A groundbreaking UK centre for expertise in systems engineering, is set to help local technologically-advanced firms become more competitive.

The £59 million Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) is a joint development between Loughborough University, BAE Systems and East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA), and comes under the umbrella of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (Hall 4, Stand E7).

 The centre, housed at Holywell Park in Loughborough, is aimed at improving the engineering systems skills used by innovative manufacturing. More than 30 researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds are working at the site, which offers first rate research and support facilities.

"The development of this centre will be a key way of narrowing the productivity gap between ourselves and our global competitors," says Martin Briggs, chief executive of EMDA. Plans are under way for introducing micro-nanotechnology and electromagnetics research.


Source: Flight Daily News