Recognising inspiration

Science is the key to creating a more prosperous society for us all; fuelling growth and innovation, and providing solutions to some of the biggest problems we face.

EPSRC is at the heart of UK innovation: generating the fundamental knowledge that fuels economic and social prosperity, and investing in the skilled people who drive research forward. We support the very best researchers throughout their careers by fostering their ambition, innovation and adventure. To celebrate the incredible innovation that has taken place over recent decades and, in particular, the researchers that have led that innovation, EPSRC launched the RISE awards in 2014 which honoured some of the best, both as established leaders in their field and as futures leaders in emerging fields.

In 2017 the RISE Making Connections call was issued and 15 EPSRC-supported researchers were successful and received Public Affairs and Media Training. In addition to the training these RISE Connectors received funds to help establish and develop their own connections with the aim of promoting engineering and physical sciences to a wider audience including parliamentarians, government departments, academia, industry, and the public.

Please note that the RISE Talkaoke video is now available on YouTube.