Who We Are.

The ERA Foundation is a non-profit organisation. We support electech manufacturing across the UK by supporting engineering, innovation and skills development programmes.

What We Do.


Influencing & Informing Policy

We strive to promote a supportive UK policy environment for the electech manufacturing sector


Contributing to economic vitality

We work to bridge the gap between engineering research and its commercialisation


Promoting the achievements of manufacturing

We work to ensure that economic and regulatory conditions allow the sector to thrive


Engineering skills development

We support and engage with the next generation of UK engineers


Entrepreneurship and industrial excellence

We invest in enterprising organisations and individuals

Our Objectives.

Our aim is to ensure the important role that the electech manufacturing sector plays in the UK economy is recognised; to support the next generation of UK engineers, and to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation and technical excellence in individuals and organisations

Working through Partners.

Much of the Foundation’s activity is conducted in close collaboration with our partners.

We work with organisations which share our principles, and ensure all of our partners have a significant stake in what we do and how we do it.

Our work with partners can involve generating new policy ideas; developing, funding or delivering skills programmes; supporting engineering engagement activity; or coordinating the sharing of skills and knowledge between partners. 

Partnerships are at the heart of the Foundation works to achieve its’ aims. Our partners range from prestigious national institutions, STEM skills delivery organisations and large corporate institutions to local community groups.

We also work with government departments, policy think-tanks, and the financial sector.

The relationships we have built with our partners have allowed us to develop a wide range of successful initiatives and to achieve a much greater impact from the outcomes of our work in the sector.

If you, your organisation, investment or programme could benefit from working with us, please get in touch.

The Next Generation

Born to Engineers mission is to drive community-engaged learning, promote engineering and support the UKs next generation of engineers.

The ‘Born to Engineer’ campaign covers all outreach work by the ERA Foundation.

The campaign is designed to promote engineering and support the UK’s next generation of engineers.

The ERA Foundation uses ‘Born to Engineer’ to support a wide range of Engineering and STEM scholarships raising the profile of the engineering and manufacturing sector through lectures, seminars, awards and conferences, as well funding the ‘Born to Engineer’ website and series of short films.

While the ERA Foundation’s Clark Prize recognises the important role those involved in education play in inspiring young people. The prize seeks to reward exceptional teachers, technicians or educational advisors who have gone the extra mile in motivating young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.