Loughborough University

Loughborough University

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Loughborough University is one of the top ten universities in the UK with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unraveled sporting achievement. Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute is a £15M facility housing the Sports Technology Research Group, one of the world's leading research groups of its kind and the largest in the UK. The Group has established an international reputation for its work with global brands including adidas, Callaway Golf, Canterbury of New Zealand, Dunlop, Head, New Balance, Nike, Reebok, Slazenger, Spalding, Speedo and Umbro on the design, simulation, testing and manufacture of sporting goods.
Around 50 academics, research associates, technicians and PhD students carry out wide-ranging research including athletic footwear, technical apparel, protective equipment, balls, bats, clubs, rackets and fitness equipment. The track record of design-led innovation and accelerating novel concepts from initial stages through to commercialisation is unparalleled.
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8 Jan 2024

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2024-2034: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania
14 Sep 2022

Lead Battery Paired with Hydrogen Generating Technology

A project pairing advanced lead batteries with green hydrogen could transform the supply of clean, reliable energy storage in Africa and Asia, after the Consortium for Battery Innovation formed a partnership awarded Horizon Europe funding worth almost €10 million.
13 Jun 2022

3D Printing Materials Market 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania
2 Mar 2022

Storing Summer Heat to use in Winter

New technology that could store heat for days or even months, helping the shift towards net zero, is the focus of a new project involving the Active Building Centre Research Programme. Thermal energy storage means excess energy generated at times when renewables are in abundance can be stored and released to make up future shortfalls.
20 Oct 2021

Hybrid 3D Printing Method Will Add a Fourth Dimension to 3D Printing

A new chemical process for additive manufacturing suggests exciting possibilities for 4D printed components - such as properties that change over time.
29 Sep 2021

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
16 Sep 2021

Manufacturing Technology Centre (UK)

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3 Aug 2020

The Solar Cell You Can Print

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26 Jun 2019

Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Using the new sensor, anyone from athletes in the field to researchers in the lab can record performance data and process it through one of three software platforms.
30 May 2019

Selenium improves thin film solar cells

The rows of blue solar panels that dot landscapes and rooftops are typically made out of crystalline silicon, the workhorse semiconductor found in virtually every electronic device.
11 Apr 2019

Machine Learning Of Sports Movement Data Patterns For Injury Prevention In Cricket

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
11 Oct 2018

Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research.
10 Aug 2018


Dearman is a UK based technology start-up that has developed the Dearman Engine; a piston engine that runs on liquid nitrogen fuel. Started in 2013 by inventor Peter Dearman, the company is now well underway with commercial trials for the engine in transport refrigeration, with diesel genset replacement applications planned over the next 2-5 years. IDTechEx spoke with Dearman's Business Development Manager and Commercial Analyst to learn more about the technology and the company's future plans.
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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.
15 Jul 2016

Partnership to drive innovation in wearable technology for clothing

Flex has partnered with MAS Holdings to develop revolutionary new wearable technologies that accelerate and integrate the Intelligence of Things into clothing and enable more natural, intuitive interactions between people and technology.
17 Dec 2015

Perovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency

A UK company claims it can boost the efficiency of a silicon solar cell by 20% by adding a layer of the light-sensitive crystal perovskite.
18 Nov 2015

Printed & Fibre Supercapacitors: Research to Enterprise?

Loughborough Design School, United Kingdom
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Mosaic Solutions

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3D printing goes high speed and high volume

The world's first additive manufacturing machine that can make plastic parts as fast and as cheaply as traditional manufacturing is to be built by the University of Sheffield.
26 May 2015

Pavegen kickstarts crowd funding round with flagship installation

Pavegen celebrate the launch of their first crowdfunding round on Crowdcube, the leading equity crowdfunding platform, spearheaded by an installation in the heart of the Canary Wharf District