• Ethics & Safety in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

    Ethics & Safety in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

    Over the last few years, new cars have increasingly been gaining automated driving features to support the human driver and it is widely accepted that in the not-too-distant future cars will be fully self-driving. For a vehicle to recognise the various features of its environment so as to safely travel down the road, the vehicle’s software is required to make perceptive decisions - which are easy for a human to make but much less so for a computer. This free to attend webinar on 25 January 2023 at 12.00 - 13.30 GMT intends to give engineers a better appreciation and understanding of the ISO 39003 standard that gives guidance on ethical considerations with regards to road traffic safety of autonomous vehicles. The newly developed standard: ISO/DIS 39003 Road Traffic Safety (RTS) — Guidance…

  • The history of Philip Vassar Hunter and the Hunter Memorial Lecture

    The history of Philip Vassar Hunter and the Hunter Memorial Lecture

    Phillip Vassar Hunter ‘An Electrical Engineer whose design and development work created a generic blueprint for HV cable design’ P V Hunter was the IEE’s President in 1933 and was also made an Honorary Fellow of the IEE in 1951. The IEE recorded a film of him in 1951 and the film script reveals his experiences working in the Navy’s Anti-Submarine Division in WWI. His story, extracted from that script, is as follows: “During the latter part of the 1914-1918 war, I was loaned to the Naval Staff as Chief Engineer of the Experiments and Research Section of the Anti-Submarine Division, engaged on developing new methods and devices for anti-submarine warfare. Captain W W Fisher RN was Head of the Division and Professor W H Bragg was Chief Scientific Officer. We three formed a Committee under…

    Julie
  • Santa’s STEM Workshop – fun activities for families this Christmas

    Santa’s STEM Workshop – fun activities for families this Christmas

    It’s almost that time of year again and to get into the Christmas spirit and spread a little festive cheer, the IET Education team are taking you on a journey deep into the snow. Follow us to Santa’s STEM Workshop to bring a bit of Christmas magic to the whole family with our fun, Christmas-themed STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities. Santa’s STEM workshop is packed full of inspiring ideas for families to do together in the lead up to and over the festive holiday season. Children can join Santa and his helpers to make, create, imagine and discover this Christmas. Our fun craft ideas, recipes, hands-on experiments and resources provide STEM inspired learning through play and will certainly get everyone in the festive spirit. Crafts From glittery slime to making…

  • Tell us about your hobbies this International Men's Day!

    Tell us about your hobbies this International Men's Day!

    International Men’s Day is celebrated on 19 November each year and is an opportunity to highlight inspiring male role models across the globe. It’s also a time to reflect on what we can all do to support men’s mental health in the workplace and beyond. This year, we want to highlight the exciting range of hobbies held by our male members, volunteers and colleagues, which help boost their wellbeing and mood. Whether it’s cooking up a storm, getting your hands green in the garden or painting a masterpiece, we want to hear from you! . We don’t just want to hear from male members, either – if you know a man with a hobby they’re passionate about, we want to hear all about it. Comment below and tell us all about your hobby to get involved! To learn more about International Men’s Day, click…

  • The IET Young Professionals Summit 2022 - Attending the IET's biggest ever gathering of young professional engineers from all over the world

    The IET Young Professionals Summit 2022 - Attending the IET's biggest ever gathering of young professional engineers from all over the world

    “This generation is bright, passionate and skilled to face society-based challenges of the future, and the IET is here to support them” explained Ed Almond CEO & Secretary at the IET, during the opening remarks of the IET Young Professional Summit, evening celebration, held at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Saturday 12th November 2022. It was an opportunity to celebrate success and get energised by some keynote speakers and winners of the #PresentIn10 and the Global YP Hackathon competitions, and as always, an opportunity to network, with the YP Summit conference delegates, award winners and other guests from around London. Sophie Harker, who in 2018, was the winner of the IET’s Young Women Engineer of the Year Award, hosted the event. The #PresentIn10 IET finalists were; …

  • SMPTE UK celebrates... Young Innovators and Emerging Talent

    SMPTE UK celebrates... Young Innovators and Emerging Talent

    Join the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers SMPTE UK as they celebrate the achievements of young innovators and emerging talent and encourage them onwards in their careers. Monday, 5 December 2022 - Sky Central Cinema, Grant Way, Isleworth, London Doors open 18:00. Talk starts at 19:00. Event ends at 21:30. Open to existing professionals and students alike, this event will be a great opportunity to spot who’s new to the sector and to get an understanding of the pathways and experiences of those who are currently entering these disciplines for the first time. You’ll hear from a selection of recent entrants into the industry, who will deliver a series of lightening talks on their areas of knowledge, followed by a fire-side chat - led by Emily Bergun. SMPTE are thrilled…

  • 6th IET Smart Cities Symposium -2022

    6th IET Smart Cities Symposium -2022

    6th IET Smart Cities Symposium -2022 To create awareness about the future prospects of Smart Cities, and as a platform to exchange ideas and thoughts in international prospects. Emphasizing the role of universities in the region in promoting Smart Cities, Consultancies, Projects, Smarter Ideas, Consultancies and Continuity in the form of publications and creating innovative solutions. Towards Digital Twin Cities IET Digital Twins for the Built Environment 6-8 December 2022 Zain - eLearning Center - University of Bahrain, Bahrain indexed by the IET Inspec, IEEE Xplore, Elsevier's Scopus https://www.6th-smartcities-2022.com/

  • Register now for The Apollo Protocol: The Value Hack (Sheffield, UK or Online)

    Register now for The Apollo Protocol: The Value Hack (Sheffield, UK or Online)

    There's still time to join us at The Value Hack at AMRC's Factory2050 in Sheffield on Thursday. It's a must-attend if you want to explore the value of extending digital twin capabilities into the built environment. Not sure what a digital twin is? Might be the time to find out - read more below: REGISTER NOW https://bit.ly/ApolloProtocolValueHackSheffield The way manufacturing and the built environment approach value is different. This first Hack event will identify use cases for data and information management across the sectors, in order to explore how blockages in value transfer can be overcome. Who should attend? We are seeking a diverse audience from across the manufacturing, construction, property and built environment sectors, including but not limited to: Technical or…

  • How can we share more positive stories about green trade and investment?

    How can we share more positive stories about green trade and investment?

    It was an honour to be able to deputise for the IET’s president at UK Department for International Trade (DIT)’s Green Trade and Investment Summit on 1st November. I think it is the first time DIT have tried this specific format, and as can be imagined with recent politics, there were some short-term changes to the speaker line-up in terms of government Ministers! Newcastle is a great venue. The gala dinner was held in a former biscuit factory turned art gallery, and the main event was in the Sage venue with panoramic views across the Tyne. This location also allowed some to do technical visits on the day before the main event. I was struck by the sheer diversity of businesses and people who are trying to make a difference in the green economy. I had a chance to catch up with lots of people…

    Craig Lucas
  • Future of manufacturing Automation workshop -  in review

    Future of manufacturing Automation workshop - in review

    I was delighted to listen into the future of manufacturing automation workshop organized by the IET Manufacturing, Control and Automation and Robotics Technical Networks last week. The Keynotes from Mike Wilson were insightful. While labor shortages, Covid, Brexit & trade tensions have been a challenge to the manufacturing sector these have put a new focus on reshoring and near shoring. The growth in ecommerce and the increased demand for personalization of product have demanded small batch high mix model manufacturing. These factors are leading to an increase in uptake in automation in manufacture. Robotics installations have seen an increase of 31% since 2020 with China being the main growth area. The growth of robotics installations in the consumer electronics industry now makes this the…

  • 7th IET GCC Robotics Challenge  - 2023

    7th IET GCC Robotics Challenge - 2023

    7th IET GCC Robotics Challenge - 2023 The IET GCC Robotics Challenge is an annual robotics challenge that aims to encourage undergraduate students and young professionals across the GCC to build innovative robotics systems. 15 April 2023 Location: Hybrid Challenge - Physical Attendance/Online This event is sponsored by the The Institute of Engineering and Technology - the IET Robotics and Mechatronics PN. The 7th IET-GCC Challenge -2023 theme is to Present (Design and Ideas) Related to Robotics Based Solutions to build Social Interactive Robotics then to present the solutions in Hybrid (online or by Physical Presence). The 7th IET-GCC Robotics Challenge for 2023 is a hybrid event (virtual or presence). We shall announce the 7th IET GCC Robotics Challenge - 2023 location. For details…

  • Call out for Technical Programme Committee Members for the new Energy Storage Conference

    Call out for Technical Programme Committee Members for the new Energy Storage Conference

    Greetings all! We are organizing a new IET Energy Storage Conference and I'm now in the process of putting together the Organizing Committee as well as a Technical Programme Committee. The conference is going to be a single stream conference with both call for paper and invited speaker elements. What are the responsibilities of TPC Members? · To review a handful of submitted papers relevant to your technical background and help us decide whether they are eligible to be presented on the Energy Storage conference. · The role would also require you to help us encourage and promote the paper submissions and the conference within your network and your organization. What are the benefits of joining our TPC? · Access to papers with new developments in your field. · Acknowledgement of participation…

  • Renewables and net zero – are we ready, steady, go...?

    Renewables and net zero – are we ready, steady, go...?

    September brought the Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2022 conference. RPG 2022 came at a time when the need for renewable energy has never been greater, and it was so good for those of us that could be there to be back in Savoy Place rather than following on a screen. As well as bringing together international academics, researchers, engineers, and consultants working in renewable energy, we had the opportunity to hear first-hand from those charged with government responsibilities around achieving net zero. My session at RPG sought to help answer the question raised in a report published earlier this year, ‘ UK renewables – limitless energy or a precious resource? '. This report and the presentation included quite a lot of background information on the scale of available renewable resources…

  • ‘The Return’ of the Annual Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture

    ‘The Return’ of the Annual Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture

    Rob Bell - Engineering: My Unexpected Love Affair With insights from his television career, Rob Bell will talk about how the wonderful world of engineering has recaptured his heart. IMechE Lecture by Rob Bell - Engineering: My Unexpected Love Affair Tickets, Tue 13 Dec 2022 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

    Anna Gilbert
  • Latest Tribology November 2022 webinars from Surface Ventures

    Latest Tribology November 2022 webinars from Surface Ventures

    The organisers at Surface Ventures would like to share details of their free to attend, forthcoming November webinar programme: Workshop on 17th November at 2pm GMT. Coatings – Functional performance lab scale testing (with ETS demo). In partnership with Optimol Instruments. Registration link . Webinar on 24th November at 9am GMT. Green tribology for a sustainable future. In partnership with Oerlikon Balzers. Speaker: Prof Mitjan Kalin Registration link.

  • New Challenges in Tribology Webinar

    New Challenges in Tribology Webinar

    8 December 2022, 11.00hrs GMT. Since its inception in 2016 “New Challenges in Tribology” has become one of the UK tribology community’s prestige events. This year the content is being delivered as an online webinar and will address the current Tribology Challenges being faced today and into the future. This year we are delighted to be able to host presentations by the following tribologists on their areas of research: Tribology and NVH challenges in transition towards electrified transportation Dr Mahdi Mohammad-Pour, Senior Lecturer in Dynamics, Wolfson school/ Loughborough University Relevance of Tribology to Advanced Machining/Manufacturing Professor Kai Cheng, Chair in Manufacturing Systems, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Brunel University London Impact Wear…

  • Cross Sector Digital Twins: Apollo Forum: The Value Hack – how to join us

    Cross Sector Digital Twins: Apollo Forum: The Value Hack – how to join us

    Following the successful launch of the Apollo Protocol white paper last week and the announcement of an Innovate UK funded launch of the Apollo Forum, we are delighted to announce that registration for The Value Hack is now open. Please read more below about the event and why you should attend. You can watch the live launch and announcement here . A Single Value Chain Asset owners, manufacturers and others interested in overcoming barriers to cross-sector collaboration in digital twins and information management are invited to participate in a series of ‘Hacks’ across the country, starting on 17th November at AMRC’s Factory 2050 in Sheffield. Each of the Hacks will follow one of the four themes; the first one, The Value Hack will focus on aligning the value chain. The way manufacturing…

  • What’s your experience of using Agile in a safety-related environment?

    What’s your experience of using Agile in a safety-related environment?

    Agile as a methodology holds a great deal of promise; iterative development and the delivery of software to customers and stakeholders enables fast feedback and improvement which ultimately results in a better product. But there’s often hesitancy in safety-related domains to pick up new methodologies. This is particularly where these methodologies aren’t necessarily endorsed by safety standards or regulatory organisations. Nonetheless, as software engineers, project managers and other communities of practitioners become used to working with Agile, it’s clear that the safety domain will also need to adapt its ways of working. The IET’s Engineering Safety Policy Panel has produced a short flyer highlighting some of the key concepts and questions around Agile ( www.theiet.org/Agile ). The…

  • IBC Review 2022 - What’s Next for the Future of Content?

    IBC Review 2022 - What’s Next for the Future of Content?

    Award-winning Nadine Dereza chaired this year's IBC 2022 review session at the IET Savoy Place, organised and co-hosted by the IET Central London Network and Royal Television Society. The panel consisted of; • Mehboob Siddiqui, Client Partner NTT Data UK • Russell Trafford-Jones, Chair IET Media Technical Network • Muki Kulhan, IBC Accelerator Innovation Co-lead • Neal Romanek, Editor of online video innovation magazine FEED • Jonathan Chappell-Seetayah (IP Broadcast Project Engineer, Timeline TV, and RTS Young Technologist of the Year 2022) Mehboob started the session by explaining that the pandemic exposed inefficiencies within media production across the whole delivery spectrum such as to facilitate ‘remote production’ there was a need to lean on 5G, however in a time where industry…

  • Start #EngineeringYourWay today with Foothold’s Engineering Neurodiverse Futures support programme

    Start #EngineeringYourWay today with Foothold’s Engineering Neurodiverse Futures support programme

    Did you know that 1 in 7 people worldwide are considered to be neurodiverse, and that there are 820,000 neurodiverse engineers working in the UK alone? Like all members of our engineering community, you’ll want to ensure you have everything you need to be successful, in both your personal and professional life. But if you have been diagnosed as neurodivergent, or believe you may have a neurodiverse condition, you might feel you’re being held back from reaching your full potential. Or if you know or work with someone who is neurodivergent, perhaps you feel there’s more you can do to enhance your relationship, so that you can get along better at work or at home? Whether you’re neurodivergent or neurotypical, at Foothold we want to build a world where every member of our community has…

  • The IET Artificial Intelligence Technical Network goes live!

    The IET Artificial Intelligence Technical Network goes live!

    Dr Elise Tapping (Inaugural AITN Chair) is excited to announce the IET AITN, has ‘gone live’ with a much awaited for series of webinars coming up in the following months. You can see details of our first webinar taking place on Thursday, 26th January , Demystifying AI on our technical webinar hub The Network's purpose is to grow a worldwide technical network to support the growth of AI, by promoting and challenging conventional approaches in businesses and society. It will encourage the AITN community to focus on the integration of AI technology with ourselves and the world we live in by understanding and expanding its limitations, evolving technologies into standalone decision-making entities and how exploring this impacts ethics. The AITN seeks to achieve three primary objectives, closely…

  • Radio TechCon available to all with announcement of bursary schemes + new sessions revealed

    Radio TechCon available to all with announcement of bursary schemes + new sessions revealed

    Engineering is for everyone – that’s the message from the organisers of Radio TechCon – the UK radio and audio industry’s technical and engineering event. The one-day conference takes place on Monday, 28th November 2022 at IET Savoy Place, London. Full price tickets cost £175 + VAT and now there are two bursary schemes to assist delegates with the costs of attending. The organisation bursary sees free tickets being given to the Community Media Association, Student Radio Association and Sound Women Network, for these organisations to distribute to their members. The individual bursary is a free ticket scheme open to anyone who is facing a barrier to attending Radio TechCon. This could be because of financial constraints, or due to being from a group underrepresented in broadcast engineering…

  • 19th Reinventing Space conference and exhibition

    19th Reinventing Space conference and exhibition

    Colleagues at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) would like to share information on their forthcoming conference. Reinventing Space will take place 28-29 November 2022 at Aerospace Bristol Museum and Conference Centre - which features the last Concorde to fly - and with the evening Gala Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke Awards taking place on 29 November. This year the Gala Dinner and Awards will take place beneath the wings of Concorde at the Aerospace Museum, Bristol Strategic Foundations for New Space Reinventing Space is a conference and exhibition dedicated to advancing humanity’s future capabilities in space and highlights the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now. Each year, the conference brings together a network of innovators from industry, agency, government…

    Deborah-Claire McKenzie in Space
  • IET YP Summit - 12 November 2022 - London

    IET YP Summit - 12 November 2022 - London

    The IET Young Professionals Summit 2022 12 November 2022 | 6:30 – 11pm | De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms London Would you like to attend the biggest ever gathering of young professional engineers and technicians globally? Join us as we celebrate success at the IET Young Professionals Summit 2022! Spend the evening connecting with a diverse group of like-minded peers, including conference delegates and the finalists of our exciting #Presentin10 virtual competition and the IET Hackathon Challenge. Attendees will even have the opportunity to cast their vote and help decide the #Presentin10 winner in our grand final. You'll also be joined by some inspiring keynote speakers, including IET Honorary Fellow, Ruth Amos. There are only 70 spaces up for grabs, so be sure to register your…

    Lydia Vaton