INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN STEM LEADERS

The Royal Academy of Engineering will be hosting the 10th Young Arab Women Leaders conference on 11 December, promoting the development of leadership skills in the next generation of young women leaders in STEM. The event, which is organised by the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) in collaboration with the Academy, PwC and the World Bank, will involve guests and delegates from 40 different countries, including the UK, the … Continue reading INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN STEM LEADERS

TOMORROW’S CITIES – NIGHTMARE VISION OF THE FUTURE?

By Jane Wakefield BBC Technology reporter Image copyright THINKSTOCK Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in cities in Finland, the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Canada … Continue reading TOMORROW’S CITIES – NIGHTMARE VISION OF THE FUTURE?

MORE SKILLED ENGINEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THE UK’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY VIABLE, IET RESEARCH SHOWS

By Jack Loughran IET News The government’s flagship industrial strategy will fail if the UK does not solve its shortage of skilled engineers, the IET has told ministers. Research conducted among 800 employers found that three out of five believed trying to recruit suitably qualified staff was a barrier to their business prospects. The 2017 Skills and Demand in Industry report showed that nearly two thirds (61 … Continue reading MORE SKILLED ENGINEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THE UK’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY VIABLE, IET RESEARCH SHOWS

YEAR OF ENGINEERING TARGETS OUTDATED PERCEPTIONS AND LACK OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

The 2018 Year of Engineering will tackle outdated perceptions of the profession and encourage diversity in the workforce, an MP has said. This week more than 30 MPs pledged their support for the national campaign, which aims to reduce the skills gap. The government will work with industry partners to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged 7-16, their teachers and parents. The … Continue reading YEAR OF ENGINEERING TARGETS OUTDATED PERCEPTIONS AND LACK OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

UK PROJECT AIMS FOR COMBINED PV AND THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEM

By Helen Knight 8th December 2017 8:34 am The Engineer With demand for clean and affordable energy ever increasing, a huge global effort is underway to improve the efficiency of solar power generation. But even the most efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) devices are typically designed to use only part of the spectrum from the sun’s rays to generate energy, meaning that most of the infrared part of the … Continue reading UK PROJECT AIMS FOR COMBINED PV AND THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEM

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY- THE WHITE PAPER

Read the full paper here THE APPROACH: Our consultation reinforced the importance of ve foundations of productivity – the essential attributes of every successful economy. These are Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places. Our focus on them responds to the detailed feedback to the Green Paper. Our ve foundations align to our vision for a transformed economy – a transformation that is already taking … Continue reading INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY- THE WHITE PAPER

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – THE 5 FOUNDATIONS

The UK has significant economic strengths on which we can build, but we need to do more to increase our productivity and make the most of our untapped potential right across the country. We will boost productivity and earning power across the country by focusing on the 5 foundations of productivity. Our 5 foundations support our vision for a transformed economy: Ideas: the world’s most … Continue reading INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – THE 5 FOUNDATIONS

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: THE GRAND CHALLENGES

The Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity. The first 4 Grand Challenges are focused on the global trends which will transform our future: growing the Artificial Intelligence and data driven economy clean growth future of … Continue reading INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: THE GRAND CHALLENGES

CATAPULT NETWORK REVIEW 2017

Read the full report here: Catapult Network Review Innovation is critical to the long-term success of any national economy and the UK has a globally renowned reputation for being a leader in this field. However, to be successful and remain successful, innovation requires relentless pursuit through many forms. One of these forms is having the ability to bridge the gap between R&D and industry, ensuring that … Continue reading CATAPULT NETWORK REVIEW 2017

FIVE NEW JOBS FOR HUMANS IF ROBOTS TAKE OVER THE WORLD

Photo credit: ‘Doctor Doctor, I’m feeling a bit under the weather’ Shutterstock By now you’ve probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of time on their hands to take up hobbies and pursue creative interests. All while our robot friends spend their days doing the lion’s share of the work needed to … Continue reading FIVE NEW JOBS FOR HUMANS IF ROBOTS TAKE OVER THE WORLD