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The Witham Group’s new Prolan lubricant range won the Institution of Agricultural Engineer’s (IAgrE) Ivel Award for best new product and environmental innovation at this year’s LAMMA show. The product was also the overall LAMMA innovation winner.
How many UK engineering and manufacturing companies will be in a position to develop the innovative ideas evolving as a result of the government’s Agri-Tech strategy funding?
“IAgrE today launches a survey designed to answer this question,” said Alastair Taylor, CEO of IAgrE. “We will be looking at how ready UK industry is to develop the engineering and manufacturing supply chain opportunities that will arise as new Agri-Tech systems develop,” said Alastair Taylor CEO of IAgrE.
Starting at LAMMA, IAgrE questionned engineers to get a snapshot of how fit businesses are to meet this challenge.
IAgrE the landbased agricultural engineering Institution will be at LAMMA 2017 promoting to students the benefits of belonging to a professional institution such as IAgrE.
The Agri-EPI centre is sponsoring IAgrE's conference 'Concepts to Cash' (#IAgrEconference) which takes place on Wednesday 16 November at Harper Adams University, Shropshire.
Dr Paul Miller, agricultural engineer and expert in all aspects of crop spraying and fertiliser application, has received the 2016 EurAgEng Award of Merit for Scientific Understanding, which is a bronze statuette - a replica of the statue that stood in the main building at the Silsoe Research Institute.
"Being an inventor is one thing but having the capability to exploit it is something else," says Dr Robert Merrall, President of IAgrE.
IAgrE's 2016 Landwards conference (#IAgrEconference) seeks to address how to deal with the challenge of ensuring your new idea stays with you and is not stolen, how you can work with others openly and yet retain intellectual property, what challenges you will need to consider and where to find funding.
Members of IAgrE and guests have received awards in recognition of their contribution to the landbased industry at a ceremony held at JCB's world headquarters in Rocester.
Robert Merrall, an independent consultant with Innovate UK, the Government's Innovation Agency has been appointed President of IAgrE.
Well-known in the agricultural sector, Rob spent his early career in agricultural engineering research at Cranfield University before working in roles with the Renault Group, as a director of two major UK farm equipment distributors and as a director of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
The report “Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people” raises concerns about a wide range of factors and makes some clear recommendations as to what needs to be done to improve circumstances for young people making decisions about that important transition from compulsory schooling at the age of sixteen.
Cennydd Hughes of Coleg Sir Gar was presented with the IAgrE student award at LAMMa by IAgrE's CEO Alastair Taylor.
The world's first two wheeled jacking device that maintains mobility while the rear of the tractor is elevated has won the first SSAB health and safety award at LAMMA.
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Tecnology (IET) have launched a suite of competitions designed to test the engineering and technical know-how of university students.