The New Engineering Foundation (NEF) is an independent and strategically focused charity (registered in England number 1112354) that works with key partners and stakeholders to support the advancement of education for the benefit of the public. It was established in 2004 as a grant awarding charity and a think-tank that supports vocational Further Education in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology through:

Research, Policy and Advocacy
Programmes and Resources
Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Our mission is to achieve measurable and visible improvement through collaboration and partnership by providing a shared vision which:

Engages all the key national and regional stakeholders
Enriches teaching and learning professionalism
Enhances and develops the capability of individuals , providers and industry
Empowers change in individuals (teachers, trainers and tutors), providers and industry
NEF is an LSC approved provider and its work is guided by an Advisory Panel of Experts with representation from business and industry, academia, government, public sector agencies and educational trusts as well as other interest groups.

NEF provides support and advice to Government Ministers, parliamentarians and other policy makers on such areas as productivity and skills development, knowledge transfer and business innovation.

NEF is funded by charitable contributions and donations from trusts such as the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and public sector organisations such as the Higher Education Academy, Foundation Degree Forward (fdf), the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), Technology Strategy Board (KTP) and the London Development Agency as well as business and industry such as KPMG and Tribal Education.

We look forward to your active participation and support in our programmes and initiatives to enable us to collectively achieve the step-change improvement required in our technical and scientific education today.