Our impact in Northern Ireland

The Engineering Policy Group comprises senior members from Northern Ireland industry, academia and professional organizations engaged with Northern Ireland issues. In fulfilling its role EPGNI:

  • provides via the IET considered answers and steering information to government consultations and other reports on Northern Ireland issues relevant to the profession
  • undertakes pre-emptive identification of issues applicable to Northern Ireland its industry, educational system, social infrastructure and its engineering professionals
  • provides a definitive IET Policy strategy and position

The policy panel's scope includes:

  • economic and political influences on Northern Ireland
  • environmental impact of technology relevant to Northern Ireland
  • national and international legislation change
  • emerging technologies likely to affect the Northern Ireland economy
  • engineering skills, skills attrition, education and recruitment within Northern Ireland

The Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland works closely with IET Northern Ireland. There is also an IET Ireland group

Can technology help solve the Irish border issue?

In a digitalised and electronic world, with globalised supply chains, borders are so much more than just physical barriers. Technology could play an important role in facilitating the movement of goods…could it help solve the Irish border issue? 

Recovering from Covid-19: How can job creation and upskilling the economy help?

The impacts of Covid-19 are having lasting effects on our workforce with many employees out of work or threatened with redundancy. It is vital that we align skills to current and future industry demands. How can we ensure that the job market is providing appropriate skills for employees to meet the demands of the workforce?