The search is on for the UK’s most inspiring examples of STEM engagement with schools.

As part of its annual Collaborate To Innovate awards initiative The Engineer magazine is on the look out for the UK’s most inspiring and effective examples of engineering engagement with schools.

The Engineer’s special Young Innovator prize, which is sponsored by leading UK engineering firm Renishaw Plc and supported by Engineering UK will go to an organisation that is able to demonstrate excellence in educational outreach.

Entries are invited from industry partners, STEM organisations or schools, and may refer to either a specific stand-alone project or a longer-term collaborative relationship aimed at inspiring students about the world of engineering.


Commenting on the launch of the award The Engineer’s editor Jon Excell said: “Inspiring the next generation of engineers remains one of industry’s most pressing concerns, and engagement with school-age students is widely viewed as one of the most important and effective ways of achieving this. This prize will spotlight some of the UK’s most successful examples of this engagement in action.”

The Young Innovator trophy is part of The Engineer’s Collaborate To Innovate Awards competition, which aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most innovative collaborative engineering projects.

The competition will also be awarding prizes to innovative and collaborative projects across areas including transport, health, energy efficiency and sustainability, information and connectivity, safety, security and the built environment.

A team of expert judges will select winners in each category. These will be announced at an exclusive VIP reception in London on 5th September 2017.

The deadline for entries is 26th May, 2017

C2I 2017 is supported by organisations including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Engineering UK, Frazer Nash Consultancy, Yamazaki Mazak UK, BAE Systems and Renishaw.

C2I is open for entries now. For more information on entering visit:

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