2021 Sponsors

Headline Partner

Babcock

Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

We focus on three highly regulated markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – delivering vital services and managing complex assets in the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner who understands the key roles that our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets play in ensuring our customers can deliver. We share risk with them in delivering innovation, and we share the benefits.

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Category Sponsors

High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the catalyst for growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing. Our centres offer access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative opportunities. We help manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors turn ideas into commercial applications by addressing the gap between technology concept and commercialisation.

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Supporting Organisations

Engineering Council

As the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession, the Engineering Council sets and maintains internationally recognised standards of professional competence and commitment. 

These are detailed in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and the Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech) Standard. 

We also hold the national register of over 230,000 engineers and technicians who have been assessed against these standards and awarded one of our professional titles:

Engineering Technician (EngTech)
Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech)

The award and retention of these titles ensures that employers, government and wider society – both in the UK and overseas – can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of engineers and technicians on the register.

In addition there are over 10,000 engineers and technicians on the national register classified as Interim Registrants, having registered their intention to work towards one of the professional titles above.

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EngineeringUK

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers - We aim to inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers via programmes designed to excite young people about the variety and opportunity presented by a career in modern engineering and give them the chance to meet people already working as engineers.

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EPSRC

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation.

Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation.

EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

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Media Partner

The Engineer

Way back in 1856 the founders of The Engineer laid out a vision to document and report on the astonishing innovations and breakthroughs of the industrial revolution.

More than 160 years later – although the technological landscape would be unrecognisable to our Victorian predecessors - the publication remains true to this vision.

Via its website and monthly print magazine - and through a combination of news, in-depth reports and hard-hitting opinion – the publication gives engineers across all sectors early warning on the disruptive technologies, trends and products that will impact their roles; keeps them informed of developments in other areas of engineering and champions all that is great about UK engineering and manufacturing.

Today, at a time of accelerating technological change, when the role of the engineer is broader than ever before and cross sector collaboration is the key to maintaining a competitive edge, The Engineer has never been more relevant.

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