Iain Gray has now left his position as chief executive of Innovate UK, and looks back on what he learned about how diferent sectors influence each other in unexpected ways
Sophie McPhillips, water engineer and NCE Graduate of the Year, explains why a placement with Engineers Without Borders is so rewarding and how you can get a start in international development.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the development of the patent system, and wonders whether it’s still fit for purpose
Guest blogger David Falzani presents some practical ideas on how engineering can exploit emotional connections to make itself more attractive
Engineering contributed more than a quarter of the UK’s GDP last year, says the chief executive of Engineering UK, but we need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the industry.
Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.
David Downs, Engineering director of the aircraft carrier alliance, looks back over the year which saw one carrier launched and the assembly of the second get underway
In his first article for us, the president of Sainsbury Management Fellows calls for earlier training of engineers in commercial and business skills
The recent infrastructure announcements underline the UK’s need for skilled engineers, and the community needs to work together to drive their creation
A new job, and some morale-boosting praise, prompts our anonymous blogger to ask why different companies appear to have different expectations of their engineers?
The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.
Manufacturers need to take the lead in persuading consumers to put efficiency before power writes our anonymous blogger
The chief executive of EngineeringUK was encouraged by some of the messages coming out of the recent Conservative Party conference
The chief executive of InnovateUK explains the progress made in low-carbon vehicles
David Downs, Engineering Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, highlights the progress being made on the UK’s two new aircraft carriers.
Our anonymous blogger calls on Britain’s engineers to engage in the political process
The CEO of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, argues that blurring the lines between early stage research and commercialisation can give the UK a global head start in emerging technologies
Specialist teachers and expert advice are vital to help young people realise their potential if they want to go into engineering, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the role played by engineers in the First World War
The Chief Executive of EngineeringUK explains how Prince Charles is lending his weight to engineering education
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how the UK is supporting R&D in the field of robotics and autonomous systems
New guest blogger Dave Wykes explains the engineering problems behind developing electric vehicles, and how MIRA has approached them to develop a proposal for a hybrid urban commercial vehicle
Education is an important part of the Bloodhound project, and Major Oli Morgan explains how the Army engineers seconded to the team are helping to raise awareness of engineering and enthusing Blooodhound’s young fans through hands-on projects
On 4 July 2014 the Aircaft Carrier programme hit national headlines with the naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth. But as guest blogger David Downs explains, this marks the start of the most challenging phase of the build
A personal brush with the engineering skills shortage prompts our anonymous blogger to ask whether industry is making the best use of its young engineers
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board reflects on the results of the poll to pick the subject which will benefit from the £10m Longitude Prize
The engineering community must be heard to influence the upcoming election manifestos, says the EngineeringUK chief executive
With the British Grand Prix approaching, Mira senior engineer Tom Lee continue his series of articles on noise, vibration and harshness with a look at the current furore over the noise made by the new generation of turbo-equipped Formula One cars
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board visits Northern Ireland, and witnesses the regeneration of the province’s industrial capabilities
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the role played by engineers in the D-Day landings
The White House’s annual STEM fair is a vital showcase to honour and recognise young innovators, and acts as a spur to get people involved in science, engineering and technology. The UK should follow suit with an event at 10 Downing St, argues the chief executive of Engineering UK
Guest blog Tom Lee, Senior Engineer at MIRA, explains how military personnel can be protected from noise and vibration while on patrol in their specialist vehicles
Once an occassional phenomenon the super-tight timescale is increasingly seen as the “norm” by those at the top. But is this fair on those of us further down the food chain?
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Paul Jackson explains how the government’s latest campaign is about more than gender equality, and how his organisation is working to meet its pledges.
The EngineeringUK Chief Executive explains the organisation’s role in the Your Life campaign.
Sorting the facts about the potential of graphene from the hype is becoming increasingly important for the Technology Strategy Board, as it seeks to support companies working towards commercial exploitation of the new material, as its chief executive explains.
The search for Flight MH370 has highlighted unrealistic public expectations of the capability of engineers writes our anonymous blogger
As the time for setting budgets approaches, the Technology Strategy Board’s chief executive explains how the TSB’s new action plan was developed
We are finally seeing an improvement in public attitudes towards engineering, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
Engineers must resist the temptation to adopt the nebulous jargon of the marketing department writes our anonymous blogger