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Professor Mark Miodownik at UCL, talks about the plastic waste crisis and the UCL Designing-out Plastic Waste project, which aims to look at new and innovative methods to recycle plastics.
The project is funded via the £20 million Plastics Research and Innovation Fund, managed by UK Research and Innovation, the Fund is engaging Britain’s best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.
This article relates to the following themes EngineeringLWEC
Professor Johnathan Rossiter from the University of Bristol discusses the wearable robotic 'Smart Trousers' his team are developing to support the mobility and independence of older and disabled people.
Building Collaboration at the Physics of Life Interface
This is the first of two calls for proposals from a UKRI Physics of Life fund to support internationally leading research that requires collaborative, interdisciplinary working to address key challenges at the interface of physics and the life sciences. This UKRI call, led by EPSRC with support from BBSRC and MRC, is making available up to £15 million, to include £13.2 million of resource funding and £1.8 million of capital funding.
Please note that there is an "intent to submit" stage to this call, which must be submitted via the online form on the call page by 16:00 on 15 January 2019.
This article relates to the following themes Physical Sciences
Airguide Photonics Collaboration Fund Call for Research Proposals
The EPSRC-funded Programme Grant Airguide Photonics includes a Collaboration Fund to enable the inclusion of new partners to bring additional value to the programme. Initial engagement will be via short research projects that support the objectives of the programme. UK-based academic researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects valued up to £50,000 (exceptionally up to £100,000), which directly or indirectly contribute to the key areas of the Airguide programme and which add benefit to the overall aims of the project.
Year of Engineering - EPSRC helping to build knowledge and skills base
Throughout 2018 EPSRC have been supporting the Year of Engineering and have partnered with IET and ITN productions to produce a special news programme entitled 'Year of Engineering - EPSRC helping to build knowledge and skills base'.
This article relates to the following themes Engineering