VentilatorChallengeUK, the consortium of manufacturers rapidly put together in response to the government's urgent call for medical equipment, has seen companies collaborating from all corners of the industry. But will this spirit of collaboration continue following the pandemic? To explore this, Manufacturing Management editor Chris Beck was joined by three members of the consortium - Peter Bruch, MD of AE Aerospace, Mark Howard, head of R&T business development at Airbus, and Brian Holliday, MD of Siemens Digital Industries - and Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation.

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