The UK engineering profession has commissioned a survey to gather opinion and ideas from engineers about what a successful Industrial Strategy should look like, following the publication last month of the government’s green paper Building our Industrial Strategy

The 38 national engineering institutions representing the engineering profession have joined forces, under the leadership of the Royal Academy of Engineering, to respond collectively to the consultation.

In the green paper, government set out its vision for a modern industrial strategy and identified 10 pillars that it believes are key to enabling stronger productivity and driving growth: science, research and innovation; skills; infrastructure; business growth and investment; procurement; trade and investment; affordable energy; sectoral policies; driving growth across the whole country; and creating the right institutions to bring together sectors and places.

The survey is available until midday on Monday, 13 March 2017.

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Notes for editors

The engineering profession’s response to the industrial strategy is being published by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the Engineering the future (EtF) policy group.

Engineering the Future is an alliance of professional engineering institutions and national organisations that between them represent 450,000 professional engineers. Through EtF, the engineering profession speaks with one voice on engineering issues of national and international importance. It provides independent – and expert – engineering advice to government. It promotes understanding of the critical contribution that engineering makes to national policy and to addressing the grand challenges.

EtF membership comprises the UKs 35 engineering institutions plus EngineeringUK, the Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The full list of members is as follows:

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