#SR21 - Engineering profession sets out six clear areas for investment ahead of government #spendingreview
Exactly one month before the government is due to deliver the #Budget, including its spending review for the next three years, 42 engineering organisations representing more than 450,000 UK engineers have outlined six urgent actions vital to ensuring we have the right skills and investments in place to both grow and decarbonise the economy.
FE champion and former engineer Steph McGovern (@StephLunch) elected Honary Fellow @RAEngNews
The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected 69 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship. The group consists of 60 Fellows, four International Fellows and five Honorary Fellows, with each individual having made exceptional contributions to their sectors in their own way, as innovation leaders, inspiring role models, or through remarkable achievements in business or academia.
Chief Executive, The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd
Dr Clive Hickman will receive the Sir Frank Whittle Medal in recognition of his outstanding career in the automobile industry and for leading the set-up and growth of two engineering research centres, the Tata Motors European Technical Centre and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). As Head of Engineering at Tata Motors (India), Dr Hickman led the creation of the world’s cheapest mass-produced car, the Tata Nano. The Nano set a new standard for low-cost personal transport, creating a step change in the safety of travel for families in India who would otherwise risk their lives traveling on motorcycles. As Managing Director of Ricardo UK Ltd, he led several significant projects, including the development of the X Type Jaguar diesel—the first Jaguar diesel powered car—the BMW Mini, the dual clutch transmission for the Bugatti Veyron and the powertrain for a unique Bentley for the Queen in 2002. Since he became CEO of MTC in 2010 the company has exceeded the original business goals by a factor of ten and developed innovative manufacturing processes and technologies across all sectors in an agile, low-risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Dr Hickman continues to involve himself in the design and realisation of new engineering solutions including modern methods of construction as well as all major capital and research programmes at the MTC.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has commented on two strategies published today by the government--the Innovation Strategy and R&D People and Culture Strategy—that, together, aim to help to make the UK a world-leader in science, research and innovation that attracts, retains and nurtures the diverse talent from all backgrounds needed to sustain and build on our excellent research base.
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