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As microorganisms become resistant to antimicrobial treatments, including antibiotics, there is a very real possibility that the drugs we have come to rely upon may become obsolete. The UK Research Councils support research, capability and training to pursue a range of strategies to tackle this global problem.

An automated system which allows the culture of a large number of stem cells has been developed and systems worth £20.1 million sold, as the result of research undertaken with Loughborough University

The UK economy loses £24 billion (1.6 per cent of the country's GDP) every year because of problems with friction, wear and lubrication in transport, manufacturing, energy and life sciences.

Wireless signal coverage inside buildings is often poor because the building materials absorb much of the external signal.

Spin-out company formed from EPSRC-sponsored research is to transform industry’s ability to electronically monitor extreme environments.

Intelligent Energy, an independent fuel cell company has received £38 million from the Singapore Government’s sovereign wealth fund.

An internet service which allows scientists to find antibodies is now the largest antibody search engine in a $2billion industry

Technology developed at the University of Aberdeen is contributing to the ‘big data’ revolution.

National energy grids occasionally suffer from catastrophic events leading to large-scale blackouts that impact on millions of people creating costly and dangerous disruption

Ground-breaking research into strained layer quantum well lasers by Professor Alf Adams in the 1980s helped shape the modern world.

Pioneering software that could help trains get to the right place at the right time.

It is estimated that almost 2.4 million battery-electric vehicles will be sold worldwide in 2020

It is forecast that there will be a £930 billion global investment in building new reactors and £250 billion in decommissioning.

It is estimated that every £1 spent on increasing resilience to extreme weather across Europe could yield £4 in potential damages avoided.

EPSRC-funded technology has been used in a mobile phone scheme that allows Oxfam customers to find out the stories behind its second-hand goods.

Drug influenced driving is on the rise with recent figures showing that nearly one in five motorists have driven while using illegal or prescription drugs.

Pioneering engineering to test whether the foundations of buildings under demolition or reconstruction can be reused.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a sensing system for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing.

Running shoes that meet individual athletes’ needs - delivering more comfort, better performance and improved protection from injury - are being produced as a result of groundbreaking EPSRC-funded research at Loughborough University.

With 85 percent of the world’s online population sending their details when shopping and banking on the World Wide Web, an EPSRC-sponsored research team have discovered a weakness in encryption software.

3D computer software that can create and test automation systems before they’re even built is set to save manufacturers millions of pounds, while increasing their global competitiveness.

A mobile phone App designed to give people in Africa the power to improve sanitation in their communities could help prevent the spread of diseases, which contribute to the high rates of child mortality.

Prefab houses suffer from a bad stigma but a new modular house building system which reduces the construction time by three weeks could help the construction industry keep up with the high demand of building new houses.

The internet industry is worth an estimated £100 billion to the UK. EPSRC is investing £7.2 million in research that could revolutionise the internet, making it much faster and more efficient.

Technology developed by an EPSRC-sponsored research team at the University of Sheffield could lead to more efficient car engines - and huge fuel savings for motorists.

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