Thought Leadership

The expertise of IET members play a vital role in the institution's engagement with industry and government, advancing engineering for the benefit of society. 

What we do


Gathering knowledge and intelligence from across the process, our volunteer-led panels deliver thought leadership, as part of the IET's charitable remit.


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Providing unbiased information for members, teachers, students and the general public.


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Manchester, United Kingdom

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05 Sep

Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

The Panels

The Panels

Our panels bring together IET members with fellow engineering practitioners from industry, academia and professionals from disciplines beyond engineering.

Meet the team

Contact the team

Find out more about the Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Team and know who to contact regarding any questions related to IET Strategic Engagement and Partnerships.

The Challenges


Grand challenges, advanced technologies and entrepreneurial innovation are among the drivers which inspire the work of our thought leadership panels

Latest News

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Brexit and the Irish Border

On 21 March 2018, as the UK and the European Union reach a critical juncture in the Brexit negotiations, representatives from the engineering, manufacturing, science, and technology communities in Northern Ireland debated the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish border at a workshop and conference in Belfast hosted by the IET’s Engineering Policy Group for Northern Ireland.

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