Research and analysis
Future of manufacturing: a new era of opportunity and challenge for the UK
Foresight project looking at the long-term picture for the UK manufacturing sector between now and 2050.
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This report looks at how manufacturing is set to enter a dynamic new phase, driven by rapid changes in technology, new ways of doing business, global competition and potential volatility around the price and availability of resources. It makes recommendations for government and industry to ensure that the UK manufacturing sector is able to compete and thrive in this new world.
Further details of the project and the supporting evidence are available from the Foresight project page.