- Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial
Transport Minister, Claire Perry and Business Secretary, Vince Cable will launch the VENTURER consortium's driverless car trial today, giving the project the green light to test autonomous vehicles in the real world.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards'
Open Bionics team member, Samantha Payne has been shortlisted for the Women in Business 'Young Entrepreneur of The Year' award.
- Open Bionics Founder Joel Gibbard nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame
Joel Gibbard, the founder of Open Bionics, a business based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has been nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame 2015, which brings together and celebrates the most inspiring and innovative British Engineers.
- UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines
Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.
The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- Design an animal-inspired robot competition
The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working with Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Bristol Zoo Gardens to inspire young people to have a go at designing robots inspired by animals.
- Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard named Young Design Engineer of the Year
The British Engineering Excellence Awards have honoured Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard with the prestigious award of Young Design Engineer of the Year at a recent ceremony in London.
- Two UWE Bristol researchers amongst world's leading scientific minds
Two scientists from the University of the West of England have been listed in a report called 'Highly Cited Researchers 2014' that highlights 3,200 of the world's leading scientific minds.
- Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City
Friday 26 September will see Bristol's streets come to life as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the first time with a programme of free activities, giving the public the chance to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and meet the researchers responsible.
- UWE Bristol students gear up for world's largest student motorsport competition
Students from UWE Bristol are readying themselves to race in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.
UWE Spires Racing, comprised of 70 students from multiple disciplines across the University, will be one of the 114 teams from 38 different countries lining up on the grid at the event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
- UWE VC welcomes Local Growth Deal announced at BRL today
University of the West of England Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West has warmly welcomed the announcement of the Local Growth Deal made today by Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory on the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus.
- UWE Bristol to lead high-tech Enterprise Zone
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today announced that UWE Bristol has won government funding to set up one of four 'University Enterprise Zones' to be supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
- Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential Wi-Fi has to offer for live performances and specifically for the musical gloves used by the artist Imogen Heap.
- UWE Bristol researcher to feature in Horizons programme as it returns to BBC World News
Mobile phone runs on urine power – check out the video
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to feature in the new series of Horizons on BBC World News this weekend. The new series of Horizons uncovers technology that could change the world.