United Kingdom

ukResponsible: WILLIAMS David
Loughborough University
D.J.Williams@lboro.ac.uk
National Contact Point: Mc CARROLL Tracy
TUV NEL Ltd
tmccarroll@tuvnel.com
Tel. +44 (0)1355 272 658
Fax +44 (0)1355 272 979
Homepage: www.manufutureuk2005.org.uk

1 – General Information

TP Name

UK Manufuture

Platform

Homepage

www.manufutureuk2005.org.uk

Contact person (coordinator)

Tracy McCarroll
Tel: +44 1355272658
Fax: +44 1355272979
E-mail: tmccarroll@tuvnel.com


2 – Coordinating institution

TUV NEL
Scottish Enterprise Technology Park
East Kilbride
GLASGOW
G75 0QF


3 – Technical objectives

– To sustain the UK community
– Influence FP7 Work Programmes
– Jump start and maximise UK involvement
– Encourage and facilitate brokerage & networking within the community


4 – Relevance to nation economy

The UK must like all other countries, seize the manufuture initiative as an opportunity to position itself and it’s regions as being highly innovative, manufacturing and engineering orientated.


5 – Sectors within the TP

All sectors within the UK with an interest are welcome


6 – ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP

– New, added-value products and services: Yes
– New business models: Yes
– New advanced industrial engineering: Yes
– New emerging manufacturing science and technologies: Yes
– Transformation of existing R&D and education infrastructure to support world-class manufacturing: Yes


7 – Research & Development activities

Members of the Platform are individually involved in European and national research projects.


8 – Stake holders

35 members from UK industry and academia


9 – Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):

All areas of the UK involved


10 – Interactions with other NRTPs

Not established yet but has been encouraged and would be most welcome


11 – Special national programmes

The Technology Programme


12 – Funding instruments

N/A