Promoting engineering, science & technology on behalf of the naval sector.
United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) is a not-for-profit member organisation that works to support the naval enterprise in the UK. Uniquely, it provides an environment for all stakeholder organisations, private and public, to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector, whilst encouraging early careers engagement and providing advocacy and advice to policy makers.
FutureNEST at the Defence Suppliers Forum (DSF) Future Skills Event
Recently FutureNEST was invited to participate in the Defence Suppliers Forum (DSF) Future Engineer Skills Workshop...
“Rivershark” awarded the UKNEST prize for Agility
"Rivershark" awarded the UKNEST prize for Agility at the European International Submarine Races 2022.
UKNEST Meet with 2SL
An exceptional afternoon at Admiralty House; meeting with the Second Sea Lord, VAdm Martin Connell CBE, to discuss how UKNEST can help the Royal Navy.
Supporting HMS Bronington Restoration
Supporting HMS Bronington Restoration - Dive Survey kick starts the process to re-float the ship!
Scholarship Program Launch
UKNEST has launched its Scholarship programme for the academic year 2022/23, which is now open to applications from students studying STEM subjects at UK universities and colleges.
FutureNEST “Visioneering” IMarEST Presentation
UKNEST's early career professionals, "FutureNEST", will be hosted by the IMarEST Naval Engineering Special Interest Group on Tue 10 May 22 to share their "visioneering" future navy concepts.
Maritime Capability Campaign Office (MCCO) launched
Maritime Capability Campaign Office (MCCO) launched by the Trade Secretary to target export opportunities.
Heavy Lift Challenge
UKNEST members Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and Royal Navy working with their industry partners have launched the second round of the Heavy Lift Challenge.
UKNEST Programme Board
The UKNEST Programme Board was hosted by UCL this week, during which they conducted a workshop to explore the skills challenges and opportunities presented by the AUKUS trilateral security pact.
Government’s refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy
...and here it is, the Government's refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, following the Defence Procurement Minister's statement in the House of Commons on behalf of the Defence Secretary.
Warship Net Zero Conference
UKNEST Science & Tecnology Chair Adam Rees-Leonard from Mott MacDonald gets the Warship Net Zero Conference up and running. Keynote speaker, Rear Admiral Paul Beattie, Director Naval Staff, challenges us to be more ambitious.
People & Skills
The People & Skills Working Group enables UKNEST to be recognised as a key strategic player in the talent management and resilience of Engineering, Science and Technology (EST) human capability across the Naval Enterprise.
Science & Technology
The Science & Technology Working Group works across the Naval Enterprise to provide thought leadership and a forum for new ideas, collaborative opportunities and technology transfer.