The end of the 19th century and whole of the 20th century were rich in inventions and technological advances. It was a time of profound change, and the inventions that emerged have altered our habits, improved our lifestyle and, in some cases, transformed society. So, what are these innovations that were revolutionary in their time but have now become ordinary and yet indispensable? How did they come about? It was undoubtedly a period of unprecedented competition for researchers and engineers to be the first to design and develop new products. And the innovations they came up with weren’t just a pile of high-tech gadgets for geeks. They were a real evolution, breathing oxygen into our economy and opening doors to new markets in the full throes of development, paving the way for growth and jobs. To understand these changes and see what awaits us going forward, take a look at the #INCREDIBLENGINEERS blog which casts a light on innovations both past and present.