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Apprentices

Think tank warns Apprenticeship Levy benefits may be overestimated

Added: 27 Mar 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April will have less impact in regions of high unemployme…

Robot

Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners

Added: 24 Mar 2017

Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme s…

Houses of Parliament

Chemical engineers grill Commons committee in Westminster

Added: 20 Mar 2017

Last week chemical engineers took to Westminster to grill the House of Commons Science & Technology…

concrete

EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…

NEPIC launches search for successor to chief executive Stan Higgins

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The search is on for candidates for one of the top jobs in the UK chemicals and pharmaceuticals ind…

Bioo Scientific has launched state-of the-art, full service analytical food testing

Cawood Scientific purchased by private equity firm Inflexion

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The UK’s largest independent provider of analytical testing for land-based industries, Cawood Scien…

gas

Cambridge scientists produce clean hydrogen from biomass

Added: 13 Mar 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge claim to have developed a method that uses nanoparticles …

Researcher

Innovation grant will boost development of oral Zika vaccine

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Thermo-stabilisation company Stabilitech has been awarded an innovation award to help it develop th…

Research

Trust invites summer bursary applications

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Non-animal research charity the Dr Hadwen Trust has announced the launch of its 2017 summer study o…

AkzoNobel scoops work placement employer award

Added: 6 Mar 2017

Specialty chemicals and paints producer AkzoNobel has won the Industrial Cadets Employer of the Yea…

EPSRC invests £4.6m in nuclear robot development

Added: 28 Feb 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.6 million in the dev…

Sound wave materials

‘Invisibility cloak’ material bends and shapes sound

Added: 27 Feb 2017

Scientists at the universities of Bristol and Sussex have created a metamaterial that bends, shapes…

Graduates

Engineering graduate shortfall hits 20,000 per year

Added: 20 Feb 2017

A report by EngineeringUK suggests the demand for graduates far outstrips supply, meaning there is …

Clean machines

Mechanical engineering leads record UK manufacturing demand

Added: 20 Feb 2017

Demand for UK-manufactured goods reached a two-year high in the last quarter to February 2017, says…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

IET to challenge girls’ perception of engineering with social campaign

Added: 15 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has brought in consumer PR agency Tin Man to de…

Vert Rotors claims a first with Scottish enterprise support

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors is claiming a UK first with the installation of the 5-Axis machine, the…

Bath celebrates Perera FDM award

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Bath university’s reputation as a leader in chemical engineering higher education has been boosted …

Cyber security

Quantitative methods could protect plants from hacks, say researchers

Added: 12 Feb 2017

Using quantitative methods to prioritise cyber security will help protect power stations from hacks…

Tiny sensor MIT

MIT researchers develop tiny sensor sustained by stomach acid

Added: 8 Feb 2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a tiny sensor that ca…

Four engineers scoop £1m Queen’s prize for work on digital imaging sensors

Added: 5 Feb 2017

Four engineers have been awarded the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) for their…