The National Engineering Policy Centre has been launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering aimed at driving engineering’s dialogue with government.
Good decisions on grand-scale, transformative projects such as these cannot be made in isolation by government. The engineering community has a desire to help the UK thrive, and by sharing their expertise they can support policy makers to make informed decisions about the future.
This is a big step forward for the engineering profession. The National Engineering Policy Centre will allow partners to work together on issues that affect, or should be informed by, the whole profession, while respecting the distinct capability of each institution. It will provide excellent evidence-based policy guidance, informed by unparalleled industry, academia and practitioner insights and expertise. It will also build relationships between policy makers and engineers, growing mutual awareness and enabling policy advice to respond to the needs of both.