Symposium 5: The Circular Economy

London, UK, 30 April - 2 May 2018

The fifth Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 2 May 2018. This will be the first Frontiers of Engineering for Development to take place at the Academy's home, Prince Philip House, in London, UK. Guests will arrive on the evening of Sunday 29 April for an informal networking reception and welcome dinner. 

Symposium Goal

The goal of the two-and-a-half day symposia is to introduce outstanding engineers (5-20 years post-doc, or equivalent experience in industry) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering for development, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disciplinary boundaries and the establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.


Symposium Format

The event will be made up of three multidisciplinary workshop-style sessions that explore the overall theme of The Circular Economy. Participants are obliged to attend every session to maximise the opportunity to make new contacts and build collaborative relationships. 

Each session will be focused on a sub-topic of the overarching theme, with relevant experts chairing the sessions to lead discussions.

To ensure there is a balance of formal and informal networking opportunities, social activities are organised. For example, at the third Frontiers event in Oxford participants went on an afternoon boat trip and attended a dinner at St. Peter's College. 


On the final day of the event, there will be a presentation on how to apply for seed funding. Further information on the application process can be found here

More Information

If you would like to attend this event, please visit the How to get involved page and complete the expression of interest form. This webpage will also be updated as speakers are confirmed. 

Visit the Past Symposia page to find out more about Frontiers of Engineering for Development events.