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Eco Innovation
4th March 2024
Global consortium wins $1M for project to stop open burning of waste

An international initiative led by Engineering X, a collaborative effort established by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd's Register Foundation, received a grant of £1.3 million from the UNEP’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to combat the widespread practice of open burning of solid waste. This practice has dire consequences for human health and the environment globally.

7th February 2024
Wind turbine technology developers win Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was awarded to Henrik Stiesdal from Denmark and Andrew Garrad CBE FREng from Britain for their significant contributions to the development, manufacturing, and deployment of high-performance wind turbines.

Eco Innovation
7th February 2024
Academy initiates project for GB electricity decarbonisation

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced a major new policy project on delivery of rapid electricity system decarbonisation, to help the UK government realise decarbonisation plans by the next decade.

9th January 2024
Three weeks left to enter 2024 MacRobert Award

There are just three weeks left for UK engineering innovators to submit entries for this year’s MacRobert Award, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. 

30th December 2023
New Year honour for Royal Academy of Engineering President

The President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, was honoured with a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the King’s New Year Honours list.

1st November 2023
Celebrating engineering icons with a new themed tube map

In honour of National Engineering Day, Transport for London (TFL) has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to introduce a specially themed tube map that places the spotlight on the illustrious achievements of renowned engineering icons.

17th October 2023
Royal Academy of Engineering teams up with Deborah Meaden

The public is being asked to release their ‘inner engineer’ by submitting ideas and creations that aim to make daily life more sustainable in the ‘Everyday Engineering’ competition.

Events News
26th September 2023
Investing in our future – the path to net zero

The Royal Academy of Engineering is hosting a free-to-attend panel discussion exploring the future of clean energy technology on Tuesday 3rd October 2023.

18th September 2023
Ceres Power engineer recognised for contribution to novel clean energy technology

Dr Robert Leah, Research Fellow at Ceres Power, is to receive the 2023 Armourers and Brasiers’ Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his successful application of novel materials science and engineering to green energy technology.

31st July 2023
Lessons for safe and effective adoption of AI in healthcare

Artificial intelligence-based healthcare technologies have great potential to transform health outcomes and the UK’s healthcare system, but there are currently barriers to their adoption and scaleup, and risks that must be managed, according to a report of a FORUM workshop hosted jointly by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

14th July 2023
Clean energy tech wins UK’s top prize for engineering innovation

Ceres Power’s clean energy technology has won the 2023 MacRobert Award. Honouring the UK’s top engineering innovations, the MacRobert Award was presented to Ceres in recognition of a fuel cell technology that promises to make a major contribution to decarbonising the world at the scale and pace required to save the planet.

10th July 2023
From bionic arms and portable incubators to cybersecurity, four innovators win The Princess Royal Silver Medal

Four of the UK’s leading engineering innovators are to be presented with The Princess Royal Silver Medal, one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s most prestigious individual awards.

23rd June 2023
Series 12 – Episode 6 – INWED: a blueprint for success

On International Women in Engineering Day, Paige West speaks with Catriona Schmolke, Trustee and Vice President of Fellowship Engagement at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

13th June 2023
Finalists for the 2023 MacRobert Award revealed

A leading developer of clean energy technology, enabling the world’s most progressive companies to decarbonise at scale and pace, an AI-based forecasting and risk management tool that could save billions of pounds by preventing project delays and graphene sensors many times more sensitive than established silicon technology are competing to be named the UK’s leading engineering innovation.

3rd May 2023
Industrial Fellowships awarded for engineering projects to help support zero carbon energy

Seven talented engineering researchers have been awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowships for projects that address the journey to a sustainable zero carbon energy future.

25th January 2023
One week left to enter prestigious engineering award

There is just one week left for UK-based engineering innovators to submit entries for this year’s MacRobert Award – the longest running and most prestigious award for UK engineering innovation.

13th January 2023
Two weeks left to enter prestigious engineering award

There are just two weeks left for UK-based engineering innovators to submit entries for this year’s MacRobert Award - the longest running and most prestigious award for UK engineering innovation.

9th November 2022
Space technology pioneer awarded Prince Philip Medal

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Royal Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, presented the Academy’s award, the Prince Philip Medal, to space technology pioneer Dr Asad Madni FREng in London on 8th November.

News & Analysis
2nd November 2022
New research reveals that the UK is an engineering powerhouse!

Research has revealed that the UK is an engineering powerhouse, with the profession generating up to an estimated £645bn gross value added (GVA) to the UK’s economy annually – equivalent to 32% of the country’s economic output.

2nd November 2022
Bake Off stars create edible, working clock to celebrate National Engineering Day

Three former stars of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) have teamed up for the first time to engineer a unique, edible, clock cake.

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