Britain has a proud heritage in manufacturing and led the world in technological advances during the industrial revolution.
Those days are long gone – and it seems the nation is behind the rest of the world when it comes to manufacturing tech.
This is despite many of the advancements coming out of UK universities.
Vikas Shah, CEO of Swiscot Group, tells a BusinessCloud roundtable sponsored by Space 48 about some of the amazing uses for 3D-printing in India and China – including making bedsheets from tree waste.
And Glossop Cartons sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every tells her rival firms to wake up and smell the coffee in tech terms.