Funding awarded to Research Fellows over 20 years
Teachers trained through Connecting STEM Teachers
Views of our This is Engineering campaign films
Engineers represented by the National Engineering Policy Centre
Policy and engagement
The National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) draws on the expertise of more than 450,000 engineers to ensure policy issues are informed by critical engineering expertise. Recent areas of impact have included shaping the government's response to infection control and providing a framework for making net zero policy decisions.
Talent and diversity
Our new Diversity Impact Programme awarded its first grants of up to £100k each to 11 projects in university engineering departments in March 2022. The projects will transform the outcomes and experiences of students from underrepresented groups, including those who are neurodiverse, disabled or from low socioeconomic background.
The Northern Ireland Enterprise Hub has celebrated a successful first year, during which it supported four new NI-based entrepreneurs to set up and grow operations. The date was marked with a visit from Academy President Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NI Department for the Economy to deliver an engineering talent programme.
Our Sustainable Development programmes help tackle the global challenges of our time by advancing engineering’s contribution to a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. In 2021
Building a sustainable society
In 2021, all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were impacted around the world through sustainable development activities. Our programmes awarded £1.45m of grant funding to changemakers delivering transformative solutions with £11.4m raised in third party follow-on funding.
How we are creating a sustainable society
We hosted the UK leg of a special 24-hour live broadcast for UNESCO’s World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, attracting more than 30,000 views. Our broadcast highlighted our work to support innovation and build capacity in Africa, and streamed live from a joint event with One Young World about how young leaders can work together to tackle the world's greatest challenges.
More than 30 of the researchers we’ve funded over the past year are working on solutions in areas relevant to sustainability, including renewable energy, clean drinking water, energy-saving electronic devices, environmental engineering, solar integration, ocean pollution and resilient infrastructure.
Engineering Zero, an Academy-wide campaign to advance and promote the crucial contribution engineers can make to move us closer to achieving a thriving, low-carbon economy and reaching net zero future, launched during COP26 with a raft of activities aimed at policymakers, government, educators, the profession, and the public.
How we are creating an inclusive economy
The Hamilton Commission published its report to improve representation of Black people in UK motorsport, with recommendations to achieve industry-wide change and encourage more young Black students to pursue subjects that lead to careers in engineering.
In partnership with Amazon, we launched a new bursary for women engineering students from low-income households to support their study of computer science or an engineering-related degree at a UK university.
Our most diverse group of Fellows in the Academy’s history was elected under the Fellowship Fit for the Future initiative to drive more nominations of outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups.