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The EPSRC-supported Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton is acknowledged as a world leader in photonics, optical telecommunication, optical materials and high-power lasers, and is testament to the value of long-term investment in blue-skies and application-driven research.

EPSRC-supported researchers at Loughborough University have developed a new fault-tolerant points mechanism that could revolutionise the global rail industry.

EPSRC-supported researchers at the University of Bristol, with international partners, have harnessed the strange world of quantum mechanics to ensure that online data – from bank transactions and internet shopping to the data used in systems that maintain critical infrastructure – is safe at all times.

An EPSRC-supported research team have developed a safer, greener method for conserving waterlogged wooden artefacts, such as those recovered from Henry VIII’s ship, the Mary Rose.

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of MRI scan to predict the risk of having a stroke.

University of Edinburgh scientists have unlocked the secret of slower-melting ice cream, thanks to a new food ingredient.

Consequential Robotics, an award-winning University of Sheffield spin-out company, is developing companion and assistive robotic systems that will enhance quality of life as people age.

Research by EPSRC-supported scientists at the University of Sheffield has shed unprecedented light on the behaviour of blasts produced by landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and could aid the development of enhanced protection for UK soldiers on military, peace-keeping and humanitarian missions.

Research into data mining and statistical analysis by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), has created more competitive insurance products while pioneering key advances in computer science and statistics for industry.

A University of Salford research project has found clear evidence that well-designed primary school classrooms boost children’s learning progress in reading, writing and maths.

Radical sound-absorbing technology reuses 95% of production waste

Researchers at the EPSRC Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) at the University of Cambridge, working with leading supermarket chain, Waitrose, have developed a more aerodynamic trailer design for articulated vehicles – cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around seven per cent.

Scientists and preservation experts joined forces to help save historic York Minster Cathedral from decay and erosion.

A global leader in a sector synonymous with rapid technological evolution, BT is firmly at the forefront of communications innovation in multiple markets.

As the world's largest oilfield services company, Schlumberger is continuously engaged in developing new capabilities designed to deliver increased value for customers while ensuring cost-effective, environmentally sensitive exploitation of oil and gas reserves.

'Servitization' unlocks the secrets of long-term business success. How can UK manufacturers survive and thrive in a ferocious global business environment?.

Without innovative research, medical breakthroughs that help people live better for longer would not be possible. Moreover, finding new ways of tackling healthcare challenges increasingly depends on closer collaboration between different disciplines and between different research and funding organisations.

Partnership provides space for success.

Professors Miles Padgett and Lee Cronin, from the University of Glasgow, have joined forces once again to design, build, and test a new type of high resolution 3D printer system – capable of creating complex shapes at microscopic levels.

Professor Paul Newman leads the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG), which is at the cutting-edge of UK research into mobile autonomy.

Researchers at the ITRC have developed a national model to aid long term planning and to provide the intelligence to adapt the UK infrastructure.

Potholes, cracked roads, and flooded railway lines cost the country millions in delays, repairs and compensation - but science can reduce the costs and the adverse impacts.

EPSRC / Rolls-Royce - the power of partnership.

EPSRC / P&G - UK research opens the road to growth.

With buried water pipes costing millions to replace being able to maintain them is vital. An EPSRC-sponsored research team at the University of Sheffield have been working with water companies to find ways to maximise performance of the UK water system that includes pipes over 100 years old.

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