- Work underway on 'University Enterprise Zone'
Construction work has started on one of the first University Enterprise Zones (UEZ) in the country at UWE Bristol.
- Bristol Business School graduate organises UWE Bristol's first TEDx talk
The University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Student Union is preparing to host the University's first TEDx talk, which will take place on Saturday 23rd January 2016, 11:00 – 16:00.
- Helping airlines clean up their act: Dirt detector could slash emissions
Airlines could significantly reduce their fuel bills and carbon footprint thanks to a new device being developed with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter
A pair of socks embedded with miniaturised microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer's footsteps has powered a wireless transmitter to send a signal to a PC. This is the first self-sufficient system powered by a wearable energy generator based on microbial fuel cell technology.
- 'Most influential Bristolians under 24' features UWE Bristol rising stars
UWE Bristol Filmmaker, Isabelle Rose Neill and Samantha Payne, COO, Open Bionics, have been included in Rife Magazine's 2015 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.
- Innovate UK funding for assistive robotic system will offer a 'new perspective on ageing'
A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay independent in their own homes as they age.
- Anxiety app designed by UWE experts achieves half a million downloads in over 100 countries
A free self-help app for anxiety (SAM app) conceived and co-designed by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been downloaded by over 500,000 users from around the globe in more than 100 countries since its launch in July 2013. It has been in the top 100 Health and Fitness Apps in 85 countries and received thousands of positive reviews.
- Head-mounted virtual reality could help people with autism learn social skills and develop employment opportunities
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world
5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol
A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.
- West of England LEP is top for business start-ups
The region covered by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been rated as the best of the 39 LEP areas across the country for its record on business start-ups.
- From amputee to super hero - Open bionics unveil Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids
Open Bionics, the company based in the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has announced the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees that feature Disney themes.
- UWE Bristol leads on international robotics competition
More than 40 robots, 120 participants and 16 teams have gathered together in Piombino, Italy to compete at the euRathlon '15 Grand Challenge, led by UWE Bristol.
The 90-hour long robotics competition, hosted near a thermal power plant at Torre del Sale, is designed to test the ability of robots to help out during natural and man-made disasters.
- UWE research collaboration to go on show as part of London Design Festival
Mobile working is on the rise in the UK, with more and more people travelling for work or being away from home for extended periods of time, which has significant implications for work-life balance and family life. Someone working Monday to Friday in a location away from home might miss out on valuable time spent with a young family, while another worker travelling for long periods may have difficulties finding time to spend with a partner.
- New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently
Launch of the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living facility in the Bristol Robotics Lab
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Frenchay Campus – Wednesday 9 September 2015
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is launching its latest project – the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living (ARPAL) facility - that will enable robotics researchers, elderly people with assistive needs and those supporting them, to work together to devise and test new robotic solutions in a home environment.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.