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  • Graduate raises £80k to launch world's first magnetically-controlled pencil


    An award-winning graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set his sights on a career as a top-selling designer after inventing the world's first magnetically-controlled pencil.

  • Future Space at UWE Bristol opens for business


    The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation.

    Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and dedicated offices. Occupants will also access support from business advisers to help their companies grow.

  • Healthcare manufacture brought into our living rooms


    Imagine a future where patients are enabled to print tablets designed to their genetic makeup or where bespoke prosthetics could be printed locally on demand.

    A research network called 'Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network' (RiHN) led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) funding to investigate how technology advances could mean manufacturing of healthcare products are brought closer to users; in some cases as close as their own front room.

  • "They were so friendly and so kind and they really helped me out..."


    An animated Clearing advice video, produced by a UWE Bristol animation alumnus, and voiced by Hannah Regean, a current Biomedical Science student who went through the process, is just one of the many sources of information and advice the University has created, in order to make Clearing as simple and painless as possible for prospective students.

  • Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines


    New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.

  • Smart bricks will transform how buildings work


    Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create 'bioreactor walls' which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces

  • Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies


    Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.

  • Flying high:aerospace engineering student honoured by The Royal Aeronautical Society


    Charlie Muir, a third year MEng Aerospace Engineering student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) continues to receive plaudits from the aeronautical community as the current winner of The Royal Aeronautical Society's Under 25 NE Rowe Award.

  • Revolutionary 'Pee into power' invention takes centre stage at Glastonbury 2016


    The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running.

  • Open Bionics to bring 'Deus Ex' inspired augmentations to life


    Open Bionics - the multi award-winning robotics start-up, - Eidos®-Montréal - the award-winning video game studio that is the home of the Deus Ex® franchise - and Razer - a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers - have announced a partnership that will see them working together to bring Deus Ex inspired bionic augmentations to life.

  • Top award for robotics experts


    Robotics experts from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have won the 'Best Medical Paper Award' at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2016, one of the world's largest robotics conferences with some 2,500 delegates, that was held in Stockholm last month.

  • UWE Bristol successful in £5.2 million (€6.7m) EU project tackling air pollution


    Thousands of people across Europe will be invited to share their views on how to reduce air pollution and improve public health in six cities as part of a multi-million pound project featuring the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • Pioneers of green aviation: UWE students first in UK to build fully electric aircraft


    Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have begun a project aimed at developing one of the first fully electric research gliders to take flight in the UK.

  • Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers


    A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.

  • Students aiming to engineer triumph over uni rivals in drone 'fly off'


    Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will see their engineering skills put to the test when they go head-to-head with undergraduates from 11 other unis in a drone competition.

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