Since 1995, the National Academy of Engineering has held an annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium for outstanding engineers ages 30-45 in the United States. In 2010, the EU-US Frontiers of Engineering (EU-US FOE) program is starting.
EU-US FOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career European and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers. The total number of participants, including organizers, speakers, and other participants, numbers approximately 60, with 30 engineers from the EU and 30 from the US. Participation is by invitation only.
NAE partners with the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering in this activity.