The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub has identified eight of the most promising new technologies developed at UK universities with the potential to make a major social and economic impact. The Enterprise Hub will support the researchers behind these technologies to spin-out their ideas into successful businesses.
Three early-career engineers, including an Enterprise Fellow alumnus, who are making a big difference in three very different areas of technology are to receive the Royal Academy’s prestigious Silver Medal at the Academy Awards Dinner at the Tower of London on Thursday 23 June 2016.
A nationwide search has been launched to find the next generation of engineering stars in the UK. The ‘Future of Engineering’ competition is being run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Entrepreneur First, and aims to discover and promote the best of the UK’s up and coming leaders in engineering.
Dr Daniel Plant, a Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub, has received £900,0000 from the Government’s Small Business Research Initiative-which funds innovative solutions to major public-sector challenges.
The 23-year-old inventor of an inflatable incubator to prevent premature baby deaths in the developing world has been selected by the Royal Academy of Engineering as the UK’s most promising young entrepreneur in the engineering and technology sector.