16 July 2013

New engineering collaboration supported by IChemE

Engineering for growth
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is collaborating with leading technology businesses, engineering bodies, and the government in a campaign to support growth in UK engineering businesses and promote engineering careers.

Engineering for Growth is a partner campaign led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Other partners include: BAE Systems; EADS; Lucite International; Rolls-Royce; McLaren Group; National Grid; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Technology Strategy Board; the Institution of Engineering; and Technology and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Engineering for Growth will demonstrate the economic impact and societal benefits delivered by engineering, which contributes £481bn in added value to the UK economy and employs over 5.4 million people. Engineering for Growth partners will also collaborate to identify and debate some of the biggest challenges facing UK engineering today and in the future.

David Brown, IChemE’s chief executive, said: “The UK has a rich engineering heritage and it remains a vital part of our economy. All the partners involved in Engineering for Growth are united and committed to making sure engineering continues to thrive and to showcase its amazing impact on everyday lives.“

The campaign is supported by a new website - www.engineeringforgrowth.org.uk - which acts as a central hub for partner news and Engineering for Growth activities and events. Focused on collaboration, the site also offers resources for the media and supporters such as images and industry statistics.

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