Indro Mukerjee receives RaEng Honorary Fellowship

Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Innovate UK, smiling in a blurred out corridor

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RaEng) today announced that Indro Mukerjee, Innovate UK’s CEO has been made an Honorary Fellow of the academy.

Mr Mukerjee is one of five Honorary Fellows announced this week, a group that includes:

  • Chief Scientific Adviser to the government, Sir Patrick Vallance
  • broadcaster and author, Professor Hannah Fry.

The 2022 cohort consists of sixty Fellows, seven International Fellows and five Honorary Fellows.

They join a community of almost 1,700 eminent engineers on a mission to use the power of engineering to:

  • build a sustainable society
  • create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

New Fellows are nominated and elected by existing Fellows.

Engineering excellence

Commenting on his award, Mr Mukerjee said:

I am pleased to have been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I strongly believe in the benefit engineering excellence brings to the UK.

I will continue to support this important sector as CEO of Innovate UK and now as part of the Royal Academy’s fellowship community.

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), said:

I am delighted that Indro has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his leadership in the technology industries, and his strong advocacy of innovation skills development for all.

The RAEng plays a critical role in the UK’s innovation ecosystem and Indro’s fellowship will build on the many invaluable interactions between UKRI and the RAEng.

Unique capabilities

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the academy at a special ceremony in London on 8 November, when each Fellow will sign the roll book.

In joining the fellowship, they will add their unique capabilities to the academy’s mission to harness the power of engineering to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the RAEng, said:

I am delighted to welcome such an array of enormously talented people to the fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. From industry and enterprise to education and government, both national and international, these are some of our most pioneering and distinguished engineers and technologists.

In an uncertain world, one thing is certain, engineering skills, vision and leadership will play a crucial part in addressing the escalating domestic and global challenges that we face today.

The combined connectivity, professionalism, experience and wisdom of the new Fellows who join us today will greatly enrich the expertise and support we can provide to the government and to society in general.

Further information

More information on Fellowship of the Academy, as well as the nomination and assessment process, is available in the fellowship prospectus.

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