Prime Minister David Cameron has announced today a new initiative that aims to create 100,000 registered engineering technicians by 2018 to tackle the shortage of skills in several sectors. Part of the announcement was a showcase of a real-size replica of a Bloodhound rocket car. A joint project of several British technical companies and educational institutions, the Bloodhound aims to beat the world speed record next year in South Africa and inspire the next generation of engineers in the UK. Continue reading Bloodhound rocket car showcased at Downing Street
David Cameron’s vision of a Silicon Valley-style technology hub in London’s Shoreditch district shows spunkiness. Whether the commercial property agents struggling to let empty office space further east in Docklands will share the PM’s enthusiam, however, has yet to be seen. Local coffee shops with E1 and E2 postcodes should be happy, though, according to the BBC’s ever-insightful technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones: “The start-up crowd, sipping cappuccinos in Shoreditch cafes, has been given a wake-up call from the very highest levels of government,” he blogs Hats off, meanwhile, to HCL Technologies’ director Bindi Bhullar, who has been fast off the mark to coin the tag ‘eEnd’ to … Continue reading Coming to a screen near you: ‘eEnders’?