Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, has outlined Tinsley Bridge’s innovative products as an example of the UK’s strategy to develop the very best of British science and research.
The minister was speaking at a visit to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to see first-hand how universities and businesses across the region are coming together to power innovation and growth.
“This city is a great place to talk about the role of science and innovation in boosting our country’s productivity. When our Army needed a tougher suspension system for its Warrior vehicles, Sheffield’s Tinsley Bridge answered the call. They developed the ‘Extralite’ torsion bar in just 5 months, with a Smart award from Innovate UK. This new system was stronger and lifted vehicles higher off the ground, saving lives by increasing troop protection against IEDs and mines”.
With less than 1% of the world’s population, the UK produces 16% of top quality published research. Collaboration with Universities is a key part of Tinsley Bridge’s new product development programmes.
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