In November Ben visited Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota to build on existing links between the UoB and UDLA. To date, a number of UoB undergraduate students have spent time studying at UDLA including DMF’s Mark Goudswaard. Mark is currently spending 3 months at UDLA exploring Transdisciplinary Engineering Design and areas for future collaboration. While visiting, Ben and Mark met with senior staff including Prof Juan Pablo Casas Rodriguez (Director of Engineering). Ben also gave a lecture to students from Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from UDLA and the University of Maryland, The lecture covered cultural and domain differences and their impact on engineering projects, markets and national strengths. We are looking forward to working with UDLA in the future in areas such as Additive Manufacturing and Agri Tech – Watch this space!