Founding date: 1997
Number of members: 127
Number foreign members: 6 resident in UK, 2 resident in the US
Management and Staff: 2 (part‐time)
Annual Budget: 125.000 €
Financing and sources:
Industry • 32%
Sponsored Projects • 50%
Members • 13%
Other • 5%
The Irish Academy of Engineering is an all-island body and was established to advance the science and practice of engineering in Ireland and to support the expansion and enhancement of engineering education as an essential element in national development and the enhancement of living standards.
Its role is to:
– Enhance social and economic development and guide and influence public policy
– Contribute further to engineering education and innovation
– Honour achievement and preserve Ireland’s engineering heritage
– Improve our contribution by strengthening the Academy
Council, Executive Committee, Development Committee, Membership Committee and 6 Standing Committees as follows:
– Energy: Principally concerned with Energy Policy over the coming decades
– Climate Change & Water Resources: Responsible for researching and reporting long term challenge of climate change
– Spatial Planning and Infrastrucutre: Mainly concerned with infrastructure for an island population increasing to 8 million people over the next 4 – 5 decades
– Engineering Research & Economic Development: The focus is on Engineering Research and its potential for a developing economy
– I.C.T.: To observe and promote best practice and new developments in ICT
– Heritage: The objective is to further the preservation of Ireland’s Engineering heritage
– In May, IAE hosted a Conference on Economic and Infrastructure Development, supporting the National Planning Framework. The following Reports were launched:
“Spatial Planning on the island of Ireland”: Sets out the key concepts and highlights the main challenges to be addressed.
“Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor”: Recommendation of the development of an economic corridor connecting the island’s two main cities.
“The Atlantic City Regions”: How to achieve a more balanced regional development and investment by completing an increasingly connected city regions?
“Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in 2035”
“National Broadband Plan Ireland – Policy Advisory”: Developing a national policy in providing an internationally competitive, high speed broadband service based on long term planning (30 years).
“Critical Infrastructure – Adaptation for Climate Change – Progress Report Q1 2016”: Highlights to government policy makers and owners of critical infrastructure of still relevant concerns and recommendations from the Academy’s 2009 Report.
– The following Report is to be launched in January 2017: “Ireland’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target”: An assessment of feasibility and costs in achieving the Climate and Energy Policy Framework targets.