Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) 

Thanks to the Royal Academy of Engineering (our main funder since 2012) we’ve been awarded an Ingenious Grant to run 6 more zones in 2016 and 2017 covering all areas of engineering. The grant is also to produce marketing materials, to develop the website, and widen participation in the event to schools that receive few in person visits from STEM professionals.

RAEng are the UK’s national academy for engineering, and bring together engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

To date the RAEng have funded: Energy Zone, Health Zone, High Performance ZoneTransport Zone, Water Zone, Cities Zone, Apprentice Zone, Health Zone, Safety Zone, Transport Zone, Environment Zone, Fuel Zone, Robotics Zone, Metre ZoneAerospace Zone, Environment ZoneKilogram ZoneMotor Zone and Apprentice Zone.

In March 2017 they are funding 2 zones: Robotics Zone and Ampere Zone (a general engineering zone).

Funder: WellcomeWellcome trust new

Thanks to continued funding from Wellcome we’re running zones on biomedical engineering for the next five years. Previously, Wellcome funded 8 zones between 2014 and 2016, thanks to a People Award.

Wellcome are dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Wellcome’s public engagement grants are intended to promote interest, excitement and debate around science and society. With this grant we hope to show that engineering is not just about Maths and Physics. Biology and Chemistry play a very large part too.

Wellcome biomedical engineering zones to date: Food Zone, Health Zone, Artificial Body Zone, Hospitals Zone, Food Zone, Surgery ZoneHealth ZoneWater Zone, and Diagnosis Zone.

In March 2017 Wellcome are funding the Artificial Body Zone.

Previous Funders:

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (IET and IMechE) – Production Zone and Energy Zone
Institution of Engineering and Technology  – Communications Zone
Science and Technology Facilities Council – Measurement ZoneDetection Zone, Space Zone, Apprentice Zone, Energy Zone, Kelvin Zone.
UK Space Agency – Space for All ZoneSpace Zone.