UWE Bristol fine print research showcased at national event hosted by Research Council UK

Issue date: 02 July 2015


Professor Stephen Hoskins

Professor Stephen Hoskins, Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been invited by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to represent the creative industries at the Research Councils UK (RCUK) 'Research Innovate Grow' event today, Thursday 2 July, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

The event brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading researchers, parliamentarians and policymakers who will present on leading research work and discuss how to ensure that the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, develop innovation and grow business.

The presentation by Professor Hoskins will include insights into the ground-breaking research undertaken by the team at the CFPR into 3D print into ceramics

A film that describes the variety of projects funded through the research councils features the work of the CFPR alongside some of the best research work currently happening in the UK today.

Professor Hoskins said, “Our research centre, set up in 1998, has received significant awards from the AHRC; this funding has enabled us to realise some important and exciting work, particularly in respect of our work in 3D ceramic printing.

“We know that the research carried out in the UK is world leading and the event in London provides an incredible opportunity for us to show that research at UWE Bristol is gaining national and international recognition by RCUK.”

Professor Hoskins will be joining more than 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading researchers, parliamentarians and policymakers for an exciting and interactive showcase event, which demonstrates the Research Councils' ambition to ensure the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business.

The Research Councils UK (RCUK) event highlights some of the ground-breaking and innovative research funded by the seven Research Councils through interactive exhibits, with the researchers involved talking about their work with attendees.

Professor Rick Rylance, Chair of RCUK, said, “We are delighted to be holding such an exciting and engaging event to show how the UK is a world leader in research and innovation, with a reputation for excellence of which we are immensely proud. We truly punch above our weight on the global stage in terms of the quality of research we produce and its high impact on economic growth and prosperity. Strong, sustained investment in the UK research base is essential to strengthen and let fly the excellence, creativity and impact of the UK's world leading researchers, innovators and businesses. We need to invest now to secure its future.”

Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson, who is introducing the event, said, “Today is another fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the impact of our world-leading research base in driving technological innovation, promoting investment and informing public policy. Today's theme – 'Research, Innovate, Grow' – precisely captures the important role that great science and research have to play in our long-term economic plan.”

The Research Councils' ambition is to ensure the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business.

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