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Bowlift

There's still time to register for our annual innovation celebration

27 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

From the Rosetta mission and the UK’s new aircraft carriers to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 - which opens its doors on 2nd June - boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.

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This week's poll: EU negotiation

26 May 2015

The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?

XL1

Driving ahead, like an idiot or not

22 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Bosch gave us a glimpse into the future of autonomous and electrified cars, but are the internal combustion engine’s best days still to come?

Industry 4.0 smart factory systems

Industry 4.0. Do you know what it is yet?

20 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?

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Highlighting the importance of innovation

18 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives

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David Falzani

Where Did All The Money Go?

19 May 2015 | By David Falzani

The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.

SELA bootcamp

​Looking for tomorrow’s engineering leaders

8 May 2015

Neil Hopkinson of the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy explains the importance of teaching leadership skills to engineering students

Terry Scuoler

Election reaction: Government must embrace a long-term industrial plan

8 May 2015

EEF chief Terry Scuoler sets out of a manufacturing wish-list for the incoming government

Chris Horn, the new Managing Director of NT CADCAM

A vote for engineering

6 May 2015

A shortage of skilled engineers is the biggest single factor threatening our industry, says NT CADCAM’s MD Chris Horn. Find out what the main political parties are proposing to solve the STEM recruitment crisis.

Edge

Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if  oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK

Intelligent Energy's fuel cell stacks

Intellectual decision

16 Mar 2015

Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor

Neil Lewin

When should a manager not be a manager?

2 Mar 2015

Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting

Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Engineers have a vital role to play in explaining the benefits of fracking

19 Feb 2015

The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.

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Fracking's methane risk cannot be ignored

5 Feb 2015

A call from the Environmental Audit Committee to delay the introduction of fracking in the UK has brought shale gas back to the top of the news agenda. Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL looks at one issue raised by the Committee: methane emissions.

Astraea

New heights

30 Jan 2015

BAE Systems’ Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal discusses the opportunities that could be realised by commercial unmanned aircraft

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The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?