Contents

Ingenia - Issue 68, September 2016

Editorial

Standards enable market access

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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Letters

Assuring safety and security in RAS, The future of energy storage

Martyn Thomas CBE FREng and Dr Jill Cainey

Professor David Lane CBE FREng rightly emphasises the need to build public trust in these systems (‘Robotics and autonomous systems – affecting everything that moves’, Ingenia 67).

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Opinion

Broadband needs its champions

Dr David Cleevely CBE FREng

Dr David Cleevely CBE FREng, founder of several telecoms businesses, maintains that any strategy to deliver universal broadband has to jump from a high cost/low demand model to low cost/high demand.

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Profile

Energy with connections

Steve Holliday FREng

When Steve Holliday FREng moved from the oil industry into energy distribution, the sector was seen as staid.

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Articles

Against the tide

Geoff Watts and Daniel Sharp

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s new Shannon-class lifeboat has been designed and manufactured to be faster, safer and more manouverable than existing vessels

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Broadband in the backwaters: rural Britain's fight for faster internet

Sarah Griffiths

Communities living in some parts of rural Britain are engineering their own solutions to combat the problem of inadequate broadband connections

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In deep water: the UK's first subsea-to-shore gas plant

Nicholas Newman and David Hainsworth

The development and building of the Shetland Gas Plant was the UK’s largest construction project since the London 2012 Olympics

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Intelligent prosthetics

Richard Gray and Professor Saeed Zahedi OBE FREng

Blatchford has been awarded the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for its prosthetic limb with smart robotics

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Silver Medallists

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INNOVATION WATCH - Delivering clean cold and power

Dearman

Global technology company Dearman has developed a family of engines that uses liquid air to deliver zeroemission power and cooling.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Toughened glass

Tempering the glass to compress the outer surface and expand the inner layers balances the tension in the glass to make it tougher.

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Editorial Board

The members of the Ingenia editorial board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Professor William Webb FREng
Director of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin


Sponsors

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia:

- ARUP

ARUP Sponsor pictureARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to our clients around the world. Sustainability underpins our work and the firm is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Established 60 years ago, ARUP has nearly 9,000 employees, based in 86 offices in 37 countries, working on up to 10,000 projects at any one time. ARUP is a wholly-independent firm owned in trust on behalf of our staff. With no external shareholders, this independence enables us to shape our own direction with no outside pressure or influence.
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- BAE Systems

BAE Systems Sponsor pictureBAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 84,600 employees worldwide and operations in the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2013 BAE Systems reported sales of £18.2 billion.
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- Lloyd's Register

Lloyd's Register Sponsor pictureLives and livelihoods depend on quality systems you will probably never see, ships, roads and railtracks on which you may never travel and distant production plants about which you have never heard.

The Lloyd’s Register Group is an organisation that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. We check that assets and systems work so that people and communities around the world can get on with everyday life. We are driven by a strong sense that what we are doing matters.

To make this happen, we set, uphold and apply high technical standards of design, manufacture, construction, maintenance, operation and performance across many industries to the benefit of many businesses.

Lloyd’s Register stands apart: independent, objective, experienced and uncompromising in our commitment to helping our clients.
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- Rolls-Royce plc

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Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014 and the firm and announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
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