The TWI Innovation Network joined the LME week in London on a day when electrification and Brexit were the main themes and followed one another. Electric vehicles and associated metals and minerals activities across the globe, issues of supply and demand, infrastructure needs, political landscapes and international relations were all subjects of discussion and engaged many on the floor with a diverse panel available for comment.
Similarly, Brexit was discussed in anticipation and the pulses of the industrial and financial services checked.
The audience was composed of many from the financial services, investment funds, SMEs and supply chain members, as well as many industrial company representatives from around the globe e.g. China and Africa, that are in the business of metals (including precious metals), recycling and energy generation and distribution.
The TWI Innovation Network attracted a lot of interest amidst these developments for collaborative business and innovation projects that are highly influential in adapting to the changing markets, needs and regulations (e.g. environmental). The TWI Innovation Network is favourably placed in such an evolving landscape, bringing together SMEs, tier suppliers and end users from across the globe to closely collaborate and make a positive social-economic impact through innovation and strategic relationships in the making.