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8 October 2020

4 minutes to read

Our future with Europe

‘Our future with Europe’ is written by Sally Faulkner, Exeter’s Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Europe) and was first posted in May 2020.   The past few months have marked an extraordinary start to a new decade and the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a crisis across Europe and the world of a magnitude…

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14 July 2020

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Pioneering a New Self-Propulsion Technique for Small Bowel Endoscopy

The Applied Dynamics and Control Laboratory in Exeter (ADCE) from the University of Exeter has collaborated with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Shangxian Minimally Invasive Inc. to pioneer a novel self-propulsion technique for small-bowel capsule endoscopy. 

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8 July 2020

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Improving Met Office weather and climate prediction models

Research led by Professor John Thuburn and his research students has been integral to the development of a critical component of weather and climate prediction models at the Met Office.

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19 June 2020

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Leading a green revolution in defence and off-highway transport

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have collaborated with Supacat (SC Group) to pioneer a hybrid electrical powered version of one of the world’s most popular off-road military vehicles.

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15 June 2020

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Smartline project to combat isolation during lockdown

Led by the University of Exeter, the Smartline project researches the relationship between technology and the way people live in their homes and communities in Cornwall.

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29 May 2020

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Modernised magnet characterisation techniques attracts new global markets for Hirst Magnetics

By recruiting a KTP associate and working with Exeter academics, Hirst gained the expertise in mathematics and theoretical magnetics they needed to develop a process for accurately converting their magnet characterisation measurements.

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25 May 2020

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Using Data to Reduce Flooding and Harvest Rain

Via the Impact Lab, OTA Water has had access to a range of academic expertise for a pioneering project, using clever technology that harvests rain water but only releases it when the weather forecast says so.

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22 May 2020

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Going the ‘Last Mile’ for Transport Customers

In this award-winning project, the Impact Lab is working with City Science to use autonomous vehicles to solve the difficult ‘Last Mile Problem’ of getting travellers to and from transport hubs, such as train stations.

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13 May 2020

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Diversifying traditional agriculture with Trelonk Oils

Trelonk’s new Tevi-funded oil seed press represents a move away from traditional agriculture and a drive for diversification and environmental growth.

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1 May 2020

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Tree Investment Ltd open educational facility to address climate emergency

With Tevi funding, Tree Investment Ltd aim to create an environmental centre of excellence (the hub project) that serves as an educational training and research facility and a multifaceted commercial enterprise.

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28 April 2020

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Hirst Magnetics optimise manufacturing of magnets for electric vehicles

With support from Tevi, Hirst Magnetics have improved their data management systems, increasing business efficiency.

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23 April 2020

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The PK Trust Wildflower project promotes biodiversity

With help from the University Tevi team, The Porthcurno Collections Trust identified a project to replant beds surrounding the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno with wildflowers to promote greater biodiversity and create an attractive feature for visitors.

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11 April 2020

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Airport grass to gas: a clean energy revolution

With support from Tevi, Bennamann Ltd has conducted a research study into potential biomethane energy yields at Cornwall airport Newquay.

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24 January 2020

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Improving treatments and services at local NHS trusts

For over a decade, the University of Exeter Medical School has worked collaboratively with the NHS, delivering a large number of research projects to improve services, treatments and patient quality of life.

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6 January 2020

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Social Innovation with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The University of Exeter’s Social Innovation Group (SIG) has been working in partnership with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly since 2009 conducting research into how volunteers and the older people can be best supported in Cornwall’s rural communities.

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22 November 2019

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Exeter awarded UNESCO City of Literature status

After a successful bid led by Exeter’s Culture Innovation Consultancy team, Exeter has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

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19 September 2019

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Revealing hidden images with Crediton Parish Church

Jacqueline Christmas, director of the Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) group based at the University of Exeter, was part of a project with Crediton Parish Church to reveal imagery using RTI.

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4 July 2019

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Helping identify plagiarism with Seedata

Seedata worked with Innovation, Impact and Business to jointly invest in new software to detect plagiarism.

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10 December 2018

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Working with the Met Office

Exeter is home to a number of globally renowned climate and weather scientists due to the combined intellectual expertise of the Met Office and the University of Exeter. The national weather service and the University have developed a strong partnership, collaborating on climate and weather science since 2003, when the Met Office…

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10 June 2018

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St Aubyn Estates develop new CSR and sustainability policies

Estate management enterprise St Aubyn Estates developed clearly defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies by working with the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). These policies enabled St Aubyn Estates to demonstrate their green credentials to partners and customers, as well as keep better track of its energy…

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12 April 2018

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Exoplanet 360°

A stunning video offering a virtual reality tour of six exoplanets, created by Dr Nathan Mayne in collaboration with Cornwall-based Engine House VFX, has received more than 1 million hits on YouTube.

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26 March 2018

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Creating sustainable communities through partnerships

An innovative grass-roots project is bringing together communities to solve traffic-related issues in Exeter.

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26 March 2018

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Developing recyclable wetsuits with Finisterre

There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. The result of this? The equivalent of more than thirty London double decker buses being discarded every year. Three hundred and eighty tonnes of non-biodegradable chemical-based waste, every single year. As…

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22 March 2018

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Bringing evidence-based practice to policing

Academics from Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology have been working with police across the South West to roll out the #RU2Drunk campaign.

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22 March 2018

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Smartline: Smart wellbeing inspired by the community with Coastline Housing

Coastline Housing are a partner in the Smartline project, which is helping to better understand people’s wellbeing in Cornwall.

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22 March 2018

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Revolutionising the All Terrain Mobility Platform with SC Group

SC Group embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Exeter to upgrade their ATMP vehicle to utilise the latest hybrid and electric technology.

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22 March 2018

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Digitization process reveals hidden histories at Powderham Castle

University of Exeter historians and specialists at the University’s new £1.2m Digital Humanities Lab (DHL) have been working with the Earl and Countess of Devon to find new ways to share the fascinating history of the Courtenay family at Powderham Castle.

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10 March 2018

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Reducing product design costs by 80 per cent with Centek

Engineers at the University of Exeter worked with Newton Abbot-based Centek Group to significantly reduce costs and development times for new products into the oil and gas sector. Centralizers are vitally important for safety in the oil and gas industry, retaining casings centrally within boreholes and preventing leaks at the surface. Centralizers…

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16 February 2018

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Improving preoperative assessments with Ultramed using MyPreOp

Using online preoperative assessments could save the NHS £65 million per year, saving time for both nurses and patients. Ultramed, an SME developing online preoperative assessments, have worked with University of Exeter staff to gain funding and business support. To help grow his business Dr Paul Upton retired early from the NHS to…

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7 December 2017

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£1 million funding helps Exeter firm address cow fertility crisis

Agricultural engineering start-up, Milkalyser, has received £1 million of funding to further develop its innovative equipment that monitors the productivity of dairy cows.

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3 November 2017

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Securing investment for product testing

University of Exeter academics have collaborated with Dartmouth Wave Energy to develop a tool that generates electricity by pushing seawater through an onshore turbine.

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3 November 2017

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New system could save farms money and improve bovine welfare

A system to identify lameness in cows, that could save the farming industry millions, has been developed with funding from the University to advance the commercialisation of existing or new intellectual property.

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2 December 2016

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Building partnerships to protect fish stocks

Find out how research into warming seas has led to a partnership which is changing the way we fish.

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26 October 2016

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A new approach to sustainable fisheries

This new approach to sustainable fishing ensures fish and other seafood are being sustainably caught with minimal damage to the marine environment. University of Exeter academics and students have been working with a new community interest company to develop an alternative approach to supplying sustainable fish. Sole of Discretion works with fishers who…

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22 October 2016

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The One Show features Exeter’s Brain in Hand

Every year thousands of young people with autism start out on university life and software created by Exeter SETsquared member Brain in Hand is helping to support them. Rosie King shared her experiences with BBC’s The One Show, discussing how she prepared herself for university or as Rosie explained: “one of the most exciting and most petrifying…

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28 June 2016

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Exeter start-up secures investment to commercialise health technology

Exeter Science Park based, Thalamus Health, has raised a significant sum to develop and commercialise a selection of medical devices designed by Founder and CEO Oliver Blackwell.

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16 September 2015

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Student start-up support scheme helps to get social enterprise off the ground

More than 7,000 fresh socks are given to in excess of 25 homeless charities each year in the UK after the University of Exeter’s student start-up support scheme helped entrepreneur Ed Vickers get his ‘more than profit’ social enterprise off the ground. Jollie socks can now be found at 30 different retailers. Graduate Ed came…

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12 November 2014

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Vibration engineering spin-out creates safer structures for industry

National sport stadia such as Premiership Football grounds and the London 2012 Velodrome plus chimneys in power stations, office buildings and bridges are just some of the structures that have been made better performing and more economically viable thanks to work with the University of Exeter’s Structures and Dynamic Group and their…

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10 September 2014

2 minutes to read

Working with Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Fundamental research questions in areas including marine renewables, molecular biology and environment and human health are being addressed by a partnership between the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) – a marine environment research provider. The University and PML have been working together for a number of years with the…

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