New report indicates UK Fluid Dynamics contributes £14 billion to UK economy

The UK Fluids Network and Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD) are hosting a launch event for a new report which for the first time details the current value of fluid dynamics to the UK. The report analysis provides key metrics including revenue associated with fluid dynamics activities, the size and distribution of the workforce providing these essential skills, the gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy and the scale of research investment. The report also demonstrates that fluid dynamics in the UK is significant in addressing its societal challenges, including Net Zero, Levelling Up, Productivity and Resilience and UK Capability and Global Reach.  

The event will include contributions from leading end-users from industry, academia and government and there will be a discussion of the future direction of fluid dynamics, and the support needed to consolidate and build upon the UK’s position as a world-leader in fluid dynamics. There will be the opportunity to feed into a series of discussions intended to shape the next steps in UK fluid dynamics. 

This virtual event will be held on the 15th September 2021, 16.00-17.30, Zoom (joining instructions to follow). 

Outline of programme: 

16.00-16:05: Welcome  

16.05-16.10: Introduction to report   

16.10-16.20: The importance of fluid dynamics to UK government strategy 

16.20-16.40: Overview of the report’s main findings (economic and societal benefits in the UK) 

16.40-16.50: UKRI investment and fellowship scheme 

16:50-17.00: BREAK 

17.00-17.30: Discussion panel – Impact of fluid dynamics in business and research in the UK 

Confirmed speakers include representatives from BEIS, Met Office, RAEng, Industry, UKRI and the UK Fluids Network. 

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