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The Engineering Exchange is a group of engineers and community members based at University College London. Our mission: to make UCL Engineering expertise available to communities, while helping staff & students align their work with local needs. For a brief overview of our work, you can read our annual report (follow link here to download) as well as watch our video below.
If you are a community group in London with a project idea, a question we can help answer, or a technical problem you want to solve, we would love to hear from you!
We match community groups with engineers, working together to find answers and solutions. We specialise in problems related to technology, infrastructure and the environment. This includes issues like energy, water, waste, information and communications technologies, noise, pollution, buildings, transport, mapping, etc.
If you have any ideas, problems or questions, please contact us.
If you are an engineer or researcher interested in working with communities, please get in touch! You can help to expand our register of engineers we can call on for specific projects.
We provide training in community work and advice on community-based projects. We also offer grant-writing support for EngEx-related projects. Contact us to learn more.
We recently launched our membership programme. Organisations looking to use a portion of their staff’s time to improve local communities can sign up. You will receive support from the EngEx in connecting with community groups, as well as in scoping and evaluating projects.
The Engineering Exchange is supported by UCL’s Faculty of Engineering and the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. We’ve also received public engagement grants from the EPSRC, NERC and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Additional contact details are also available on our contacts page.
The EngEx is pleased to be transitioning to a co-directors' management model. This means we will have 4 directors, each leading a separate area of inquiry.