The Research Forum showcases the world-class engineering research funded through the Academy’s wide range of programmes.

Awardees from across the portfolio of Academy research schemes will exhibit their work, which will be available to view throughout the day. Following opening remarks and an introduction to the work of the Academy, showcase sessions will take place in themed exhibition spaces. There will be a networking drinks reception at the end of the day. 

This year, the main focus will be on important technologies identified in the government’s industrial strategy, which the engineering profession responded to through the Academy-led report, Engineering an economy that works for all. These include:

  • Smart and clean technology
  • Health, medical, biotechnology and synthetic biology quantum technologies
  • Robotics, artificial intelligence, transformative digital technology and space technology
  • Manufacturing processes and materials of the future.


9.15am Registration opens

Welcome address

Chair, Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde



Speaker TBC

10.15am Overview of the Academy's Research Programmes

Keynote speech

Dr Paul Shearing, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, University College London

Winner of the 2016 RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

10.45am Showcase sessions
12.30pm Lunch

Keynote speech

Professor Matt Angling, DSTL/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair, University of Birmingham

2.00pm Showcase sessions

Awards Ceremony

Presentation of the Colin Campbell Mitchell Award

4.00pm Closing remarks
4.15pm Networking reception
6.00pm Close

The forum is an excellent opportunity for Fellows, industry sponsors and other interested parties to find out more about the Academy’s research programmes and the impact they are making to wider society - as well as to meet and be inspired by the outstanding awardees.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact Christina Guindy.