Recent activities and developments


In 2018 the Physical Sciences theme held a number of workshops to engage with academics across career stages as well as industry who collaborate with physical sciences researchers.

An Industry Engagement workshop was held in London in February 2018. This brought together industry representatives from 50 different companies who engage with the physical sciences community. The delegates shared best practice in developing mutually beneficial relationships between industry and academia and we gathered industry perspectives to inform planning of future activities to facilitate academia-industry collaborations.

Two further workshops for our Early Career Researchers were held in March 2018, following on from the first two workshops in 2017. These new workshops were held in Glasgow and Nottingham. The aim of these was an introduction to EPSRC and UKRI, explanation of our peer review process, publicise the funding routes available and to answer questions from the researchers.

In September 2018, we held our Large Investment Holders Workshop in Bristol. The workshop brought together researchers who hold large grants relating to the physical sciences theme; in order to network, share best practice and input on strategic areas of work such as future big projects, ED&I, and industry engagement.


In 2019 the Physical Sciences theme is hoping to hold some community engagement workshops in a number of different research areas. More information will be available soon.