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Report on the Outputs and Next Steps of the Future Challenges in Software Engineering Workshop held on 10 July 2018 at The British Library London.  

The Manufacturing the Future Theme at EPSRC ran four workshops between December 2018 and March 2019 to engage with a broad cross-section of the UK Manufacturing community. A summary of the outputs of the workshops are captured in this report.

A new study, commissioned by EPSRC from Clarivate Analytics, clearly demonstrates the world leading impact of EPSRC-funded research. Drawing on over 97,500 publications attributed to EPSRC funding by researchers using the researchfish(r) platform, the study focused on nearly 60,000 articles published in journals covering Engineering and the Physical Sciences during the years 2008-2017. (The Appendices are available as a separate download.)

The appendices to the EPSRC Bibliometric Study 2018.

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. To understand the socio-economic impact of its investment in the area of the circular economy, EPSRC commissioned an evaluation study by Technopolis group.

A decade on from the start of the Digital Economy Theme, the world has been transformed by digital technology.

This infographic highlights facts and figures for the new 75 funded Centres

On the 26 July 2018, EPSRC held a one-day workshop at the Holiday Inn, Bristol, in order to bring together a range of technical experts to discuss research challenges and requirements.

Throughout the UK, EPSRC-supported scientists, mathematicians and engineers are pioneering greener, more sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges - from ocean pollution to energy and water poverty. Pioneer 19 is dedicated to their work.

This brochure highlights how EPSRC is stimulating innovation through the next generation of researchers

Through 2017 the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Theme ran a review of Complexity Science. This report presents advice from the community and summary of the outcomes and discussions of a scoping workshop, community consultation and a community workshop. Over 2018, as part of our balancing capability strategy, EPSRC will consider this report in creating future strategy for Complexity Sciences.

A report on the impact of the national ARCHER high performance computing service.

This brochure explains how EPSRC can broker relationships between academia and small, medium and large businesses. EPSRC can help businesses engage with universities to create collaborations to improve their products and services.

In 2017, the Engineering Theme at EPSRC ran three two-day workshops between March and May to engage with a broad cross-section of the UK Engineering community. The primary motivation of the workshops was to share EPSRC's strategy for the Delivery Plan 2016/17 - 2019/20 and discuss its implementation in the context of the Engineering theme's strategy. The workshop content included opportunities to discuss Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Impact, International and Multidisciplinary Working in the context of Engineering and also a horizon scanning exercise to identify potential emerging areas and long-term research challenges.

The Business Engagement Forum (BEF) is one of EPSRC key approaches to interaction with the users of EPSRC research.  The forum launched in 2016 to act as a means of engaging businesses with collective interests across the whole of the EPSRC research base.  This is the report of the third meeting of the forum.

A report to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council by Helen Graham, Robert Raeside and Gavin Maclean of the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

This workshop came out of the ‘UK-China joint programme in low carbon innovation’ agreement between the Natural Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) led RCUK Energy Programme.

This newsletter includes articles on: the Repeatedly Unsuccessful Applicants Policy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, New Investigator Award, Konfer and ORBIT.

The report shows how EPSRC supports UK growth and productivity through its investment in excellent engineering and physical sciences research and training.

There is a renewed desire to understand what infrastructure is required to deliver high quality research and produce well-trained, highly skilled people that maintains the UK’s international standing in engineering. This roadmap has been developed in consultation with the engineering community to further stimulate and focus the infrastructure needs of UK engineering research.

Research Outputs 2017 provides an overview of data gathered by EPSRC through researchfish® (an online web-based system for reporting UK research outcomes), supplemented with data and information from other sources.

This brochure contains information about our twelve current facilities and the capabilities they offer to potential users as well as links to find out more information on each of them.

This issue includes information on the EPSRC call for investment in Centres for Doctoral Training and EPSRC Year of Engineering, as well as general reminders and news.

This issue includes information on EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowships, EPSRC National Research Facilities and Prosperity Partnerships, as well as general reminders and news.

Pioneer 18: World's most expensive material - Turning CO2 into plastic - Robots for wind farms  - Solar arsenic buster

This brochure showcases a selection of research projects being undertaken across EPSRC-supported Centres, from tackling social care challenges using big data to developing innovative applications of DNA sequencing to improve water treatment processes.

EPSRC’s Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 reviews our work and achievements through the year, illustrating how we have continued to work in partnership to maximise our investment in world class research in order to deliver the impact so vitally important to the UK.

This issue includes information on equality and diversity, Healthcare Technologies Toolkit, New HPC Centres, RISE Making Connections, as well as general reminders and news.

A June 2017 study of articles linked to EPSRC funding has come to some impressive conclusions affirming the high quality and productivity of EPSRC-funded researchers. The study was undertaken by Elsevier on behalf of EPSRC.

Details of the 2016-17 research proposal funding rates.

The Engineering theme at EPSRC held a workshop on Thursday 16 February 2017, which was a successful event enabling academics and industrialists who work in the discipline to engage around this area and explore potential avenues for further research. This report presents the results of the workshop.

The report shows how EPSRC supports UK growth and productivity through its investment in excellent engineering and physical sciences research and training.

This newsletter includes articles on: Balancing Capability, The EPSRC Blog, Changes in Process, Unconscious Bias and The Outcome of the 2016 Renewal.

This issue includes information on Balancing Capability, Research Fish, CDT Mid-Term Review as well as general reminders and news.

This issue includes information on the 'Research outputs 2016' report, researchfish®, Engagement with your local MP as well as general reminders and news.

Pioneer 17: The car that drives itself - Surgical robotics - Helping children with autism - Robot ethics - Drones for disaster zones

This report contains the outcomes of a workshop run by AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, NERC, and Innovate UK which was held on 21 July 2016 to scope the potential for a cross-council activity around the theme of the Circular Economy.

Research outputs 2016 provides an overview of data gathered by EPSRC through researchfish® (an online web-based system for reporting UK research outcomes), supplemented with data and information from other sources. 

This issue includes an update on this years' EPSRC Science Photo Competition, Working with Parliament, Collaborate to Innovate Conference and Balancing Capability.

As part of EPSRC's Balancing Capability strategy, the Mathematical Sciences theme has been working with the research community, and other stakeholders, to establish an evidence base, which has provided insight into the research and training landscape of each of the mathematical sciences research areas. As part of this exercise members of the Mathematical Sciences community have produced the following Community Overview Documents.

Report from the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Pure Mathematics Engagement Workshop held in Birmingham in January 2016.

In February 2016, EPSRC held a workshop to explore the current research and training landscape in applied mathematics, to consider the evolution of the discipline since the International Review of Mathematical Sciences 2010 and to gather evidence of the quality, importance and capacity of the discipline in the UK. The outputs of the workshop provided evidence to inform the development of EPSRC's strategies for research areas in applied mathematics, as well as related research areas, over the next delivery plan period.

In February 2016 EPSRC organised a meeting to discuss the concept of human-like computing and what it would take to design systems that could emulate human performance. The starting point was the recognition that current artificial intelligence and machine learning systems were not human-like in their construction and had limitations in their applications.

EPSRC held a workshop in March 2016 which brought together a range of academics from the Mathematical Physics community. The aims of the workshop were to analyse and contextualise the current UK landscape for Mathematical Physics, and to engage with the community to discuss the direction of Mathematical Physics through the next delivery plan phase.

Pioneer 16, Greener trucking, Cooler ice cream, Safer water, Smarter energy networks, Faster supercomputers.

EPSRC's Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16 reviews our work and achievements through the year, illustrating how we have continued to work in partnership to maximise our investment in world class research in order to deliver the impact so vitally important to the UK.

This issue includes an update on the balancing capability call for evidence as well as general reminders and news.

This Delivery Plan sets our principal plans for 2016/17 - 2019/20 and is published in response to the government's allocation for research investment following the 2015 Spending Review.

A brief summary of recent activities and opportunities, which includes important information about applications to the Associate Peer Review College.

Dstl and EPSRC held a roundtable in Defining a Research Strategy for uncertainty in September 2015. The meeting brought together a range of academics, industrialists and government users across a range of disciplines including Applied Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Operational Research, Political Science, Psychology and Statistics. The aim of the event was to investigate the current research landscape, explore common themes and discover big challenges in uncertainty.

EPSRC held an Operational Research Theme Day in September 2015. The workshop brought together a range of academics and users in areas of Operational Research including Mathematical Sciences, ICT and Engineering. The aim of the event was to look at the Operational Research portfolio including; the health of the people pipeline, strengths and weaknesses of the area, potential application areas and future visions.

In September 2015 an independent review of the quality of UK fission and fusion research was commissioned. EPSRC will use its findings to aid their deliberations on EPSRC's future strategy and priorities.

A brief summary of recent activities and opportunities, which includes important information about how you can engage with our Balancing Capability initiative.

In June 2015 the EPSRC published this Review of Analytical Science in the UK following extensive consultation with all stakeholders involved with this research area. As a result of this a Review Group was commissioned to draw out recommendations to EPSRC, the research community and stakeholders based on the report's findings. These are now available here. EPSRC will consider the recommendations and work with the community on an implementation plan where possible.

An overview of outcomes and impacts of EPSRC-supported research.

The report shows how EPSRC supports UK growth and productivity through its investment in excellent engineering and physical sciences research and training, including major activities such as The Alan Turing Institute, the Quantum Technologies Programme and a new Energy Catalyst fund.

This newsletter includes articles on: Changes to Equipment Funding; Peer Review Extranet; Reviewer Guidance; EPSRC Funding for International Collaborations; College Update; Reviewing Data

The EPSRC Review of Mathematical Science Infrastructure contains conclusions on the current capability and makes recommendations for how future mathematical science infrastructure should be supported.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) has revealed comprehensive evidence of the sustained economic and social impact of EPSRC's investments in engineering and physical sciences (EPS) research. This report, and its companion leaflet, presents the findings of an analysis of the REF EPS impact case studies, carried out by EPSRC.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) has revealed comprehensive evidence of the sustained economic and social impact of EPSRC's investments in engineering and physical sciences (EPS) research. This summary report, and the full version, presents the findings of an analysis of the REF EPS impact case studies, carried out by EPSRC.

The ‘ICT Perspectives on Big Data Analytics’ workshop was held on 3 March 2015 in Birmingham. It aimed to bring together researchers from across the ICT landscape to engage in discussion and identify future research challenges in Big Data Analytics, from the perspective of the ICT community.

Issued Summer 2015 - The Science behind the Theory of Everything

This Vision outlines where the UK should contribute to the worldwide development of fusion energy over the next twenty years. Updated from the original Vision published in 2010, it defines where the UK is helping to secure the world's long-term energy supply through the development of fusion energy and how the UK aims to benefit from the opportunities arising from fusion-related research in the UK and elsewhere.

This study, sponsored and supported by the Association of the Engineering Doctorates (AEngD) and the EPSRC, aims to understand the impact of the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programmes provided by the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Centres and the more recently established Industrial Doctorate Centres (IDCs).

The Future Intelligent Technologies (FIT) workshop was held over two days, on 24 and 25 February 2015, in Oxford. It aimed to bring together researchers able to contribute to the next generation of intelligent technologies, to consider the future challenges and opportunities across this broad landscape.

This document presents the results of a review of the state of the UK research area of Analytical Sciences.

Details of the 2014-15 research proposal funding rates.

EPSRC's Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15 reviews our work and achievements through the year, illustrating how we have continued to work in partnership to maximise our investment in world class research in order to deliver the impact so vitally important to the UK.

EPSRC's Key facts and figures 2015.

This newsletter includes articles on: Pathways to Impact, Return for amendment, College working group, Peer Review responsibilities, Introducer scores and Unavailability.

Brochure about the RCUK Energy Programme's activities in the area of offshore wind power generation.

With an annual budget of around £800 million, EPSRC is the largest investor in engineering and physical sciences research and doctoral training in the UK.

EPSRC held a Programme grants holders workshop in February 2015. The aim of this workshop was to bring together the holders of these awards to discuss and share their experiences of the running and managing of these awards, and explore how the scheme could evolve to better meet the needs of future research delivery.

The Research Councils communication capability reviews are part of a series of reviews across Whitehall departments, arm's length bodies and agencies. All seven councils were reviewed, and also the central partnership body, Research Councils UK (RCUK), along with the collective work of the RCs. This report looks at the communications activity of EPSRC.

The National Quantum Strategy outlines how quantum technologies represent a billion-pound opportunity for the UK economy.

A special 20th anniversary edition covering EPSRC’s first twenty years. Perfect bound inside and covers.

EPSRC held a New Materials for RF and Microwave Technologies workshop in December 2014. The aim was to build a picture of the research challenges relating to RF and microwave technologies where existing or new materials could produce a step change in performance or ability and identify materials that could enable these changes.

This report provides quantitative and qualitative estimates of the economic impact of the UK's investment in engineering research and post-graduate training, across the economy overall and (where possible) distinguishing contributions to different sectors and areas of activity.

Key findings from the full report "Assessing the economic returns of engineering research and postgraduate training in the UK".

The development and exploitation of advanced materials requires access to sophisticated characterisation techniques and EPSRC’s SuperSTEM facility is at the forefront of the advanced imaging and analysis of materials for a wide range of applications. This brochure highlights some of those applications.

The EPSRC Mathematical Sciences theme has undertaken a review of its mathematical biology portfolio. This report summarises the key findings of the review and will inform EPSRC's on-going management of the portfolio. (Update (April 2015): A response from EPSRC to the Review of Mathematical Biology, can be found in the appendix of the report.)

What should the UK make, and which technologies should it master to be the best at manufacturing these products? EPSRC's Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, in collaboration with industry, are helping chart the way forward. Their job - to enable the commercial development of the key discoveries in university manufacturing research.

The 14th edition of our magazine - EPSRC, the second decade: 2004-14

The report incorporates highlights from the year including an £838 million leverage on our research and training investment, the launch of a new national high-performance computing service and a new iPad-based early-warning system for hospital patient monitoring.

Facts and figures relating to the Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE) and Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARCC) programmes.

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