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  • Double National Teaching Fellowship Award for UWE Bristol Lecturers


    Dr Karen Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Dr Jeanette Sakel, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics from UWE Bristol have each been awarded a prestigious national teaching fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contribution to excellence in teaching and learning.

  • Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards


    Open Bionics, a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is celebrating a double nomination in this year's Tech4Good Awards.

    Vitória Maurício, lead designer and modeller is a finalist for the Young People's Award and the start-up of four are also shortlisted for an Accessibility award. Both are also in the running for the People's Award category, voting online opened on 1 June, to vote visit:

  • Skin cancer detection kit, safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy


    Environment and Technology Degree Show 2015, Friday 5 to Saturday 16 June 2015, R Block, Frenchay Campus.

    A skin cancer detection kit for older men, a safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy that allows parents to interact with their children from the workplace are three of the most exciting and innovative exhibits at this year's Environment and Technology Degree Show.

  • Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected by top US hardware accelerator


    Silas Adekunle and the team at Reach Robotics are celebrating today as Reach announced it is joining Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator in San Diego, US. The accelerator will support the Reach team with the final challenging steps to the launch of their Mecha Monsters robot gaming system. “The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping robotics start-ups take their ideas to the next level and transform the world … one robot at a time.“

  • Open Bionics shortlisted for Inclusive Technology Prize


    Open Bionics has been named as one of the 25 innovations that will make the UK more accessible to the 1 in 5 people with disabilities.

    The start-up of four based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is one of 25 designers and entrepreneurs to have been shortlisted out of 200 pitches for the Inclusive Technology prize. They are now in with the chance to win a £50,000 prize for a technology, product or service that enables disabled people in the UK better access to life's opportunities.

  • A bionic model is born at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.


    Over the past few years the personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere.

    From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, people with disabilities are no longer waiting for health services to catch up, they are dragging their medical devices into the future on their own.

    These medical aids are getting a long-awaited makeover and today it's the turn of the bionic hand with Open Bionics unveiling of their latest 3D printed prosthetic at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.

  • Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity


    Excellent research carried out by UWE Bristol will be showcased in a new campaign launched by University Alliance today.

    The resource – which can be found at – contains more than 60 impact case studies submitted by Alliance universities to the REF 2014 exercise.

  • Open Bionics and Reach Robotics selected for UKTI trade mission in Japan


    Open Bionics and Reach Robotics, two robotics startups based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), recently represented 'the best of British innovation' as part of the 'Innovation is GREAT' campaign headed by the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William in Tokyo.

  • Bloodhound chief engineer to give update on current build status of supersonic car


    Chief engineer Mark Chapman will give a technology and engineering update on the Bloodhound Project on 12 March as part ofBritish Science Week 2015. The event will give those attending a chance to view the latest developments and build status of the supersonic car at the Technical Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol.

  • 'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones


    Launch of the 'Pee-Power' toilet - 5 March 2015 15:00 at UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus

    Link to video here

    A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity.

  • Research from UWE to be presented to MPs and ministers at Westminster


    Two UWE Bristol researchers have had projects selected for presentation to MPs and ministers at SET for Britain 2015.

    Iwona Gajda and Tareq Assaf, both from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a major research collaboration between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, will present posters outlining their projects on 9 March at SET for Britain 2015.

  • 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.

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