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From healthcare of the future to tackling the climate emergency: Ingenious solutions for engaging th

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced 17 new Ingenious Public Engagement awards for projects designed to excite and inform the public about how engineers shape the world around us. Now in its 13th year, the Ingenious programme offers grants of up to £30,000 to support engineers to engage with the public in new and innovative ways.

From healthcare to tackling the climate emergency: Ingenious solutions for engaging the public

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced 17 new Ingenious Public Engagement awards for projects designed to excite and inform the public about how engineers shape the world around us. Now in its 13th year, the Ingenious programme offers grants of up to £30,000 to support engineers to engage with the public in new and innovative ways.

Engineering controls play a critical role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19, says Academy

Engineering controls play a critical role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19 in hospitals, according to a rapid review published today by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Engineering a resilient future after the COVID-19 pandemic

As the UK emerges from the lockdown, the UK engineering community has a knowledgeable and expert voice to contribute in ensuring future national resilience, emergency preparedness, response and planning conversations, according to a paper published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC).

National Science and Media Museum celebrates the MacRobert Award

This summer the National Science and Media Museum was due to host a new temporary exhibition of photographs to celebrate 50 years of the MacRobert Award for engineering innovation. Due to the current circumstances the museum is now bringing the exhibition online on 10 June, 2020, so as many people as possible can access these amazing images.

National Engineering Policy Centre identifies challenges for the development of autonomous systems

Safety and ethics must be central to the design of autonomous systems if they are to be developed and deployed in a way that ensures their benefits are widely distributed and no one is disadvantaged, according to a briefing published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The technology enabling autonomous systems is advancing at pace, from self-driving cars and nuclear maintenance robots to drug delivery and diagnostics, long-distance shipping and protection from cyberattacks.

World-leading British engineering innovations revealed as MacRobert Award finalists

2020 finalists represent world firsts in UK engineering that are contributing to the green revolution in motoring, construction and shipping Jaguar Land Rover, JCB and Babcock’s Liquid Gas Equipment (LGE) business all in the running for the premier award for UK innovation in engineering, recognising the ingenuity of engineers who are shaping the future The winning team will receive the signature MacRobert Award gold medal and a £50,000 cash prize, joining the pioneers behind innovations such as the Harrier Jump Jet, the Raspberry Pi micro-computer and the CT scanner The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced the finalists for the 2020 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation.

Academy welcomes COVID-19 support for university research

The government has announced a package of measures to protect the jobs of highly skilled researchers and technicians working at UK universities. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced that research-active universities that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access long term, low interest loans, supplemented by a small amount of government grants, covering up to 80% of their income losses caused by any decline in international students. A £280million package will also be made immediately available from the government and from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to support R&D projects.

Engineers map out a route to more sustainable living places

National and local planning policies must be aligned around a common sustainability agenda for both housing and infrastructure, according to a report published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The report, which was delivered in partnership with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, says that the planning system must be demystified and stakeholders empowered in order to unlock the potential benefits for society.

Academy comments on government's economic recovery plan

Today, the prime minister has set out the first steps in the strategy to rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery across the UK. In response, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “The Prime Minister has set out his ambition to rebuild our economy. It is critical that the UK has a clear plan for recovery. While the pandemic has exacted a heavy toll, it also provides an opportunity for positive disruption. Engineers have the skills, insights and ingenuity to help tackle many of these challenges in ways that optimise efficiency, economy, safety and reliability – and they have been central to the pandemic response, from manufacturing ventilators in record time to building the Nightingale hospitals.


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