In its role as a capability theme, the Engineering team seeks to:

  • Stimulate creativity and strengthen cross-disciplinary connections both across engineering and within the basic sciences.
  • Build core engineering capabilities through a focus on both current and future leaders. To do this we will target support at different career stages and in areas where a specific capability requirement exists.
  • Grow or maintain strengths in those research areas where the UK leads internationally or has the potential to lead, and reduce investment in areas of low strategic importance to the UK.

The actions for shaping the future Engineering landscape are informed by strategic advice received from a variety of sources, including the Engineering Strategic Advisory Team, Early Career Forum, recent subject area reviews and workshops, national priorities, and the profile of existing EPSRC investments. Over the course of the Delivery Plan we will shape our investments with reference to this landscape, reflecting both excellence and national need.