Following the successful 2013 Global Grand Challenges London Summit, organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC set out to identify Engineering Grand Challenges.
Seven areas have been identified as potential Engineering Grand Challenges:
- Risk and Resilience in a Connected World
- Controlling Cell Behaviour
- Engineering from Atoms to Applications
- Bespoke Engineering
- Big Data for Engineering Futures
- Suprastructures – integrating resource infrastructures under constraint
- Engineers at the Heart of Public Decision Making.
Three workshops will be run in the Autumn to:
- Engage the research and user community to identify clear targets or milestones for each of the selected Grand Challenges areas
- Start the process of building collaborations and/or consortia as appropriate
- Build advocacy for the Engineering Grand Challenges, particularly as EPSRC, working with its partners in academia, industry and government, is looking to build the case for Engineering and Physical Sciences ahead of the next spending review
EPSRC would like to invite a diverse cross-section of the research community to attend workshops planned for November 2014. If you’d like to be considered to attend one of the workshops please fill in the survey and return it to EPSRC by 15th September 2014.
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