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Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.

Research projects

Showing 25 articles, in Driving future economies

08 July 2022

How a new fibre is making UK manufacturing safer — and helping meet net zero targets

Our researcher has worked with industry to develop a new material for insulating furnaces which is safer for workers, more efficient for industry, and better for the planet.


12 April 2022

Building sustainability into infrastructure

We’re improving safety and sustainability in bridges in the UK and abroad, through our development of both new materials and new inspection software.


23 February 2022

How we’re saving energy in the food industry

It takes a lot of energy to produce our favourite food products. Our research centre is finding new ways to make the process more efficient, reducing its impact on the planet.


16 February 2022

How our new technology is improving everything from hip replacements to the Large Hadron Collider

Over the last two decades our coatings technique has become a global phenomenon, improving the performance of hip replacements, jet engines, and even space satellites.


03 February 2022

Our research informed the design of Universal Credit

Our research resulted in changes in the design of Universal Credit, benefitting both claimants and social housing landlords.


29 November 2021

How we’re helping charities support more people than ever

Our research has changed the way charities in the UK file their accounts. The new process has saved almost £40 million in admin — money which now goes to the people who need it most.


04 August 2021

How to open up university to more people from disadvantaged backgrounds

How effective are widening participation schemes, designed to encourage students from under-represented groups to apply for university?


27 July 2021

How a new way of doing business is building a fairer society

Our researchers are behind a new business model that shares wealth and power more fairly — and creates a better society for us all.


24 June 2021

Turning the tide on water poverty

Our research is helping the water industry rebuild trust and reduce bills for struggling households.


24 March 2021

Helping global sports events think local

Our researchers have devised a way to measure the economic and social impacts of sports events — and their method is being used from Wimbledon to the London Marathon.


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Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.

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