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MTC: Manufacturing post-Covid 19 – A Window of Opportunity

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“For centuries the Midlands has been at the heart of manufacturing in the UK. Household names such as Land Rover, Cadbury and Rolls Royce are synonymous with the region. It is renowned for its world class institutions and universities, with their enviable reputations for engineering, and famously is the birthplace of the industrial revolution. As a proportion of jobs, 12 per cent are employed in manufacturing in the East Midlands and 11 per cent in the West, comparing favourably with eight per cent in the UK overall and only two per cent in London.

There is no doubt that manufacturing is in our DNA, but to thrive, the Midlands needs to develop a strategy that is both relevant and resilient for the long-term. The next phase in the life-cycle of Covid 19, even before ‘the recovery’ period, is a brief window where together we can generate the urgent, innovative thinking which will be needed to determine what this strategy should look like. So, to coin a phrase, there is an opportunity to catapult the sector to where it should belong in terms of jobs, investment and growth – continuing to make its historic contribution to the nation’s economy, and more.

As the chief executive of the MTC, an organisation which has demonstrated an ability to address problems which are often described as ‘wicked’, I am honoured to lead an ambitious Commission into Midlands Manufacturing Resilience (M2R), the launch of which was announced recently. I am also delighted that Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, will be its sponsor.

Across the Midlands we share a common belief in the potential for manufacturing, not just for our region, but for the nation as a whole to create skills, attract investment, and act as a base for the advanced research that will lead to the jobs of tomorrow. Strong relationships are crucial to our success, whether through our links to our network of SMEs, and their crucial role in the Midlands’ manufacturing landscape, or established collaborations with our excellent universities.

I grew up in the Black Country, an area so influenced by the Industrial Revolution, and manufacturing is in my blood. But now, more than ever, my passion for manufacturing is growing – the opportunities that it has to offer, and its place in our Midlands’ story, not just in the past, but in the future too.

Through the recent crisis we have seen the manufacturing sector perform at its best, including initiatives such as the Ventilator Challenge and the production of much needed PPE. We have solved all the problems that were presented to us, but acknowledge there are lessons to be learnt. How can we in the Midlands work together to maximise its impact, and develop a strategy that will put our region on the map, not only nationally, but also internationally?

How do we best embrace emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing, new processes such as additive manufacturing, advanced laser processing or quantum manufacture, and what will transport look like as the day of the autonomous vehicle gets ever closer? In societal terms, what will all this mean for the ‘Future of Work’ and what that future will look like to you, your children and even your children’s children? We have a responsibility to shape this future.

The Commission will respond to these issues, but also to the increasingly competitive environment, both at home and abroad, with manufacturing at its core. It will focus on three objectives: reviewing the Midlands manufacturing landscape post-Covid; contributing to the creation of a wider Midlands Manufacturing Strategy, and developing recommendations to help build the Midlands’ manufacturing resilience and its subsequent positive and sustainable economic impact.

Over the next couple of months, we plan to investigate the barriers to rapid market ‘pivots’, and we will respond to a review of skills, R&D, investment, commercialisation – how to convert innovation into production, and other current initiatives such as the application of digital manufacturing technologies to improve productivity and wealth for our region.

Structural changes will be needed to ensure the long-term resilience of Midlands manufacturing, including our attractiveness and capacity to re-shore and the adoption of new technologies, which is why I am asking for as much participation as possible to produce the best outcome we can for the Midlands.

I am inviting contributions from across the region, to make the Commission as comprehensive and inclusive as possible; asking representatives from industry, academia and local government to put forward their suggestions, to meet virtually or physically when it is safe to do so, to discuss their views on the diverse range of issues driving our future.

If you wish to respond to this commission, please send your thoughts and views to M2RCommission@the-mtc.org. I look forward to leading this exciting but demanding process and delivering an ambitious Commission that will make a real and lasting difference.

In these challenging times, we must build on our strengths, our skills, and our heritage. Throughout my career, periods of change have created opportunities for the most agile. We need to respond in a similar way to the extraordinary challenges we are experiencing today. Let us in the Midlands be prepared to lead the way forward into that dynamic future.

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Datametrex Announces Another Sale of COVID-19 Test Kits for $850,000 to a Canadian Mining Company

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TORONTO, July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Datametrex AI Limited (the “Company” or “Datametrex“) (TSXV: DM, FSE: D4G, OTC: DTMXF) is pleased to announce a purchase order (the “PO”) of 20,000 COVID-19 test kits from a Canadian based mining company (the “Purchaser”) with operations worldwide. This PO is for one of their Latin American mine operations.
The total gross sales amount is approximately $850,000 CDN, excluding shipping and courier fees. The Company has secured all requested testing kits, swabs, tubes, and the PCR machines. All of the items will be delivered directly to the mining company at their operating site in Latin America in mid-July. The Company anticipates little or no up front costs associated with the sale of these kits.“Datametrex is assisting with the implementing of test kits as it is a fundamental response to the pandemic, and those mining companies that have been able to test more comprehensively have had greater success,” says Marshall Gunter, CEO of the Company. “The reasoning is simple: An individual who tests positive can be isolated until they recover, and their contacts may be traced and similarly tested and isolated, effectively reducing the rate of transmission.”Under the terms of the PO, Datametrex will provide the Purchaser with 20,000 units of the COVID-19 qPCR Detection Kits manufactured by 1drop Inc. (“1drop”), 20,000 Universal Transport Medium (UTM®), Sterile Swabs with 16x100mm and Skirted Tubes. The Company also sold two (2) Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Detection System (“PCR”) machines along with software to ensure optimal assay performance of the samples.Some Latin American countries are seeing shocking unemployment figures as the pandemic has caused hunger to rise in the region. The fallout from the pandemic is being felt hardest in Latin America, and has seen an almost three-fold rise in the number of people requiring government assistance, and among urban communities in low and middle-income countries, which are being dragged into destitution by job losses, especially in the mining sector. Millions of people are out of work in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, which have all attempted to re-open sectors of their economies but were hit with fast-spreading infections.About 1drop Inc.1drop Inc. aims to provide a solution to manage health with a drop of fluid. It has the key technologies for becoming a global leading company in the field of smart health care. 1copy™ COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit can reduce the risk of asymptomatic and latent infection of COVID-19 by a single virus level limit of detection. Additional information on 1drop Inc. is available at www.1drop.co.krAbout DatametrexDatametrex AI Limited is a technology-focused company with exposure to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nexalogy (www.nexalogy.com). Datametrex’s mission is to provide tools that support companies in fulfilling their operational Health and Safety goals with predictive and preventive technologies. By working with companies to set a new standard of protocols through Artificial Intelligence and health diagnostics, the Company provides progressive solutions to support the supply chain.Additional information on Datametrex is available at www.datametrex.comFor further information, please contact:Marshall Gunter – CEO
Phone: (514) 295-2300
Email: mgunter@datametrex.com
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Gained Traction over the Past Few Years due the Rising Need for Energy Efficient Solutions in the Residential Sectors: Global Smart Thermostats Market

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Covina, CA, July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —The global smart thermostats market accounted for US$ 1.5 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 12.5 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 23.5%The report “Global Smart Thermostats Market, By Component (Display, Motion Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Temperature Sensor, and Others), By Network Technology (Wired Technology and Wireless Technology (Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth)), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) – Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2029”.Key Highlights:Nest Labs, Inc. offers networking products. The Company designs and manufactures a sensor-driven, Wi-Fi enabled, learning, and programmable thermostat. Nest Labs operates in the United States.Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures electronic and electrical equipment, software, systems, and services. The Company offers its products for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and commercial and residential solutions divisions.Request Sample PDF of this Business Intelligence Report @ https://www.prophecymarketinsights.com/market_insight/Insight/request-sample/4376Analyst View:Speedy adoption of smart infrastructure in commercial and residential infrastructureTechnological advancements and shift in population towards convenient methods to remotely control electronic and electrical appliances drives the demand of the smart infrastructure. A smart thermostat is a device that is fitted in a smart infrastructure to provide users remote access to ambience heating or temperature. This offers benefits of switching heating systems through internet connected devices. Additionally, smart thermostats can also be arranged as per the need of users, which brings energy efficiency by limiting human error and negligence at times, which aids in the growth of smart thermostat market growth worldwide.Penetration of IoT and AI based technologiesAdvancements in IoT and AI has modernized electronic systems and devices. Additionally, the adoption of artificial intelligence in thermostats has advanced programmable thermostats to smart ones. Smart thermostat provides self-learning abilities and learn the user behavior over time. Thereby, automatically regulating temperature of the atmosphere. Smart thermostats are designed for connection over Wi-Fi and further advancements in these smart devices provides access to them via voice control, which boosts smart thermostat market growth across the globe.Ask for a Discount on the Current Pricing @ https://www.prophecymarketinsights.com/market_insight/Insight/request-discount/4376Browse 60 market data tables* and 35 figures* through 140 slides and in-depth TOC on “Global Smart Thermostats Market”, By Component (Display, Motion Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Temperature Sensor, and Others), By Network Technology (Wired Technology and Wireless Technology (Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth)), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) – Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2029Key Market Insights from the report:        The global smart thermostats market accounted for US$ 1.5 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 12.5 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 23.5%. The market report has been segmented on the basis of component, network technology, application, and region.By component, the global smart thermostats market is segmented into display, motion sensor, humidity sensor, temperature sensor, and others.By network technology, wireless technology is projected to offer great growth opportunity for the growth of global smart thermostat sensor market. Wireless network technology is further sub segmented into Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee and Bluetooth.By application, commercial application segment involves healthcare, office building, and retail etc. Other Segment involves educational buildings such as school and colleges. Among all these application, residential applications are projected to grow expressively in the coming years due to the rising awareness about energy saving devices among consumers, advancement in home automation technology, and increasing demand of connected homes or smart homes.By region, The North American regional market is projected to lead the global industry owing to growing demand for managing energy consumption solutions and a wide distribution network of key manufacturers in the region. The rising average unit rate of power is inspiring household consumers, industries, and enterprises to implement smart energy solutions, which is one of the basic reasons for the market growth.To know the upcoming trends and insights prevalent in this market, click the link below:https://www.prophecymarketinsights.com/market_insight/Global-Smart-Thermostats-Market-4376Competitive Landscape:The prominent player operating in the global smart thermostats market includes Nest Labs, Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Ecobee Inc., Hive Home, Tado GmbH, Schneider Electric, Honeywell International Inc., Carrier Corporation, Siemens, Emerson Electric, and Vivint.The market provides detailed information regarding the industrial base, productivity, strengths, manufacturers, and recent trends which will help companies enlarge the businesses and promote financial growth. Furthermore, the report exhibits dynamic factors including segments, sub-segments, regional marketplaces, competition, dominant key players, and market forecasts. In addition, the market includes recent collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships along with regulatory frameworks across different regions impacting the market trajectory. Recent technological advances and innovations influencing the global market are included in the report.About Prophecy Market InsightsProphecy Market Insights is specialized market research, analytics, marketing/business strategy, and solutions that offers strategic and tactical support to clients for making well-informed business decisions and to identify and achieve high-value opportunities in the target business area. We also help our clients to address business challenges and provide the best possible solutions to overcome them and transform their business.Some Important Points Answered in this Market Report Are Given Below:Explains an overview of the product portfolio, including product development, planning, and positioningExplains details about key operational strategies with a focus on R&D strategies, corporate structure, localization strategies, production capabilities, and financial performance of various companies.Detailed analysis of the market revenue over the forecasted period.Examining various outlooks of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST & SWOT Analysis.Study on the segments that are anticipated to dominate the market.Study on the regional analysis that is expected to register the highest growth over the forecast periodKey Topics CoveredIntroductionStudy DeliverablesStudy AssumptionsScope of the StudyResearch MethodologyExecutive SummaryOpportunity Map AnalysisMarket at GlanceMarket Share (%) and BPS Analysis, by RegionCompetitive LandscapeHeat Map Analysis Market Presence and Specificity AnalysisInvestment AnalysisCompetitive AnalysisBROWSE RELATED REPORTS:Global DINRail Thermostats MarketGlobal Commercial Vehicle Thermostat MarketTo know more Contact Us:
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Patriot One Provides PATSCAN™ Platform Update

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TORONTO, July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT) (OTCQX: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”), offers the latest update on its PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform.
In May 2020, Patriot One’s Product Development Team responded to the Covid19 Pandemic as part of the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster Covid19 Program.  The Company secured up to $4.5 million (CAD) in co-investment funding under a two-stage program that includes development and deployment of (i) a thermal screening module that highlights persons presenting with elevated temperatures in real-time, using commodity-priced thermal cameras, (ii) additional computer modules that detect the presence or non-presence of medical and non-medical masks and face coverings, and the ability to highlight persons and problem areas where social distance requirements are not being maintained, and (iii) cross-location temperature monitoring to help the prediction of future outbreaks based on the overall trending and the combination of quantifiable indicators. Stage One comprises up to $2.25 million in investment to demonstrate the development of the modules over a four to six-month timeframe with on-site deployments with five or more co-development customers.  In Stage Two, Patriot One will receive a second investment advance of up to $2.25 million over a six to eight-month timeframe to refine the Health & Safety Modules and redeploy with Stage One partners and customer(s). Patriot One’ s new Health & Safety modules are additional video object recognition solutions that are integrated into the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform, which also includes weapon detection, disturbance and fight detection modules.  The Health & Safety Modules use standard medium resolution thermal cameras, powered with the PATSCAN AI software to identify and analyze instances of elevated body temperature.  Any anomalous detection outside a nominal body temperature range will result in an immediate alert, which will be instantly transmitted to onsite security for further action.  In addition, Patriot One’s Xtract.ai division, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia (“UBC”), and SapienML, helped radiologists identify the increased risk of the COVID19 virus.   This  project was led by Dr. Savvas Nicolaou and Dr. William Parker and supported by the UBC Community Health and Wellbeing Cloud Innovation Center (UBC-CIC) which has a mission to solve real-world challenges that materially benefit British Columbia and the world.  Data captured from CT and X-ray scans from around the world, are being reviewed and annotated by 4 radiologists, who are labelling each image to segment them into three classes: background, normal lung, and Ground Glass Opacity (“GGO”). The percentage of lung volume affected by GGO is a leading indicator for COVID-19, and the development of an automated approach to assess this can greatly assist medical practitioners to quickly diagnose early onset of the virus. Beyond the PATSCAN VRS modules highlighted above, Patriot One’s product and engineering teams have been hard at work on the development of the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Gateway, which combines multiple sensors with select proprietary detection technologies into one gateway system.  As shared previously, by combining multiple sensors with the PATSCAN Artificial Intelligence neural network system (developed by the XTRACT.ai team), the Gateway’s overall performance level is dramatically enhanced and shows improved detection of personal concealed weapons..  The Patriot One product and engineering teams have been working side-by-side on the development and testing of the integrated Gateway solution. The result is a leading-edge, touchless detection technology that will save lives and modern society’s way of life. The PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Gateway will help protect on-site security, staff and visitors against weapons and other physical threats at building and venue entrances, as well as help identify potential viral threats with the addition of the thermal video recognition module. The PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Gateway (MSG 1.0) for Fastlane threat detection is planned for release to the North American market in August 2020 with several Gateway trial installations starting as early July 2020. In other news, Patriot One announces it has engaged Native Ads Inc. (“Native Ads”) to execute a comprehensive digital media marketing campaign for the Company.  This programmatic digital advertising campaign will run for 12 weeks for a total spend of US$120,000, including content creation, web development, media buying and distribution, advertising creative development, campaign reporting and optimization.Respectfully“Martin Cronin”Martin Cronin, CEOAbout Patriot One
Patriot Ones’ mission is to deliver innovative threat detection and counter-terrorism solutions for safer communities. Our PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform provides a network of advanced sensor technologies with powerful next generation AI/machine learning software. The network can be covertly deployed from far perimeter to interiors across multiple weapons-restricted facilities. The PATSCAN™ platform identifies and reports threats wherever required; car park, building approach, employee & public entryways and inside the facilities. Each solution in the platform identifies weapons, related threats or disturbances, or potential health and safety threats for immediate security response. Our motto Deter, Detect and Defend is based on the belief that widespread use of the PATSCAN™ platform will act as an effective deterrent to diminish the epidemic of active threats around the globe. For more information, visit: www.patriot1tech.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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