On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the 40th anniversary of the award of Brunel University's Royal Charter, "Made in Brunel: Making our Mark" celebrates the university's reputation as a centre of excellence for applied engineering and design in Europe. "Made in Brunel" is entirely put together by students of the University's School of Engineering and Design, with contributions from partner universities, Tsinghua in China and IIT Madras, India. Since its inception in 2005, the exhibition on which each volume is based has become a destination for all those for whom good engineering and design is a way of life, as consumers, producers, or service providers. It has attracted those from all kinds of companies, product or service focused, who want to meet the young innovators creating the future now; and investors who want first sight of some of the products and ideas that will shape our lives over the next few years. It inspires young people to think of engineering and design as exciting, worthwhile careers, that can help solve some of the world's major problems, in sustainability, in health, in development.
The 2007 edition of "Made in Brunel", entitled "Making Our Mark" is about students making an impression, distinguishing themselves and raising the standard and perceptions of what rigorous engineering and design disciplines can achieve. It is a recognition that the UK generally and London specifically, are the world-wide hub for translating engineering and design innovation into enterprise and wealth creation.