ICHEME has partnered with ITN Business to produce a news-style programme called Engineering a Sustainable World to raise awareness of the role chemical engineers play in addressing climate change.
IChemE says the programme will delve into the vital role of collaboration between industry and academic institutions, cutting-edge technology and innovation, the development of a sustainable workforce, and the crucial need to inspire the next generation of engineers. It will be presented by news anchor Lukwesa Burak and will feature best practice case studies, highlighting organisations and thought leaders at the forefront of innovation. The programme will also explore the essential skills and knowledge required for the next generation of engineers to thrive.
The programme will combine expert interviews, news items and reporter-led sponsored editorial profiles and will premiere at the institution’s global awards ceremony on 30 November, IChemE said. The programme will be supported by an advertising campaign and will be hosted and promoted on NewScientist.com as well as the IChemE website and ITN Business content hub.
IChemE said there are commercial opportunities for companies to be featured in the programme.
“We're looking for organisations at the forefront of developments to take part and share their story. If this seems relevant to your work in the chemical engineering sphere, then please contact ITN Business’ head programming director James Linden at James.Linden@itn.co.uk or programming director Jamie Connolly at Jamie.Connolly@itn.co.uk,” it said in a statement.
Nina Harrison-Bell, head of ITN Business, said: "We are thrilled to partner with the Institution of Chemical Engineers to launch Engineering a Sustainable World. This programme will not only shine a light on the critical role chemical engineers play in addressing climate change but also showcase the importance of collaboration, innovation, and skills development as we move towards a more sustainable future."
Responding to the news on LinkedIn, Burak said: “The fascinating and exciting world of science was always my first love. Excited to part of this.”
IChemE and ITN worked together last year to produce a series of videos called Serving Society to mark the institution’s centenary.
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