SME, the professional association committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce, today recognized 20 successful female leaders working to broaden the use of robotics and automation in the smart manufacturing market globally.
Humber College in Canada and Rockwell Automation’s have a five-year partnership agreement intended to address the skills gaps in the advanced manufacturing sector and equip students for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers of the future.
Rockwell Automation will also be part of the planned Industry 4.0 consortium hosted by Humber as part of The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI) helping to integrate more learning pathways and opportunities for students.
“Partnering with Rockwell Automation allows us to strengthen our industry connections and find new ways to prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow,” says Dr. Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College.
Aston University is playing a critical role in a €6 million EU project working to develop a robotic stem cell factory, which will reduce the cost of manufacturing adult stem cells and open up the opportunity to produce new therapies for a range of conditions.
The Autostem consortium, coordinated by NUI Galway in Ireland, has received funding through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to address the current challenges in manufacturing stem cells.
Dr Qasim Rafiq, academic lead for the project at Aston University and Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering, explains: “Stem cell therapies have the potential to treat currently unmet patient needs and provide therapies for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and Parkinson’s. [Read more…] about Aston University wins funding to develop robotic stem cell factory