Industrial Research Vision


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The industrial members of RCNDE have developed a 5-10-20 year strategic vision for each of the market sectors represented in the consortium. The vision exercise identified the following key long term engineering challenges faced by industry which require a step-change in NDE capability:

The vision includes detailed requirements for each market sector which have a high degree of commonality and align into the following overall strategic research objectives:

Priority areas for long-term research derived from the vision are summarised in the figure below, drawn into four cross-cutting themes each of which is relevant to several of the strategic objectives.

Vision priorities

Priority themes and areas for future research derived from the industrial strategic vision for NDE

For more information about the industrial 5-10-20 vision for NDE refer to Insight Vol. 54 No. 3 March 2012.