5 Key on farm engineering challenge streams soon to be announced5 Key on farm engineering challenge streams soon to be announced
The Sector’s programme for Engineering and Global Food Security is gathering pace. Read more about the plan for 2014, likely focus areas for on farm technology and the intended value of the report for the membership and beyond.
Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture
Harper Adams University held a day-long seminar dedicated to current UAS technologies and their potential for Agriculture. View the presentations from the day which examine current options on the market, potential for financial impact and future issues such as Big Data.
£4.5m funding for future electronics manufacturing R&D of feasibility projects
The Technology Strategy Board have announced £4.5m of funding for electronics manufacturing via the competition “Manufacturing electronic systems of the future”. This competition opens on 17 February and closes on 2 April, and is intended for collaborative R & D or feasibility studies.
Agricultural Engineering: a key discipline enabling agriculture to deliver food security
The global food security challenges are highlighted by the UK Government's Foresight Report: The Future of Food and Farming. From robotic systems to real time image and soil analysis, this report illustrates the potential contribution that agricultural and biosystems engineering can provide to advances in productivity and sustainability.
Do you or someone you know suffer from arthritis?
The Design & Production Sector and Arthritis Research UK are looking to form a consortium to develop engineering and design solutions for those affected by musculoskeletal conditions. Do you have time to complete the latest arthritis sufferer survey and help provide the data so vital for us to target the right challenges?
Government is making available nearly £49 million in funding for engineering skills
Following the major analysis of the talent pipeline in engineering by Professor John Perkins the Government has announced a series of investments targeting the skills shortage. The Perkins review recommendations offered “a clear way forward to close the engineering skills gap” according to IET Chief Executive Nigel Fine who welcomed the government’s proposals.
Industry Insight - Food Security, how engineering can help
This sector insight by Professor Tim Benton, spokesperson for the Global Food Security Programmes explains the growing crisis and the areas of need and opportunity for engineers of all disciplines and from all sectors.
The IET and Europe - Horizon 2020
A recent experience at a European conference highlights the opportunity and need for the IET and its members on the continent.
What are the key technology streams for food production?
The Design & Production Sector’s latest Industry insight discusses the food security crisis and the role engineering unquestionably has to play.
Engineering solutions to enhance agri-food production
The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and Scottish Government, is offering up to £13m for businesses to develop engineering solutions across the agri-food supply chain.
Food and Drink Engineering Forum
Together, a number of professional institutions including IET, IChemE, IMechE, IFST and IBD aim to transform their support for engineering in the food and drink industries on a global basis.