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  • US researchers use additive technique to create optimised environment to grow human hair in a petri dish The hype around 3D printing has been so intense in recent years that it’s been touted as a solution to almost every human and manufacturing problem. However, to The Engineer’s knowledge, until now it has never been suggested […] The post 3D printing to grow hair: a potential cure for baldness appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Dutch startup Lightyear has revealed its first prototype vehicle, a lightweight five-seater car that harnesses solar energy to give a range of 725km. Lightyear One features five square metres of solar cells, integrated into the car’s roof and bonnet. The cells, which sit under safety glass, charge at a rate up to 12km/h in the […] The post Solar-charging Lightyear One targets EV range anxiety appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A new approach to creating multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components could lead to photovoltaic devices that are more efficient and cheaper to make. This is the claim of researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) whose proof-of-concept paper – A New Approach for Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf Individual Cells: GaAs/Si – was presented on […] The post New approach stacks up for multi-junction solar cells appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A UK headquartered company is looking at the global roll-out of its autonomous baggage carrying vehicles following a successful trial at Heathrow. Aurrigo was approached by International Airlines Group (IAG) to use its driverless expertise to develop the world’s first autonomous ‘dolly’, a common piece of ground-handling equipment normally used to move loose baggage and […] The post Autonomous baggage dolly takes off at Heathrow appeared first on The Engineer.

  • What is the most effective way to ensure we have enough engineers entering the profession? A few days ago was International Women in Engineering Day 2019, the annual celebration of the often neglected or forgotten contribution of women to this sector. For some time, engineering institutions have pointed out that as women make up a […] The post This week’s poll: addressing the recruitment gap appeared first on The Engineer.

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Solutions 4 Schools was founded in 2010.

It has five key activities:

  • Providing services for schools colleges and engineering related bodies.
  • Developing Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Schools, Academies and University Technical Colleges.
  • Developing new science solutions for schools and colleges.
  • International experiences for students and staff.
  • Developing new engineering learning solutions for schools and colleges.

It has a sister organisation The Engineering Company (Europe) Limited. The majority of their work is in the UK, but there are also projects in Venice, Naples, Sorrento, Hamburg and Barcelona.

Current and recent projects & clients:

  • The Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace, London
  • Engineering4Education
  • Baker Dearing Educational Trust, Millbank, London
  • Cambridge University
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
  • Birmingham University
  • HE STEM Project
  • JCB Academy, Staffordshire
  • Skipton Girls' High School, North Yorkshire
  • Samuel Whitbread Community School, Bedfordshire
  • Darrick Wood School, Bromley
  • Newstead Wood School, Bromley
  • F1 in Schools, Brighouse and London
  • Liceo Artistico Isa F.Grandi Sant Agnello, Sorrento
  • Liceo Publio Virgilio Marone (Liceo Linguistico) Meta di Sorrento
  • Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale con
  • Liceo Scientifico Sperimentale Tecnologico e Ambientale
  • "Francesco Giordani" Caserta
  • Istituto d'Istruzione Superiore Adriano Tilgher, Ercolano, Napoli
  • Istituto Professionale Statale per i servizi Alberghieri e della Ristorazione (IPSSAR) De Gennaro, Vico Equense, Sorrento
  • Salesians de Sarria College, Barcelona

These are some of the services we provide:

  • Specialist learning solutions and training
  • School building, re-development and refurbishments
  • BSF PFI expertise and management
  • Personnel and financial services
  • Free financial health check for schools
  • Staff Training
  • Staff re-structuring management and consultancy
  • Staff well-being training programmes and solutions
  • ICT diagnostics
  • Leading-edge marketing, promotion solutions, iconography advice
  • School photography
  • International programmes of study, exchanges, fund raising and bespoke study tours
  • Languages
  • Solutions and assistance with parental enquiries
  • Supply teaching and interim leaders

All our staff and associates are experienced qualified head teachers senior leaders, graduate teachers or experienced qualified specialists in schools UTCs academies local authorities or universities. We have a number of partner companies all of whom enjoy excellent reputations in their respective fields.

Rates are in the region of £800 per day with substantial discounts for long term projects. Cancellation is 50% two weeks prior and 100% one week prior.

At this key moment in its development, and due to demand in the UK and abroad for STEM and Engineering activities, the company is pausing. The Engineering Company (Europe) ltd will be launched soon and we will then be back.

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