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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils UK.
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2019
10 Apr

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EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in LAE
2018
24 Dec

3D-printed robot hand 'plays' the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design.
24 Dec

Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology

Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
14 Dec

CPI collaborates on BodySense Project

The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a collaboration aiming to improve the performance of smart devices used to capture real-time health and lifestyle data. Working with a number of partners on the BodySense project, CPI is supporting the development of next generation multi-functional sensing devices.
10 Oct

Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2019-2029: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das, Dr Xiaoxi He and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
4 Oct

Targeting 37% efficient perovskite solar cells

Oxford PVTM announced a five year research project with the University of Oxford to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell, with a target 37% efficiency and long term stability.
30 Aug

Screen-printed electrodes could unlock hydrogen as an affordable fuel

Creating a renewable and sustainable source of energy from hydrogen that is also affordable could be unlocked with a university's innovative use of screen-printed nanotechnology.
15 Aug

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds.
6 Aug

EPSRC announces £16 million investment in Supergen Energy Hubs

Three £5 million energy research hubs and a new £1 million network in solar energy that will build multidisciplinary collaborations between universities, academic bodies and industry were announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
5 Jul

Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow's Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that 'thinks for itself'. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to build robots with a sense of touch.
5 Jul

E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
13 Jun

Fiber Lasers 2018-2028: Technologies, Opportunities, Markets & Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe
7 Mar

Robotics experts to help with Sellafield decommissioning

This latest nuclear clean-up scheme sees a consortium of industry and academia tasked with designing a system for dismantling highly radioactive rooms or 'cells' at Sellafield in Cumbria, UK, Europe's most complex nuclear site.
26 Feb

Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
26 Feb

3D Printing 2018-2028: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
26 Jan

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

The University of Bath is part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution.
11 Jan

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer

A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers.
2017
18 Dec

Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning

The algorithm can accurately predict the interactions between a protein and a drug molecule based on a handful of reference experiments or simulations.
11 Dec

Cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells

Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.
20 Nov

Grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste

It will go towards the creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics which is a multi-university project that has received funding and contributions totalling £40m to bring together a diverse consortium of experts in robotics, AI, sensors and radiation resilient embedded systems to address nuclear waste problems.
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