As the Year of Engineering gets underway, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced support for 28 pioneering new research projects.
EPSRC, alongside the UK’s other Research Councils and Innovate UK, is supporting the Year of Engineering, a year-long government-wide campaign to celebrate UK engineering and inspire a new generation into engineering careers.
Throughout 2018, hundreds of organisations across the UK will showcase the world of engineering and look to inspire the next generation of engineers by bringing young people face-to-face with engineering experiences and role models.
And as the Year of Engineering is launched, Monday 15 January 2018, EPSRC has announced an investment of £6.6 million through the Engineering for a Prosperous Nation call to support projects with potentially transformative impact in fields ranging from autonomous vehicles to energy storage and healthcare technology.
As part of the Engineering for a Prosperous Nation call, EPSRC encouraged bids for creative, novel engineering research projects with the potential to contribute to EPSRC’s four Prosperity Outcomes for the UK.
Applicants submitted anonymous outline proposals before pitching their ideas in a Dragon’s Den-style interview process.
Twenty-eight projects at 17 different universities, including Sheffield Hallam University have been supported, with grants awarded to researchers across all career stages and representing a diverse range of fields.
Read more about the EPSRC’s article here
Read more about Dr Paul Bingham’s (MERI) successful bid here