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Engineering the future of Scotland

A briefing from IET Engineering Policy Group Scotland.

The Engineering Policy Scotland Group has produced this briefing which calls on Scottish Parliamentarians to recognise the role of engineering in: providing jobs; creating opportunities and; shaping the future of Scotland.

Engineering, whether in manufacturing industry, information technology, construction or energy, underpins vital sectors of the Scottish economy and provides the platform for innovation in which the Scottish economy can grow and create jobs to compete with the rest of the world.

This report contains recommendations on investment in key areas such as education; research and innovation; as well as energy and communications infrastructure.

The importance of harnessing the energy of the professional bodies in meeting challenges in new areas such as cyber security is also emphasised.