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Robotics and AI get £93m in Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Robotics and AI get £93m in Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Business secretary Greg Clark announces spending breakdown for first areas to receive investment through the fund
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Public Technology website covers ISCF investments

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Robotics consortium in offshore technology funding boost

Robotics consortium in offshore technology funding boost | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
A consortium of universities aims to develop robotic and artificial intelligence technologies for offshore use.
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BBC Scotland's coverage of the funding announcement for the ORCA Robotics Hub

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Government unveils £68m robotics and AI investment

Government unveils £68m robotics and AI investment | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
More than £68m of investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) projects aimed at improving safety in extreme environments has been unveiled by the government.
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£84 million in Artificial Intelligence funding | Business Leader News

£84 million in Artificial Intelligence funding | Business Leader News | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
More than £68 million of investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for robotics and artificial intelligenc
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Coverage of the announcement of the four successful Hubs with a quote from CEO InnovateUK

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Harwell scientists form new 'cluster' to tackle global energy problems

Harwell scientists form new 'cluster' to tackle global energy problems | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
AN ENERGY revolution could be kick-started in Oxfordshire with the creation of a new ‘cluster’ of high tech companies and researchers.
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Local coverage of the launch event at Energy cluster at Harwell

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Britain's £246m battery challenge won't solve energy storage problem

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IMECHE publlciation takes issue with the level of investment in energy storage

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Business secretary announces founding partners of £65M battery technology institute

Business secretary announces founding partners of £65M battery technology institute | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Business Secretary has today announced the universities that will lead pioneering research into next generation of battery technology
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Coverage of funding announcement by Greg Clark

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New £65 million research institute to make UK global leader in electric battery technology | Express & Star

New £65 million research institute to make UK global leader in electric battery technology | Express & Star | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Faraday Battery Institute will use the best minds from seven founding partner universities to make UK global leader in battery research
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Express and Star cover the funding announcement for the Faraday Institution following EPSRC press release

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Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook

Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The immense popularity of social media seems to have redefined “privacy” from the sense of keeping information secret to being in control over how information is shared – among friends, colleagues, companies…
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The article was written by Arosha K Bandara who receives funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Research Council, the Qatar National Research Foundation and the UK National Cyber Security Programme. Arosha is Senior Lecturer in Computing at The Open University.
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Scientists have taken an important step towards the possibility of creating synthetic life with the development of a form of artificial evolution in a simple chemistry set without DNA.

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The paper, titled ‘Evolution of oil droplets in a chemorobotic platform’, is published in Nature Communications today. The research was supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Energy-harvesting sensors go sky high

Energy-harvesting sensors go sky high | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it

Engineers from Lancaster University are developing wings able to generate and store electricity from vibrations within them for use in other aircraft systems. The research is part of a wider £1 million project led by BAE Systems called En-come, that aims to develop an aircraft able to stay in the air for long periods of time without having to re-fuel.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded project is a three-year collaboration led by Exeter University and including UCLAN in Preston, BAE Systems, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Westland Helicopters, the Knowledge Transfer Network and several other companies.

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Four UK hubs to make 'spooky' quantum physics useful

Four UK hubs to make 'spooky' quantum physics useful | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Ultra-precise atomic clocks and quantum computing are among the technologies getting a boost from the UK government.


Four groups have been selected to share £120 million (US$188 million) to take their quantum research out of the lab and into industrial application.

 

 
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The four hubs will be led by the universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York. 

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Dyesol signs agreement with UK research centre

ASX-listed solar firm's agreement to boost UK commercialisation goal.The agreement plays a critical role in Dyesol's plans to establish a commercial base in the United Kingdom to develop, manufacture and distribute its solid-state DSC technology, the company said."

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Government invests £15m in AI and robots to make work safer

Government invests £15m in AI and robots to make work safer | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The UK's innovation agency is looking to build expert teams to make work less dangerous
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InnovateUK announce £15 million competition as part of the ISCF

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ISCF Sets £68M for Robotics and AI Development

ISCF Sets £68M for Robotics and AI Development | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is awarding £68 million to the latest ground-breaking research and innovation projects in robotics and artificial intelligence systems.
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Subsea World  coverage of ISCF Challenge announcement

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Robots to help work in extreme conditions - Yorkshire Post

Robots to help work in extreme conditions - Yorkshire Post | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
A multi-million pound fund has been established to develop robots to operate in some of the most extreme environments including space, deep mining and the off-shore wind industry.
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Regional coverage of the funding for Robotics Hubs

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Birmingham Uni secures funding for robotics & AI centre

Birmingham Uni secures funding for robotics & AI centre | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
A consortium of eight universities, led by Birmingham Uni, has secured £42m of new investment to fund the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics.
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The Manufacturer covers the funding of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics at Birmingham.

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Charging into the future - How battery technology is reshaping the grid

Charging into the future - How battery technology is reshaping the grid | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Perfecting large-scale battery technology is high on the agenda for the government. Stuart Nathan reports on the latest developments.
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Examination of various battery facilities around the world and an end paragraph on what is happening in the UK

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Faraday Challenge: white elephant, or future of research funding? | THE News

Faraday Challenge: white elephant, or future of research funding? | THE News | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Science policy experts have concerns about the effectiveness of new UK government support model
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Times Higher Education debates the merits of the Faraday Battery Challenge

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Government announces £246m battery investment

Government announces £246m battery investment | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The government has launched a new £246m battery technology investment programme, known as the Faraday Challenge.
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Te Engineer cover the announcement of the Faraday Battery Challenge

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Seven universities announced to lead battery institute

Seven universities announced to lead battery institute | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Business secretary Greg Clark has announced the universities that will lead research into the next generation of battery technology at the Faraday Battery Institute.
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Coverage following EPSRC press release on funding announcement

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Scientists resolve spin puzzle

Scientists resolve spin puzzle | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of York have helped to uncover the properties of defects in the atomic structure of magnetite, potentially opening the way for its use in producing more powerful electronic devices.
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Dr Keith McKenna, an EPSRC Fellow led the team at the University of York. The research, which was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is published in Nature Communications.


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Machine donation marks start of new partnership between Mitsubishi and University - The University of Nottingham

Machine donation marks start of new partnership between Mitsubishi and University - The University of Nottingham | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
To support EDM research, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has also provided a grant of nearly £200,000 to enable Adam Clare and his colleagues to investigate EDM technology from a new perspective.
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To support EDM research, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has also provided a grant of nearly £200,000 to enable Adam Clare and his colleagues to investigate EDM technology from a new perspective. 

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Photodetectors for better control of artificial limbs - E & T Magazine

Photodetectors for better control of artificial limbs - E & T Magazine | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Wearable sensors detecting muscle contractions developed by Scottish researchers could help amputees gain better control over prosthetic limbs.
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The study was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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Li-Fi Gets Ready to Compete With Wi-Fi - IEEE Spectrum

Li-Fi Gets Ready to Compete With Wi-Fi - IEEE Spectrum | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Haas’s group, along with researchers from the Universities of ­Cambridge, Oxford, St. Andrews, and Strathclyde, are halfway through a four-year, £5.8 million project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, in the United Kingdom
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