The Engineer Comment
Are the UK’s schools doing enough to educate young people about the opportunities in industry?
The government risks losing public support for HS3 because it has apparently failed to learn from the mess it made of communicating the case for HS2.
With UK electricity capacity expected to reach a seven year low this winter (4 per cent) which of the following should be prioritised in order to keep the lights on?
TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome.
A project to build a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Tunisia to supply the European electricity grid is seeking funding. Is this a feasible concept?
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Rosary Abot explains how the Longitude and Queen Elizabeth Prizes can help spread the understanding that our world is built on the efforts of others
David Bott questions whether the iconic supersonic airliner Concorde was a good example of state-sponsored innovation
Prof Andrew McNaughton, HS2’s chief engineer, gave us his vision for the future of Britain’s railways ahead of his IET lecture in late September
Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.
Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today.
Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone Group explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a component of the ‘internet of things’, can help smaller companies to compete
Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.
Voting for the Longitude Prize closes tomorrow. Here, Longitude Committee member and vice-president for external affairs at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prof Martyn Thomas, explains how engineers could contribute to the shortlisted project options.
Isis Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market
Young women’s concern for the environment could be harnessed to help address the severe gender gap in engineering, says EngD student and prize-winning essayist Laura Pickard.