We look, in particular, to support young people at formative stages of their careers.
Our valued partners and activities have, amongst others, included Science Made Simple, Engineering Explained, Women’s Engineering Society, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and Imagineering.
The Foundation currently supports the following portfolio of activities.
The ERA Foundation seeks to raise the profile of engineering and manufacturing industry through supporting lectures, seminars and conferences and by sponsoring awards.
We provide sponsorship for the National Manufacturing Debate and offer regular support for events run by the Foundation for Science and Technology and the IET’s Harvey Prize. We have also supported the R&D Society, Smart Club, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Physics, Royal Academy of Engineering amongst others.
We also commission work to consider how we, as an engineering community, can better communicate engineering and its role. For example, with our partners in Luther Pendragon, we produced a review entitled “Changing perceptions: opening people’s eyes to engineering” which continues to shape our work and those of our partners.
Through the Clark Prize, we recognise the important role those involved in education play in inspiring young people. The prize seeks to reward an exceptional teacher, technician or educational advisor who has gone the extra mile in motivating young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.