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Being able to extend the shelf life of packaged food by just one day could substantially reduce the seven million tonnes of food which are discarded in the UK every year.

Lower back pain affects 80 percent of the population at some point in their lives, costing billions to the NHS and the wider economy through sickness leave.

EPSRC-sponsored researchers are tackling how to reduce the demand for carbon emission intensive materials.

EPSRC-sponsored researchers at University of Leeds have created a ‘non-invasive’ dental treatment which could help the 31 percent of adults affected by tooth decay.

EPSRC-sponsored engineers at Loughborough University have developed an innovative 3D printing technique to create customised panels for large-scale buildings.

A software tool which protects the functionality and security of computer systems has been developed by EPSRC sponsored researchers at University of Oxford.

Award-winning technology developed by Syrinix, a company set up to commercialise EPSRC-sponsored research at the University of East Anglia, has developed ‘listening’ technology that can help reduce treated water lost every day in the UK.

In 2011, Demon, an unmanned aircraft developed through EPSRC’s Strategic Partnership with BAE Systems, became the first aircraft in the world to fly without the use of flaps - and into the Guinness Book of World Records

Wonder material graphene, the strongest, thinnest material there is, has a host of amazing potential applications - from flexible electronics to superlight aircraft.

Aquamarine Power, a hydro-electric wave energy company set up to commercialise EPSRC-funded research, has installed two unique Oyster wave energy converters at its offshore Orkney site.

Cheap solar power might soon be possible thanks to a new type of flexible, organic solar panel developed by an EPSRC-sponsored research team at the University of Warwick and Molecular Solar Ltd.

OXEMS, a company created to commercialise EPSRC-funded research, has developed a unique sensor device to detect underground assets such as water pipes, sewers and cabling without the need for excavation.

The European Space Agency’s Galileo satellite navigation system is being launched with technology developed by British satellite manufacturers Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

An award-winning airport baggage scanner, developed by Rapiscan Systems and the University of Manchester, has been successfully tested at Manchester Airport.

In an industry with an export value to the UK of £2 billion, counterfeit whisky bootlegging is a serious and expensive problem.

An ultra-low-cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by EPSRC-sponsored engineers at Newcastle University.

LED lighting technology has the potential to slash electricity consumption by 15 percent - reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 23 million tonnes.

1,300: The number of new doctoral level manufacturing engineers thanks to a ten-year EPSRC investment programme in 15 dedicated Innovative Manufacturing Research Centres (IMRCs).

EPSRC-sponsored research at Cranfield University has led to world-record depths in subsea welding technologies used to repair and maintain vital offshore gas and oil pipelines, oil rigs and tidal energy systems.

EPSRC-sponsored chemists from the University of Bristol have perfected a much quicker way to create synthetic prostaglandins.

Research at the EPSRC-funded Loughborough University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre has helped replace copper wiring used in cars with printed flexible circuits.

EPSRC-sponsored scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered how to change the colour of the world’s most precious metal, gold.

A major independent survey of leading research-intensive employers closely links PhD-holders with increased company performance and a host of other benefits.

Over 1.6 billion people - one fifth of the world’s population - lack access to electricity via a grid, and pay high prices for fuels such as kerosene to serve their basic needs.

Of all clothes currently bought online, up to 60 percent are estimated to be returned to the retailer.

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