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Syma Khalid, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Southampton, discusses how high performance computer ARCHER has provided computational resource and brought researchers together to tackle COVID-19.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, EPSRC will play an essential and enhanced role in delivering the government's modern Industrial Strategy, driving economic and social prosperity in the UK, and decreasing the timescales between discovery research and impact.

Our vision is to ensure that the UK is the place where the most creative researchers can deliver world-leading research. Our Delivery Plan focuses on complementary objectives which underline what we want to achieve, how we will achieve it and the tools that will enable us to do so.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford PV.

Professor Tony Ryan at the University of Sheffield, talks about the plastic waste crisis and the 'Plastics - Redefining Single Use' project, which will look at single-use plastics in food and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, as well as their plastic ingredients and medical products.

EPSRC can help businesses engage with universities to create collaborations to improve their products and services. While we cannot fund businesses directly there are many ways for businesses of all sizes to work with us, and universities, to maximise opportunities and impact for all.

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.

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'.

One year on, some of our Prosperity Partnerships tell us how the first year of their projects have worked.

EPSRC considers what the world would be like without mathematical sciences research

Our staff offer their hints and tips on writing strong funding applications and tackle some of the common misconceptions around applying for EPSRC funding.

Four EPSRC staff discuss the funding options available to early career researchers and address common myths around applying for EPSRC funding.

Information correct at time of recording - August 2018.


In 2010, Professor Paul Newman, at the University of Oxford, became an EPSRC Leadership Fellow. Paul leads the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG), which is at the cutting-edge of UK research into driverless technology.

UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Fellowship scheme will support outstanding early career researchers and innovators moving towards and establishing their independence by providing long-term funding and the flexibility to tackle adventurous, difficult or multi-disciplinary areas that require fellowship support - attracting, developing and retaining research and innovation talent in the UK.

Fraser Burton, Head of University Partnerships, BT Research and Technology

Dr Simon Bittleston, Vice President Research, Schlumberger, talks about working with EPSRC

Dr Amanda Chmura at EPSRC provides an overview of the 2018 Centres for Doctoral Training Call.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between the University of Strathclyde and Babcock.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between the University of Exeter and QinetiQ.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between the University of Southampton and Rockley Photonics.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between the University of Lancaster and BT.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between the University of Nottingham and Rolls Royce.

EPSRC is a founding sponsor of BLOODHOUND SSC, which has undergone its first public tests ahead of a world land speed record bid.

EPSRC contributed to the making of the Security Institute/ITN Productions ‘Creating a Security Culture’ programme which highlights EPSRC’s investments within the field of Cybersecurity, bringing together different disciplines across academia and facilitating collaboration between academia and industry. It promotes the value of EPSRC’s support in ensuring the UK has the underpinning research and skills in place to tackle the Cybersecurity issues that are critical to every industry and sector.

EPSRC contributed to the making of the IET/ITN Productions ‘Engineering the Next Generation’ programme which highlights the importance of EPSRC’s investments in research and skills in relation to the emerging Industrial Strategy. It shows EPSRC’s role in facilitating collaborations between academia and industry to stimulate the economy, drive growth and create jobs whilst also illustrating the critical role of early fundamental research in the innovation landscape.

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between The University of Manchester and BP

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between University of Sheffield and Siemens Gamesa

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between University of St Andrews and M Squared Lasers

A short video on the new Prosperity Partnership project between WMG at the University of Warwick and Jaguar Land Rover

De-mystifying the EPSRC peer review process - from submitting your application to receiving your grant

Find out how EPSRC supported research at Queen Mary University of London could provide more insight into how birds communicate with each other.

Interview with Professor Alastair Florence - Director, EPSRC Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC) Hub

Interview with Professor Iain Todd - Director, Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powders and Processes (MAPP).

Interview with Professor Jane Jiang - Director, EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Interview with Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker - Director, EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Targeted Healthcare.

Interview with Professor Zhongyun Fan - Director, EPSRC Manufacturing Hub in Future Liquid Metal Engineering

We have committed to a balanced research portfolio of 60% community-driven research and 40% strategic intervention, by 2021. Find out how your research can make a difference...

How EPSRC gathered strategic advice and how the strategy is used in practice.

Why Balancing Capability is important for UK science and a theme perspective on the approach taken to renewing the research area strategies.

How research area strategies and trajectories were refreshed to take account of evolving circumstances during the last Delivery Plan.

On the worlds' stage for research, the UK punches well above its weight. EPSRC invests in world-leading research, discovery and innovation which benefit the UK economy and society as a whole.

The UK's first public trials of a self-driving car have attracted significant media interest this week.

EPSRC contributed to the making of the IET/ITN Productions' 'Engineering Around Us' programme which highlights the importance of work experience, as well as exploring the role of engineering in our everyday lives.

Professor Philip Nelson sets out the framework for the EPSRC Delivery Plan 2016/17 - 2019/20 around the four Outcomes of Productive, Connected, Resilient and Healthy.

Connected Nation Outcomes and Ambitions.

Healthy Nation Outcomes and Ambitions.

Productive Nation Outcomes and Ambitions.

Resilient Nation Outcomes and Ambitions.

EPSRC considers what may come next for the physical sciences and engineering.

Dr Steve Harris, Head of External Partnerships and Brokering at BAE Systems, talks about working with EPSRC.

Iain Foulkes, Executive Director, Strategy and Research Funding at Cancer Research UK, talks about working with EPSRC.

Paul Swift, Open Innovation Manager UK at Procter & Gamble, talks about working with EPSRC.

Neil Glover, Chief of Materials Research and Design at Rolls-Royce, talks about working with EPSRC.

Overview of EPSRC equipment funding and recent process changes

Discussion on peer review from the Research Offices workshop.

Overview of Responsible Innovation, Pathways to Impact and demonstration of the Healthcare Impact toolkit

Watch how EPSRC investment is changing the face of healthcare technologies and research in this film by ITN Productions and the Royal Society of Medicine, which highlights the critical importance of education and training for "Doctors of the Future".

16 interviews from the Manufacturing The Future Conference 2015

Advaith Siddharthan's research focuses on Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing. He is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen and is particularly interested in the effective communication of information to diverse users.

James Goulding leads the neo-demographics data science programme at the EPSRC-led Horizon Digital Economy Hub at the University of Nottingham, researching in the field of machine learning with Big Data.

John Baird is Head of the UK Research and Innovation Digital Economy Theme at the EPSRC.

Jonathan Legh-Smith directs BT's Strategic Research programme and manages BT's collaborative research partnerships with industry and academia. The Strategic Research programme addresses the longer-term opportunities and technical challenges facing the BT Group.

Liam Blackwell is Head of the Information and Communications Technology Programme at the EPSRC.

Miranda Mowbray is a data scientist working at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs, finding new ways of analysing data to detect attacks on computer networks. She completed her PhD research on Algebra, at London University and was awarded a fellowship of the British Computer Society in 2009.

Patrick Callinan specialises in leveraging data from databases, surveys and digital and social channels to generate product insights. Patrick is Lead Data Scientist at Channel 4, leading a team in work on recommendation engines, machine learning, and other “big data” projects.

Shini Somara is a factual-entertainment presenter for BBC One UK, having reported on pioneering technology and innovation for a variety of networks including BBC World News, BBC America, Sky and Discovery.

Sofia Olhede is professor of Statistics at University College London in the Department of Statistical Science. Her research interests include the theoretical underpinning of Big Data Analysis, including the analysis of network data, and heterogeneous observations in time and space.

John Baird is Head of the UK Research and Innovation Digital Economy Theme at the EPSRC.

Andy Stanford-Clark is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM's global Internet of Things team. He is an IBM Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in the Internet of Things, remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation and driving consumer behaviour change.

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where his research focuses on the Network Society, Digital Art and Technology, and the Internet of Things.

Jodie Eastwood is Project Manager at the Knowledge Quarter, a consortium of over 55 knowledge based institutions within a one mile radius of Kings Cross including Google, The British Library, the Wellcome Trust, Guardian News & Media.

Lucy Yardley pioneered the development of LifeGuide and the EPSRC-supported UBHave project. Her research addresses how best to both optimise user engagement with digital interventions and to integrate digital support for self-management of health with existing healthcare services.

Luke Savage is Academic Development Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

Mike Fraser FRSA is a British computer scientist. He is a Professor of Human-computer interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol.

Richard Harper is a sociologist and scientist who studies how new technologies shape us and how we in turn shape our technologies. He works at Social Shaping Research, before which he was Principal Investigator of the Microsoft Research group, led research teams at Xerox (Euro)Parc and was the director and founder of The Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey.

Working with Alwyn Seeds at UCL and with EPSRC funding, Richard Penty and Ian White developed a multi-service Radio over Fibre technology for in-building radio distribution. Since founding Zinwave Ltd they have also founded spin-out companies PervasID and eComm.

Are you ready to be thrilled? The Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub works with Thrill Laboratory to investigate how biosensing technologies can be used to enhance thrilling experiences across the creative industries. This project focuses on the use of wearable and networked sensors to develop unique live entertainment for TV, advertising, and public engagement.

What does the high street of the future look like? From an internet of printers between shopkeepers, to a mirror that plays music from your childhood when you look in to it, and a system that lets you donate your loyalty card points to charity, design artefacts and digital platforms developed by EPSRC-supported researchers provide insight into how design-led research can enhance the high street shopping experience.

Are you switching on to LEDs? The cost of LED manufacture could be cut by a factor of five by pioneering research that allows gallium-nitride crystals to be grown on silicon, rather than on sapphire. It is estimated that a worldwide move to LEDs, which are far more energy-efficient, would result in annual CO2 savings equivalent to the output of all the cars on the planet.

How can you analyse data that doesn't currently exist? The Neo-demographics project uses big data analytics to investigate how UK business can better interact with new markets in the developing world via novel forms of geo-demographic intelligence, from transport planning to disaster management in countries such as Tanzania.

No programming background? No problem. LifeGuide is a set of unique software resources that allows people without programming skills to create interactive websites and apps to support health.

Fancy experiencing resonant interaction? Resonant Bits is a fundamentally new way to interact with digital devices using rocking, shaking, swaying and wobbling. The concept arose in collaboration with Stuart Nolan, a research magician, whilst investigating new methods for measuring subconscious movements of the body.

Bored of bad cellphone coverage? EPSRC-supported Radio over Fibre system research at Cambridge and UCL was commercialised via the successful spin-out Zinwave Ltd. Zinwave’s products can provide a high speed cellular service using multiple input multiple output technologies (4G, LTE, MIMO) alongside more conventional services, such as 3G and wi-fi.

Can digital technologies bring people closer to nature? Two nature conservation projects: the reintroduction of red kites into the Black Isle by the RSPB, and a citizen science biological recording project BeeWatch have explored using Natural Language Generation technology to communicate environmental data and engage members of the public directly.

Are you interested in how digital technologies can revolutionise public health nationwide? FeedFinder and AppMovement are two digital tools that put communities in the driving seat, allow communities to create their own public health content and to become actively involved in commissioning their own public health services.

How do you create a novel yet familiar musical instrument? TouchKeys transforms the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface. Capacitive touch sensors on the surface of every key measure the position of each finger, allowing the player to intuitively add vibrato, pitch bends, timbre changes and other expressive effects just by moving the fingers on the key surfaces.

Can you communicate through a light-bulb? Breakthrough wireless communications systems using micro-LEDs could massively increase the available bandwidth for communications, opening up a new spectrum of possibilities, and create additional benefits such as increased security and energy savings.

EPSRC partnered with IET and ITN Productions to produce a special news programme entitled 'Working to Engineer a Better World'.

Leading sponsors of the ICT Pioneers competition explain how ICT research and world-leading researchers are advancing innovative technologies.

Showing the breadth and impact of EPSRC investments.

RISE Leader Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Nottingham University and Rising Star Dr Marianne Ellis, University of Bath meet with Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director Wellcome Trust.

RISE Leader Professor Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow and Rising Star Dr Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge meet with Dave Allen, GlaxoSmithKline.

EPSRC RISE Leader Professor Sadie Creese talks with Dr Jason Nurse about their research in the Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford.

CEO of EPSRC, Professor Philip Nelson, talks about EPSRC's strategic direction, and the Strategic Plan.

Professor Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh meets Jonathan Legh-Smith, BT.

Meets Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor, The Times

Dyson 360 Eye Robot vacuum cleaner on display at the EPSRC office.

Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester, meets Professor John Perkins, BIS, CSA.

Highlights from the final event for the RISE (Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers) Awards, in June 2014.

A debate on the topic of "inspirational leaders", held at the 2014 Cheltenham Science Festival.

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