Articles from The Royal Academy of Engineering

Developers of the world’s first wireless foetal monitor win prestigious Academy Award

A multidisciplinary team of engineers and healthcare experts from the University of Nottingham, Monica Healthcare and GE Healthcare are to receive this year’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing the Monica Novii™ Wireless Patch System, a wearable monitor for women in labour that accurately and continuously monitors the baby’s heartbeat. The team will be presented with the award, which is made annually to an engineer or small team of engineers who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of any field of UK engineering, at the Academy’s annual Research Forum in London on 12 November.

Inventor of sensor to help identify sepsis is named most promising young engineering entrepreneur

George Winfield, Founder and CEO of SPYRAS, announced as winner of the prestigious JC Gammon award, receiving a £15,000 prize with support from the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. SPYRAS is developing a low-cost, paper-based sensor to help identify sepsis in hospital patients by accurately monitoring their breathing rate. Finalist innovations ranged from a wastewater treatment system for developing communities to visual recognition software to help women find a perfectly fitting bra. Last night George Winfield, Founder and CEO of SPYRAS, was announced as the UK’s most promising young entrepreneur in technology and engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub.

International team of next generation innovators win global engineering competition

An international team of student engineers from different universities across the UK, the US and China has won a global engineering competition with an elegant and practical idea to empower women in developing countries by providing cheap sanitary pads made from recycled clothing.

#AI reveals misrepresentation of engineers online

Major brands, leading businesses and high-profile engineers have come together in a bid to change the online image search results for the word ‘engineer’, as an AI programme trained on the results of an online search for images of engineers found that it vastly misrepresents the profession.

Academy responds to the Queen's Speech

Academy responds to the Queen's Speech

Academy and Raspberry Pi celebrate top award for astronaut Tim Peake at the Science Museum

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, yesterday received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s top accolades at a special event for 400 school pupils at the Science Museum IMAX in London. Tim shared with the pupils his experience of travelling into space aboard a Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station and how his successful mission depended on engineering and science.

Academy CEO recognised as one of the 100 most influential women in engineering

Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has today been announced as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector. The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times, will be officially released at the Inclusive Boards: Women in Engineering Leadership Conference on October 22nd.

Leaders in Innovation Fellowships celebrates five years of world-changing innovations

More than $80 million in business funding has been raised by the 1,000-strong community of entrepreneurs supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme The Asia Innovates summit on 15-17 October in Kuala Lumpur celebrated the five-year anniversary, showcasing innovations from entrepreneurs across Asia who are supported by the programme An online community has been launched to provide at-a-glance information on the innovations created, route to market and investment sought by the entrepreneurs, as well as collaboration opportunities The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme, which is run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and supported by the UK’s Government’s Newton Fund, has celebrated five years of providing unique support for entrepreneurs around the world. The Academy marked the milestone by holding the Asia Innovates summit, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bringing together the most promising engineering entrepreneurs from seven of the participating countries – China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – alongside notable business leaders and investors from the region and the UK.

Interdisciplinary APEX Awards: 2019 recipients announced and 2020 rounds now open

The APEX Awards, delivered jointly by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 awards and the subsequent funding for the next round in 2020—generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Leading nuclear engineer appeals to girls to solve engineering challenges of the future

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS urged young women to take up a career in engineering to help address the world’s greatest challenges, when she gave the autumn term Principal’s Lecture at Cheltenham Ladies’ College on Saturday 12 October 2019.


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