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Credit crunch strikes

Packaging Professional magazine
The current economic crisis has hit the packaging industry hard, as several companies have either gone into administration or have made major cutbacks. UK industry analysts Plimsoll Publishing predict a series of takeovers and sell-offs in the market in the next two years.

E-forum opens for young engineers

Young engineers can post comments on the state of engineering in the UK on a new e-forum. These views will inform the House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee as part of an in-depth inquiry which it will report on to Government.

Investment funding for promising UK-based research

The Materials Science Venture Prize of the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers offers investment of £25,000 to support new ideas with the potential for commercial success.

Institute’s book publishing reverts to Maney

The Institute’s book publishing programme of over 200 titles, including many standard texts, reverted to Maney Publishing on 1 November.

Boost your Career in Science and Engineering – bursaries announced

Eight student bursary places have been announced for this one day course at IOM3 which takes place on 21st January 2009.