18 Aug 2020
Streetdrone: UK Government Funding for 5G Autonomous Truck Project
StreetDrone has won UK Government funding as part of a consortium tasked with delivering an autonomous logistics capability to Nissan's Sunderland car plant.
20 Apr 2020
Smart City Technology to Measure Social Distancing
The UK and many other countries worldwide have introduced social distancing measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand if these recommendations are effective, we need to assess how far they are being followed.
25 Mar 2020
Advanced Electric Machines Ltd
Advanced Electric Machines (AEM) produce a novel form of electric motor which has no reliance on rare-earths or copper windings. AEM have a partnership and applications within commerical vehicles and are looking to expand even further.
8 Oct 2019
20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms
The ground-breaking aggregated power purchase agreements will see the pioneering universities buy £50m of renewable energy from a portfolio of wind farms. The deal fixes power prices at a competitive rate for the next ten years - and in doing so, minimises their exposure to market volatility.
26 Feb 2019
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
12 Feb 2019
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
11 Jan 2019
World's first grid scale pumped heat energy storage system operational
The world's first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system has been assembled and commissioned by the technical team at the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University.
23 Nov 2018
Gene editing possible for kidney disease
For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future.
6 Aug 2018
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.
31 May 2018
First 3D printed human corneas
The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University.
16 Apr 2018
Fastned wins another tender in the UK
Fastned will build and operate fast charging stations in Newcastle and Sunderland.
6 Dec 2017
Breakthrough in clean diesel research
A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution.