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Poll: Engineering careers around the world

16 Sep 2014

Which of these countries has the best measures in place to attract people into careers in engineering?

Scotland

EEF chief warns of political and economic disaster if Scotland votes "Yes"

15 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Scottish chief executive of UK manufacturers’ association EEF claims that independence could turn Scotland into an economic wasteland.

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Head start from blurred lines

15 Sep 2014 | By Iain Gray

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

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Working together in perfect harmony

12 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Could a new generation of “human-ish” industrial robots able to work alongside their human counterparts help spread automation to even the smallest of engineering firms?

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Tomorrow's engineers today

11 Sep 2014 | By Paul Jackson

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

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Debt

The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

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.

William Wakeham

Engineering innovation: lessons from history

28 Aug 2014

Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today. 

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M2M beyond the enterprise: the rise of the connected SME

7 Aug 2014

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

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

Harrison

How Engineers can win the Longitude Prize, again

24 Jun 2014

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.

Nanopore

Six ways to get more out of University inventions

5 Jun 2014

Isis Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market

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An environmental solution to the engineering skills gap

28 Apr 2014

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.

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Engineering firms need to rethink the graduate problem

15 Apr 2014

Young engineers know their skills are in high demand so companies must be smarter when trying to engage them, says Alex Parkes, future talent strategist at AIA Worldwide.

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Reshoring…the UK manufacturing trend of 2014?

28 Mar 2014

Steven Barr, Head of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), explains why reshoring is an opportunity manufacturers - both small and large - should seize with both hands.

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War and peace

24 Mar 2014

Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, sets out the role that the defence sector can play in science and technology development, and vice-versa

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Which of these countries has the best measures in place to attract people into careers in engineering?