The Engineering Wales research network is open to all academics within Welsh HE institutions who are working in a field related to advanced engineering processes and materials and is supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
The core of the network is provided by the three Welsh Engineering Colleges at the Universities of Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea who come together to promote the best of engineering innovation from across Wales.
“Collaboration across Wales within the Sêr Cymru research networks is making a vital contribution to Welsh Government’s aim to develop the capacity of our research base and to grow the volume of competitively-won grant funding for our internationally excellent research.”
Professor Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales wishes to develop and sustain internationally excellent higher education in Wales.Read More
The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales with responsibility for the economy, education, health and the Welsh NHS, business, public...Read More
“This NRN Award provided the basis for Swansea University to be invited to join the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC). We are part of a multinational collaboration with over 40 academic partners and a network that provides unique opportunities to develop further fruitful collaborations.”Read More
Dr Cameron Pleydel-Pearce
TWI is a global leader in technology engineering providing research and consultancy to its members.Read More
“The Engineering Ser Cymru research network has been instrumental in strengthening existing, and developing important new, collaborations between the Engineering Schools in Wales.”Read More
Professor Paul Spencer, Dean of College of Physical and Applied Sciences
“Our Sêr Cymru project has led to the development of a novel device which will allow observation of the biological effects of microwaves in real time in cells under the microscope. This marks a major breakthrough in this field."Read More
Prof Adrian Porch
Academic and Industry Stakeholders
The Engineering Wales research network is open to all academics within Welsh HE institutions who are working in a field related to advanced engineering processes and materials and is supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. The core of the network is provided by the three Welsh Engineering Colleges at the Universities of Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea who come together to promote the best of engineering innovation from across Wales.
To generate and deliver social and economic value from innovative research requires close co-operation with a wide range of stakeholders. The Network closely co-ordinates with the Business and Economy division of Welsh Government through the office of the Chief Scientific Advisor for Wales and has extensive links with both local SMEs and major industrial companies within Wales such as Airbus, GE Healthcare, IQE, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Qioptiq, SPTS Technologies, Tata Steel and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. It is involved with strategic direction of research impact through the Welsh NHS trusts and consortia such as MediWales and the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum. We are also involved in promotion of Engineering disciplines at the UK level in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Campaign for Science and Engineering.