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Our impact in Scotland

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

  • provides via the IET considered answers and steering information to Scottish Executive consultations and other branches of Government
  • undertakes pre-emptive identification of issues applicable to Scotland's industry, educational system, social infrastructure and its engineering professionals
  • enables the IET to provide independent professional advice to Scotland's government

The policy panel's scope includes:

  • economic and political influences on Scotland
  • environmental impact of technology relevant to Scotland
  • national and international legislation change
  • emerging technologies likely to impinge on the Scottish economy
  • safety and security issues
  • engineering skills, skills attrition, education and recruitment within Scotland.

The Engineering Policy Group Scotland works closely with IET Scotland, which heads a network of regional groups across the country. IET Scotland organises several events, including the IET Scotland annual dinner.

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