Since 2019, the National Engineering Policy Centre has helped shape critical policy decisions that have made a difference to people’s lives and the economy.
The four key strategic aims of the NEPC are,
- Create an inclusive partnership
- Promote engineering
- Deploy engineering insights
- Extend our reach beyond engineering
Find out more below about how we are working to those aims:
Safety and ethics of autonomous systems
This project seeks to understand the risks and benefits associated with autonomous systems across sectors and how they should be designed, developed, and deployed to ensure benefits are widely distributed and no one is disadvantaged.
Infection resilient environments
In March 2020, the Academy and its partners in the National Engineering Policy Centre were commissioned by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci to identify the interventions needed in the UK’s built environment and transport systems to reduce infection transmission.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Professor Chris Whitty asked the NEPC to input to the 2022 CMO Annual Report on air pollution. We organised two virtual roundtables in December 2021 to provide an overview of the roles of engineering in reducing the harmful health effects of air pollution.
The Academy is working to ensure that engineering is at the heart of policy-making, providing authoritative, impartial advice and expertise. We bring together leading engineers from across all disciplines to work together on issues of national and global importance.