New electricity monitoring clamp wins Academy award
21 May 2013
A single device could enable us to find out which parts of our homes are the most energy-hungry without installing plug-in power monitors on each individual appliance, thanks to a new technology for monitoring home electricity use developed by engineers at the University of Southampton.
Towards rapid infection testing - pioneering developer shares Academy award
21 May 2013
A simple 30-minute test for infections could revolutionise the detection and treatment of common diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea and malaria, thanks to a new device developed by a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow's Division of Biomedical Engineering.
Four new Centres of Excellence for Sustainable Building Design launched
21 May 2013
Four UK universities are to set up Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Science, research and innovation funding priorities
20 May 2013
The four UK national academies have jointly submitted a letter to John O'Reilly, Director General for Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) setting out their comments on the key priorities and challenges for the science and research budget in forthcoming spending decisions for the 2015 to 2016 financial year. This supplements the recentjoint statement made by the Academies on the importance of research to the UK economy.
Liquid air energy - a new industry for the UK?
10 May 2013
The Academy hosted a discussion meeting yesterday on the potential of using liquid air as a new and sustainable vector for both energy storage and transport, attended by academics, industrialists and investors in the energy field.
Engineering institutions sign diversity concordat
09 May 2013
A number of Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) and other stakeholders have joined forces to promote diversity among their members and registrants, and they signed a Diversity in Engineering concordat at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 7 May to confirm their aims.
Business-minded researchers receive Enterprise Fellowships
30 April 2013
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded five more of its prestigious Enterprise Fellowships to outstanding innovators at UK universities. These unique Fellowships form part of the Academy's Enterprise Hub, a new resource for entrepreneurial businesses that will see Academy Fellows providing expertise and mentoring for engineering and technology start-ups and SMEs.
Top technology entrepreneurs pledge over 800 days a year to mentor promising businesses
29 April 2013
70 of the UK's top technology entrepreneurs and business professionals have pledged to volunteer at least one day a month to mentor start-ups and growing SMEs through the Royal Academy of Engineering's new Enterprise Hub, which launches on the 29th April.
More Government support for research and innovation needed to drive UK growth and prosperity
22 April 2013
The Presidents of the four UK National Academies have called on Government to guarantee a stable investment framework for research and innovation over the next ten years. It is vital to increase investment in research to ensure that other countries do not overtake the UK in innovation.
How British engineering changed the world - roll up for the Ingenious bus tour
18 April 2013
Engineers are to be given the opportunity to engage the public in innovative new ways - by becoming buskers, radio presenters and bus conductors - thanks to 24 new projects funded through the Royal Academy of Engineering's public engagement grant scheme, Ingenious.