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1 Birdcage Walk

London, England, SW1H 9JJ,

United Kingdom

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The IMechE’s latest steps to support the career development of engineers

Aug 31, 2020

30-08-2020 Warley Design Solutions talks about the modernising of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). I admit that I have never really taken advantage of the training offered by the  Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)  in the past. Occasionally one of their courses catches my eye (such as training on problem solving using  Triz , for example) but when I drill deeper I have found that courses tend to take the form of teacher-led classroom sessions spanning several days. Courses of this form represent a large investment, and whilst large corporations are well positioned to make these investments, smaller companies such as ours generally require a much more immediate ROI on the outlay of both time and money. Unaffordability for smaller businesses In the many years I was employed by a multinational I was fortunate enough to receive teacher-led training in  Design for Six Sigma  (Black Belt), PRINCE2, Lean Design, BDI Design for Assembly, Concurrent Engineering, Quality Function Deployment, Quality Circles, 5 S’s, Project Management ….. the list goes on. Whilst some of these courses have provided me with insight and tools that I have and will continue to use, others have most definitely not. I most certainly cannot afford to invest WDS’ time and money on courses that will not bring about a clear and positive impact to the business. Period. The net result is that I have not enlisted in any of the paid training programs in the 12 years that I have been a director of WDS or in fact the 23 years that I have been a full member of the IMechE. The modernising of the IMechE I’m pleased to see that the institution is now providing other options for its members. Whether this is natural evolution, modernisation to the digital age or perhaps as a social distancing measure brought about by the pandemic I cannot say. There are now free-to-attend training / information sessions available via  webinars , live streams and  YouTube channels . Not only are many of these bite-sized sessions accessible to all interested parties regardless of membership status or geographic location but most are available at any time, so importantly are accessible outside of conventional working hours. One recent live webinar I participated in was a live event that was attended by approximately 350 members from around the world. Although this only represents approximately 0.4% of the total membership it is still a healthy number, suggesting that there was sufficient interest for the topic amongst the membership. Their “Webinar Hub” features strongly on the home page and provides access to all webinar recordings arranged by topic. Its work-in-progress and there is currently a limited number of webinars in each topic, but I for one plan to to check-in regularly to browse through the growing library of offerings. Inspiring future engineers The very latest initiative from the IMechE is the production of a  monthly podcast , the first episode of which on Energy and Sustainability has just been released. I welcome this format and see it as being particularly useful for when I am spending otherwise wasted time in the car. At last we seem to have be making some in-roads into closing the gender gap when the impeccably qualified and well established professional engineers featured on the podcast just happen to be female, yet the podcast is about important engineering issues and not about attracting females to engineering. This feels like a very natural way of confirming that the world of engineering is open to females and males alike. A good engineer is a good engineer, regardless of race, religion or gender. My opinion on this matter – in the words of Kevin Costner: “build it and they will come”! Experienced product development professionals who provide innovative mechanical design solutions for electronic products in industry sectors where reliability and performance needs to be assured. Warley Design Solutions Ltd.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Investments

4 Investments

Institution of Mechanical Engineers has made 4 investments. Their latest investment was in Oxford Flow as part of their Unattributed VC on April 4, 2018.

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers Investments Activity

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4/4/2018

Unattributed VC

Oxford Flow

$8.59M

Yes

1

8/23/2017

Seed

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$99M

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10

4/3/2017

Seed

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$99M

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10

12/12/2016

Unattributed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

4/4/2018

8/23/2017

4/3/2017

12/12/2016

Round

Unattributed VC

Seed

Seed

Unattributed VC - II

Company

Oxford Flow

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$8.59M

$99M

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Yes

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Institution of Mechanical Engineers has 2 strategic partners and customers. Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently partnered with Mobile Commerce on December 12, 2010.

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12/16/2010

Partner

United Kingdom

mobilecommerce - Press Releases - 16th December 2010 - Mobile Commerce brings Institution of Mechanical Engineers App to the iTunes App Store

Mobile Commerce , the UK 's leading provider of location-based services and mobile content integration , has partnered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to deliver an App for the iTunes App Store that provides the reader with up-to-date information on a wide number of engineering subjects .

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12/16/2010

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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mobilecommerce - Press Releases - 16th December 2010 - Mobile Commerce brings Institution of Mechanical Engineers App to the iTunes App Store

Mobile Commerce , the UK 's leading provider of location-based services and mobile content integration , has partnered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to deliver an App for the iTunes App Store that provides the reader with up-to-date information on a wide number of engineering subjects .

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