Design and Production

Are we manufacturing sustainably?

The global population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion by 2050, with continued ecological burdens on our planet. Resources such as soil, water and commodity materials are already under stress.

The manufacturing industry needs to deliver once-and-for-all-time change to dramatically reduce their impact on the environment. Engineers must work collaboratively with other disciplines to produce the solutions we need.

IET EngShorts - Is design everything?

How important is design in helping society, governments and business engineer a better world?

To answer the unmet needs of society, creativity, innovation and invention play a vital role in finding solutions. Businesses which adopt design as a strategy are more successful. However, not enough businesses are applying design thinking and many more are needed.

IET EngShorts - Are we going to run out of food?

By 2050, there could be 2 billion more mouths to feed on the planet, posing the question, are we going to run out of food?

Take a look at the technology that is already being used to help tackle this issue.

IET EngShorts - Do we use too much plastic?

We've all heard about the damaging effects of plastic on the planet, but what is actually being done to tackle the problem?

Engineers are playing a vital role in helping to save our planet, but it needs to be a team effort…

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