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    Ammonia for the deployment of a Zero-Carbon Economy

    13/09/2022

    IMechE lecture by Agustin Valera-Medina, Associate Professor at Cardiff School of Engineering

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    MediWales Connects

    29/06/2022

    The all Wales NHS collaboration conference, bringing together the health and care communities in Wales

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    EPSRC engineering net zero week

    20/06/2022

    Engineering net zero week will celebrate research being undertaken to achieve net zero ambitions.

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    FUNDING CALL: Manufacturing research hubs for a sustainable future

    16/06/2022

    Apply for funding to establish a large-scale, multidisciplinary research hub in support of manufacturing, environmental sustainability and net zero. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for EPSRC funding. DEADLINE - 16 June

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    Engineering Professors Council - EPC Annual Congress 2022: A Better World

    07/06/2022

    It will be held at UWE, Bristol, from 7th to 9th June 2022.

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    Digital transformation: Wales Data Nation Accelerator (WDNA) advancing new insight, foresight and intelligence from diverse data

    26/05/2022

    Discover how harnessing the power of data and AI can transform your organisation

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    Lunch and Learn - Spotlight on Photonics

    18/05/2022

    Photonics Connected is delighted to present this virtual Lunch & Learn event to explore the innovative and enabling role of photonics technologies in Wales.

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    Project METaL (Materials Education Training and Learning) videos and animations

    12/05/2022

    Project METaL (Materials Education Training and Learning) videos and animations

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    Pre-announcement: towards a circular bioeconomy for precious metal recovery and textiles

    04/05/2022

    Apply for funding to use biotechnological solutions that reduce environmental impact in either the textile industry or the recovery of precious metals.

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    Semiconductor and Integrated OptoElectronics (SIOE) Conference

    12/04/2022

    The Semiconductor and Integrated Opto-Electronics (SIOE) Conference will take place from the 12th of April to the 14th of April 2022 at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

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    An innovative biofactory will support Welsh farmers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    07/04/2022

    The striking anaerobic digestion system was unveiled by Biofactory Energy and Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, supported by Ambition North Wales.

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    FUNDING CALL - Healthcare technologies for infectious disease resilience

    31/03/2022

    Apply for funding to address infectious diseases, for example COVID-19, through healthcare technologies. DEADLINE: 31 March 2022

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    Shared Prosperity Fund Briefing

    30/03/2022

    A briefing explaining how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will work in practice, and compares it to the EU structural funding that it is intended to replace.

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    An Introduction to COST - webinar recording

    28/03/2022

    The presentation slides and video recording from UKRO's 'Introduction to COST' (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) webinar, which was held on 17 March 2022, are now available.

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    What do the UK Government’s levelling up plans mean for Wales?

    18/03/2022

    In a one-off evidence session, the Welsh Affairs Committee will hear from UK Government Minister Neil O’Brien MP on levelling up and intergovernmental relations. He will be joined by Sue Gray, Second Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

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    Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS)

    15/03/2022

    Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability is a conference, exhibition and showcase that will be held on 15th – 17th March 2022 online.

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    UKRI announce Horizon Europe guarantee notice and guidance

    15/03/2022

    The guarantee for UK beneficiaries in Horizon Europe is extended to cover a second wave of eligible successful applicants

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    Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century

    15/02/2022

    This two-day online event is a showcase of the excellent research happening in Wales (with special guests from leading EU institutions) which is helping to deliver agricultural systems fit for the 21st century.

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    FUNDING CALL - Digital Manufacturing

    03/02/2022

    Apply for EPSRC funding to support novel research into how digital approaches can be applied to improve manufacturing processes.

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    Demonstrating the Potential of Blockchain Challenge Fund

    27/01/2022

    Organised by Blockchain Connected, this Blockchain Challenge invites companies and organisations to share key issues, in order to connect with Blockchain Innovators and have a proof of concept funded.

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    FUNDING CALL - Prosperity Partnerships

    11/01/2022

    The EPSRC Prosperity Partnerships funding opportunity aims to fund business-led research that arises from an industrial need, with the work being co-delivered between the business and academic partners. DEADLINE FOR EOI: 16 November 2021

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    FUNDING CALL - High-risk speculative research ideas in engineering and ICT

    07/12/2021

    Apply for funding for new research ideas that are speculative, high risk, with potential for a high reward. Ideas must be within the remit of EPSRC’s engineering theme or information and communication technologies (ICT) theme. DEADLINE: 7 December 2021

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    Sustainability in Steel

    01/12/2021

    Sustainability in Steel | Bi-Annual Conference | 1 - 2 December 2021

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    Zienciewicz Lecture 2021

    24/11/2021

    This years guest speaker will be Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS, Julia King who will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Delivering Net Zero, the challenges ahead’. The event will be online this year.

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    Innovate UK Plan for Action announced

    23/11/2021

    Secretary of State of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, has announced the launch of the Innovate UK Plan for Action for UK Business Innovation.

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    NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace: Autumn 2021

    18/11/2021

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme.

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    FUNDING CALL - Pre-announcement: High-risk speculative research ideas in engineering and ICT

    09/11/2021

    EPSRC New Horizons pilot scheme - Apply for funding for new research ideas that are speculative, high risk, with potential for a high reward. Opening Date: 9 November

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    Driving the transition to a circular economy in Wales

    20/10/2021

    The inaugural running of Circular Revolution, an annual event bringing together industry, academia and government to showcase Wales at the forefront of the transition to a circular economy. The event is free and open to participants from all sectors regardless of prior knowledge on the area.

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    FUNDING CALL - Develop and integrate energy storage technologies at grid scale

    05/10/2021

    This is an opportunity for funding proposals in fundamental research which applies to energy storage at grid scale. This can be development of new storage technologies or integration of technologies to grid scale. DEADLINE: 5 October 2021

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    Photonics for Net Zero

    22/09/2021

    CSconnected, KTN, Photonics Leadership Group, Welsh Government, Photonics Scotland and Photonics Connected have teamed up to host an open innovation workshop on 22nd September, where leading organisations will be sharing some of the urgent Net Zero challenges that Photonics can address.

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    12th European Electric Steelmaking Conference

    13/09/2021

    The key aim of this 12th European Electric Steelmaking Conference is to provide a forum at which steelmakers, product specialists, and all other parts of the steel sector supply chain (including the academic community and research and technology organisations) can come together to share information and exchange knowledge on current and future developments across the broad spectrum of electric arc furnace steelmaking and its associated technologies.

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    FUNDING CALL - Developing engineering biology breakthrough ideas

    02/09/2021

    This opportunity aims to: seed the development of novel and high-risk ideas in engineering biology that will enhance the current potential impact of engineering biology in the UK; engage with new research communities and develop early exemplars in engineering biology, beyond current known applications.

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    FUNDING CALL - Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology

    31/08/2021

    The SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is an important part of growing SAMSUNG Electronics's academic research engagement and collaboration platforms. Selected GRO projects will be funded with one year. This project may be extended up to three years, based on annual research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG. Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome and acceptable.DEADLINE: 31 August 2021

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    SCoRE Cymru Call: Maximising engagement in Horizon Europe and Increasing Irish Sea co-operation

    30/08/2021

    The Horizon Europe Unit has launched a £60,000 funding competition offering 100% funding for two strands: to maximise engagement in Horizon Europe and increase cooperation around the Irish Sea. Deadline: 30 August 2021

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    Innovation Fund Provides €122 million to De-carbonisation Projects

    12/08/2021

    ​The EU's Innovation Fund is investing €122 million in small innovative projects aiming to bring low-carbon technologies to the market in energy intensive industries, hydrogen, energy storage and renewable energy.

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    UKRO Factsheet: European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST)

    27/07/2021

    UKRO has produced a new factsheet, which provides an overview of the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) funding scheme and COST Actions.

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    Funding Call - IETF energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies, Spring 2021

    14/07/2021

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation technologies for industrial processes. Deadline: 14 July 2021

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    Network Re-Launch Event

    29/06/2021

    ERNW Re-Launch Event - Tuesday 29 June - video now available - planned activities and how the Welsh Government Horizon Europe Unit can support your research applications.

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    National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP) Funding Calls

    24/06/2021

    UKRI-BBSRC in collaboration with EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC and NERC, are planning to launch two funding opportunities in summer 2021: Breakthrough awards and Transition awards

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    European Research and Innovation Days

    23/06/2021

    European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

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    Horizon Europe Work Programmes Published

    23/06/2021

    The European Commission has published the final versions of the Horizon Europe work programmes for the period 2021-2022 outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €14.7 billion in funding. Calls are expected to launch very shortly.

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    Horizon Europe Consortia Building Series

    14/06/2021

    This KTN Global Alliance webinar series, in partnership with UK National Contract Points (NCPs), will focus on pitching of project ideas and brokering partnerships for European Research and Innovation collaborations and networking #UKinHorizon

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    TFI Network+ Small Project Funding

    11/06/2021

    TFI Network+ invites proposals for short term projects (6 months or a maximum of £56k at 80% FEC) in the area of Energy Efficient Manufacturing within the Foundation Industries. Deadline: 11 June 2021

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    Call for Applications - L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme

    31/05/2021

    Applications are open for the 2021 Programme which will award five outstanding female early-career scientists a bursary of £15,000. Deadline: 31 May 2021

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    Webinar - UKRO Webinar - Become an Expert Evaluator in Horizon Europe

    26/05/2021

    UKRO is pleased to invite subscribers to our 'Become an Expert Evaluator in Horizon Europe' webinar, which will take place between 14:00 and 15:00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

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    KTN - Trusted Research for Industry Series – Launch Event

    17/05/2021

    Join KTN, CPNI, NCSC and industry leaders for the launch of the Trusted Research for Industry series where we will discuss the impact of security risks and what it means for industry when embarking on research projects.

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    Centre for Circular Metals - Launch event

    10/05/2021

    Virtual launch of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metals. Part of £22.5 million government investment into Circular Economy research. A vision to make the UK first country to fully circulate metals by 2050.

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    UK participation in Horizon Europe and other EU programmes confirmed

    04/05/2021

    The UK has announced that it will associate to Horizon Europe subject to ratification of the overall deal and finalisation of the regulations.

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    Photonics for...Europe

    29/04/2021

    This KTN event will provide an overview of the role of photonics in Horizon Europe, including the role of Photonics21 and PhotonHub. Opportunities for photonics businesses and researchers to take part in Horizon Europe will be highlighted, both in the core photonics area and across the wider programme.

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    Made Smarter | Innovation Network : Making Manufacturing Smarter Webinars

    14/04/2021

    The KTN is running this webinar series from 14 April to 29 June, focused on helping manufacturers and digital technology companies Make Manufacturing Smarter.

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    Achieving the best for Welsh Science

    24/01/2019

    From a spider silk super lens to aiding in the development of lighter prosthetic limbs; the NRN AEM has funded an array of engineering projects and we reflect on the past five years, its achievements and successes.

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    Engineering Wales 2018

    05/09/2018

    Engineering Wales is back for a second year looking at the future of funding in Wales. Click here to register now.

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    NRN AEM research into non-destructive testing wins top prize at international conference

    30/08/2018

    An NRN AEM academic from Cardiff University has scooped best conference paper at this year’s European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring Series (EWSHM).

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    NRN AEM Academic wins sought after EPSRC Fellowship

    27/08/2018

    Dr Maziar Nezhad of Bangor University and PI to NRN Project 105 has been awarded an Innovation Fellowship from EPSRC.

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    NRN PhD publishes in renowned journal CMAME

    18/07/2018

    PhD student, Eilir Pryse, whose work on stochastic systems has been published by Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME)

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    Find a PhD - opportunity between Cardiff University and Airbus Bristol

    14/06/2018

    Looking for a PhD centered on building a data-driven computational framework for robust design and optimisation of aircraft structures in collaboration with Airbus Bristol? Cardiff University are looking now.

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    NRN AEM Academic Helps Revolutionise Soil Research

    31/01/2018

    NRN141 PI, Bjornar Sandnes in conjunction with Swansea University's Complex Flow Lab have been exploring the intricate shapes that emerge when air is injected into soil.

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    Funding Call - Industrial Collaboration Awards (ICA)

    30/11/2017

    Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Advanced Engineering and Materials funding oppotunity for Industrial Collaboration Awards (ICA)

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    Challenges and Progress for Diversity in Science and Engineering

    30/11/2017

    The three Sêr Cymru Networks come together to celebrate and discuss diversity in science and engineering.

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    NRN Diversity in Science & Engineering

    28/11/2017

    The National Research Networks come together to host 'Diversity in Science.' An event aimed to increase awareness of barriers and challenges within a research environment and celebrate the diversity in the academic community - providing inspiration and advice to overcome such barriers.

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    NRN AEM Academic Shortlisted for Prestigious Prize

    09/11/2017

    NRN AEM Early Career Personal Research Fellow, Dr Liyang Yue of Bangor University has been shortlisted for the prestigious Newton Prize 2017

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    Engineering Wales 2017

    18/10/2017

    Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials hosts Engineering Wales 2017 this October.

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    Fellow joins team in winning prize for innovative ovarian cancer test

    04/10/2017

    NRN AEM fellow, Dr Sofia Teixeira, is part of the team of researchers from Swansea University who won an international award for a graphene biosensor based diagnostic test for ovarian cancer which is quicker, more accurate, less expensive and portable.

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    NRN AEM researchers develop a breakthrough microfluidic method

    01/10/2017

    NRN researchers produce a new microfluidics method that could address the production of bottleneck issues relating to the demand and cost requirements of inertial fusion energy (IFE).

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    Engineering Wales Conference-18th October 2017

    27/09/2017

    The countdown to Wales' first major engineering conference sets to bring academia and industry together to expose the engineering challenges and ingenuity's that we have here within Wales.

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    Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference 2017

    11/09/2017

    The Life Sciences Research Network hosts this year's PhD Conference at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

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    Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference 2017

    08/09/2017

    The second Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference brings together and presents the research of the PhD students within the 3 Sêr Cymru National Research Networks (NRNs). The NRN PhD students are vital to the future of Science and Engineering in Wales -  among them will be future leaders who drive Welsh research forward with major impacts for society and business.

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    The impact of the NRN AEM at the National Eisteddfod

    01/09/2017

    Reflecting on the impact the NRN AEM demonstrations had at this year's National Eisteddfod in Anglesey

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    NRN AEM at the National Eisteddfod 2017

    05/08/2017

    NRN AEM is taking part in this year's National Eisteddfod, Anglesey, showcasing an array of interactive scientific demonstrations in the Science Pavilion for science enthusiasts of all ages

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    Public Engagement Training Day

    13/07/2017

    NRN AEM are teaming up with Science Made Simple this July to aid NRN AEM PhD Students and Early Career Researchers in developing skills to bring engineering research to the masses.

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    Engineering Network student co-ordinates collaborative workshop to broaden research knowledge between academics

    30/06/2017

    Francesco Mazzali of NRN project NRN140 in conjunction with Rob Philips from Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University launch a workshop to reinforce collaboration between the same disciplines.

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    New Environmental Film Highlights Sustainable Energy Rsearch

    28/04/2017

    A new film, funded by the NRN AEM and UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has been produced which highlights research being carried out at Swansea University on CO2 capture and utilisation - looking at the future of renewable energy.

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    NRN AEM Researcher’s PhD Thesis Recognised as Best in Europe by ECCOMAS

    13/04/2017

    NRN AEM Research Assistant, Dr Rogelio Ortigosa Martinez, has thesis recognised as best in Europe by ECCOMAS.

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    NRN AEM Sponsors PVSAT-13

    07/04/2017

    We're proud to be one of the associate sponsors for this year's 13th Photovoltaic Science, Application and Technology Conference in Bangor. NRN AEM PI, Dr Jeff Kettle, will also stand as a guest speaker at the event.

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    'Molecular Gastronomy' Makes for Curious Science at 'Super Science Saturday'

    17/03/2017

    NRN AEM PhD Students showcase STEM Outreach skills as part of British Science Week

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    Engineering Networks Could Provide the Answer in Aiding Researchers with Crucial Industry Opportunities Post Academia.

    10/03/2017

    NRN AEM aids researchers in making unique collaborations with industry for future careers post academia.

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    'Welsh Science Initiative Flourishes' as Funding for Research into Life Threatening Diseases Secured

    07/02/2017

    NRN AEM academics have secured sought after EU funds to aide in vital medical engineering research.

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    Academia - Industry Collaboration is Vital to Pushing Science Forward

    30/01/2017

    Dr Liana Cipcigan reflects on the Industrial Secondment gained through the Royal Academy of Engineering with the National Grid and the impact this relation has to science.

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    Sêr Cymru NRN in Advanced Engineering and Materials - Annual Report 2016

    20/12/2016

    The Annual Report for the Sêr Cymru NRN in Advanced Engineering and Materials 2016.

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    Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) at eGOPV Conference 2016

    06/12/2016

    Watch PI for Project NRN094, Dr Jeff Kettle, talk Organic Photovoltaics as part of the eGOPV Conference 2016.

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    NRN AEM Academic Awarded World Class Industry Secondment

    25/11/2016

    Our Swansea University academic Dr Rajesh Ransing featured in the news this week as he was awarded an industry secondment through the Royal Academy of Engineering scheme.

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    NRN AEM Distinguished Lecture Series | Wednesday 23rd November 2016

    23/11/2016

    Cardiff University will play host to this year's Distinguished Lecture Series which will revolve around the topic 'Atoms to Applications for Compound Semi - Conductors.'

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    'Glow in the Dark Bacteria' highlights the risk electric microwave fields pose to health

    25/10/2016

    Led by our core partner academics in Cardiff University, Catrin F Williams and team have recently discovered the effects electric microwaves, similar to those emitted from mobile and WiFi technology, have upon a living organism.

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    From Concepts to Markets Through Collaboration

    11/10/2016

    CoInnovate brings together the world's leading innovators in the spirit of collaboration.

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    Inaugural Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference - Post Event Summary

    11/10/2016

    A look back at the launch of the Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference which took place on the 15th September 2016 at Swansea University's Bay Campus

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    Inaugural Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference

    15/09/2016

    Connecting early-career researchers across Wales

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    Sêr Cymru Inaugural PhD Conference

    09/09/2016

    We launch the inaugural Sêr Cymru Postgraduate conference this month and look forward to welcoming all PhD students from across the three networks, Advanced Engineering and Materials, Life Sciences and Low Carbon, Energy and Environment as well as TWI Ltd.

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    Spidersilk - Nature's Bio Superlens

    15/08/2016

    for paper W. Fan, B. Yan, Z. Wang, L. Wu, Three-dimensional all-dielectric metamaterial solid immersion lens for subwavelength imaging at visible frequencies. Sci. Adv. 2, e1600901 (2016).

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