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
  • Biomedical engineering and quantum technologies
  • Digital technologies and space
  • Manufacturing and advanced materials

Programme

9.15am Registration opens
9.50am

Academy President's welcome

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS

10.05am

Opening speech

Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, BEIS

10.20am

Overview of the Academy's research programmes

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

10.35am Break
10.45am Showcase sessions
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm

Keynote speech

Professor Máire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast

Winner, 2014 Silver Medal

RAEng Research Fellow (2003-2008) 

1.45pm

Keynote speech

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

Winner: 2016 RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineers of the Year award

RAEng Research Fellow (2011-2016)

2.00pm

Keynote speech

Professor Matthew Angling, Dstl/RAEng Research Chair, University of Birmingham

Dr Graham J Routledge, Principal Scientist, Dstl

2.30pm Showcase sessions
3.45pm

Awards Ceremony

Presentation of the Colin Campbell Mitchell Award

4.00pm

Closing remarks

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE

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.