Tag Archives: technology

Derby Manufacturing

It’s second nature to those of us who’ve worked in manufacturing in Derby, that Derby is a manufacturing city. Derby was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; factories, engineering and production are in our DNA.  The manufacture of ‘things’ from trains, cars, … Continue reading

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Keeping ahead of the game…

Legal protections for creativity have evolved over time and differ depending on the area of invention.  One can argue whether humanity is better off when good ideas are protected like this, but certainly economically it can make a difference both to … Continue reading

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Selling technology… short.

There were rave reports from the Farnborough Air Show about Rolls-Royce’s eye-catching new exhibit – a Trent 1000 aeroengine built out of Lego!  There are some good views of it, and how it was built, available on YouTube.  Reportedly their … Continue reading

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Investment in Nuclear Technology for shipping…

There’s been excellent news for Derby and Rolls-Royce today, with major investment announced by the government in the Raynesway site which produces the propulsion units for nuclear submarines.   This can be a difficult subject.  People tend to equate ‘nuclear submarine’ with ‘nuclear weapons’.  … Continue reading

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