University of Bath will lead a new £5m People-Led Digitalisation Research Centre to support UK manufacturing companies with the uptake of digital technology. Digital technologies have the potential to transform manufacturing by increasing productivity and opening up new business opportunities. However, the UK has had lower levels of adoption than some of our competitors. 

  • Read more about Advanced Engineering 2021

    Advanced Engineering 2021

    Come and visit the NCC at Advanced Engineering, 3-4 November 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham, on stand R70. You can also hear presentations from Marc Funnell, the NCC's Director of Digital Engineering & DETI, and Dr Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, NCC.  

    The 12th annual Advanced Engineering exhibition covers engineering supply chains in R&D, design, test & measurement, advanced materials, manufacturing, and production.

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