Energy Research Moves into a new ERA
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

Energy Research Moves into a new ERA

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s pre-election budget on Wednesday 17 March signalled a real statement of intent to unleash the expertise locked up in the Midlands linked to manufacturing and leadership in energy related research and innovation.  It was also a signal that Government recognise the size of the challenge and opportunity connected with the transformation … Continue reading

Cutting-edge robotic techniques in development to assist nuclear waste clean-up
Research

Cutting-edge robotic techniques in development to assist nuclear waste clean-up

The UK legacy nuclear waste clean-up problem is now the largest environmental remediation project in the whole of Europe, with estimates for the clean-up cost ranging as high as £100 billion over the next few decades. For academics, this is a chance to develop truly cutting edge robotics technologies, for an application that has tremendous societal … Continue reading

Birmingham set to lead the way on the Cold Economy
Cold Economy

Birmingham set to lead the way on the Cold Economy

Professor Richard Williams, Head of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham Last week the Carbon Trust issued a call for the Government and industry to collaborate to enable the UK to seize the opportunity of becoming the global leader in developing low-carbon cooling technologies for an emerging ‘cold economy’. The report The Emerging … Continue reading