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26 November 2020

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Partnership in Focus: Met Office

The University of Exeter works closely with the Met Office to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth Met Office Academic Partnership.

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12 November 2020

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Working with QinetiQ

The University of Exeter is working with QinetiQ in an EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership looking at new ways of controlling electromagnetic and acoustic radiation using metamaterials and other systems.

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9 November 2020

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Exposing antibiotic resistance in natural environments

Research conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca revealed that low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment could be contributing to the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

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6 November 2020

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Partnership in focus: Babcock International

Since 2017, The University of Exeter have been working closely in partnership with Babcock, a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. Babcock recruit many graduates and work with University of Exeter research groups in areas such as AI, machine learning and clean…

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28 September 2020

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Modelling the financial impact of a global low carbon transition

Research led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure has contributed to the development of a global model which forecasts the positive and negative impact that a transition to low carbon technology and renewable energy would have on our economy.

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26 August 2020

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Policy Relevant Climate Research

University of Exeter works closely with the Met Office to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth Met Office Academic Partnership.

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19 August 2020

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Apprentices keep learning during the Covid-19 crisis

Apprentices on the Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) and Data Scientist (Professional) Degree Apprenticeships programmes have been able to keep working and studying throughout the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to programme directors and academic colleagues moving to flexible, online teaching.

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17 August 2020

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Quantifying drought risk through rainfall modelling and simulation

Dr Oliver Stoner and Dr Theo Economou have developed an advanced yet highly interpretable statistical data model for capturing the behaviour of high resolution rainfall time series.

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24 July 2020

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Data Science for Climate Resilience in East Africa

TIST is a network of farmers who have to date planted over 19 million trees. The University of Exeter is working with TIST to quantify and understand TIST’s impacts at landscape scales and on multiple sustainable development goals.

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20 July 2020

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Household air pollution and the forgotten 3 billion

Since 2017, researchers at the University of Exeter have worked with the WHO to design a completely new bespoke statistical model for estimating worldwide use of specific fuels for cooking.

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15 July 2020

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Using data and AI to solve global environmental challenges

On Wednesday (July 15th), the University of Exeter and the Met Office will enter a partnership to create a Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence.

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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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3 July 2020

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Helping aquaculture businesses save millions by predicting the risks of harmful algal blooms

Marine research led by Dr Ross Brown has uncovered environmental factors that increase the risk of HABs forming, which have been applied to the development of a statistical model, which can predict the risks of HABs developing.  

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29 June 2020

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Improving widening participation evaluation practices

Innovative research on enhancing the quality of evidence in outreach work from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Social Mobility is impacting on universities’ practices in designing and evaluating their work with widening participation students.

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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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5 June 2020

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Increasing gender diversity on NHS and FRC boards

The representation of women on NHS Trust boards has increased to 45 per cent following the adoption of changes to hiring practices recommended in a 2017 report from Professor Ruth Sealy.

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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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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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20 September 2019

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Machine learning to reduce flooding as a result of sewer blockages

A research project was undertaken between the University of Exeter and DC Welsh Water to develop a machine learning tool that could more accurately predict and identify potential blockages across the sewer 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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16 September 2019

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Research-inspired grammar teaching in British schools

Conventional approaches to teaching grammar are being rethought by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Writing. Their innovative research is helping children gain a greater understanding of how language works and how to express themselves with greater craft and creativity.

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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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19 February 2019

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How to create Sustainable Packaging – Reduce, Reuse or Eliminate?

The University of Exeter ran an event to help steer businesses in the right direction in finding appropriate sustainable packaging solutions

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4 January 2019

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Quorn: assessing the benefits of mycoprotein

Sports scientists have built a successful relationship from a pilot study to two fully-funded PhD studentships with Quorn to assess the health benefits of mycoprotein.

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13 December 2018

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Protecting bees and balancing food security

An award-winning modelling tool created by bioscientists from the University of Exeter is creating a buzz through its contribution to understanding bee colony survival. The tool is helping agri-food companies like Syngenta develop new products and services, and reshaping UK and European policy on the use of pesticides. The BEEHAVE models, developed by Professor…

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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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23 July 2018

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Improving the prescribing practice of newly qualified doctors

A recent study looked at ways of supporting junior doctors to improve their prescribing capabilities.

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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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4 June 2018

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Building the future of energy generation

Academics from the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences have developed a clean energy solution for buildings that could revolutionise the construction industry.

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17 April 2018

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Virtual reality training for ‘safety-critical’ jobs

Dr Sam Vine uses simulation technology and immersive media to help improve and understand learning and expertise.

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17 April 2018

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Virtual reality in-flight training

Find out how the University of Exeter is helping to develop virtual reality training for pilots.

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17 April 2018

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Preserving, conserving and presenting cultural heritage

In 2004 Professors Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye set up the University of Exeter’s Centre for Intermedia and Creative Technology, which promoted advanced interdisciplinary research in performance and the arts.

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12 April 2018

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Collaborating with industry leaders to reveal Renaissance Florence

Working with augmented reality (AR) and app development specialists Calvium, Professor Fabrizio Nevola created an immersive AR experience that takes users on a cultural tour through 15th Century Renaissance Florence

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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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Optimising changes in the NHS

NIHR PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School have teamed up with NHS Trusts to roll out of training that uses computer modelling to help make difficult decisions.

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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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22 March 2018

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Bacteria produce diesel on demand

Bioscientists have worked with Shell to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.

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22 March 2018

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Brain-training research leads to enhanced military performance

Research at the University of Exeter’s Sports & Health Sciences department is helping the military improve performance skills in high-stress situations.

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20 March 2018

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Increase profitability and production

Ship repair and maintenance facilities company, A&P Falmouth, increased their profitability, production facilities and global commercialisation opportunities after working with the University of Exeter.

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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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More women in boardrooms by 2020

Research on women’s lack of representation in leadership roles by Professor Ruth Sealy from the University of Exeter’s Business School is informing the NHS’s strategy for achieving gender parity on its boards by 2020.

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3 November 2017

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Engaging business with climate change

A project by University of Exeter PhD Candidate Katharina Kaesehage has helped a number of Cornish businesses to engage with issues around climate change.

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3 November 2017

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Converting waste into fuel

University of Exeter researcher Kev Hughes has been exploring the true cost-effectiveness of anaerobic digestion (AD) – the process of converting waste material into biogas that can then be burned to generate heat or electricity.

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3 November 2017

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Fuelstretcher grow business with University

Fuelstretcher Ltd, an energy control management systems company, grew their business by linking with the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

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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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3 November 2017

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NHS meets carbon reduction targets

The NHS, the country’s biggest employer, was able to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets thanks to an Open Innovation project with the University of Exeter.

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6 April 2017

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Improving accident investigation with 3D models

Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is celebrating 125 years of pioneering research in the fields of mining and mineral engineering. To celebrate the milestone the school, which is a centre for mining excellence and has pioneered the best in industry-led teaching, have organised a series of events including a distinctive Live Wall – an interactive…

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15 November 2016

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The Interconnection between the environment and human health

Researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) are interested in the complex connections between the environment and human health Professor Lora Fleming is Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, which is part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Based at the University of Exeter’s Truro campus in…

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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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13 April 2016

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Minimising air travel disruptions during volcanic eruptions

New measurement systems for volcanic ash developed by Professor Jim Haywood prevent air space closures in the event of a volcano.

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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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22 December 2014

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Influencing behaviour change

Unvieristy of Exeter research that has shown the benefits of new methods to influence behaviour change has informed public policy and debate and has led to the development of an app, Trainaway, that which highlights the availability of low-carbon travel options to users.

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17 December 2014

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The effects of exercise on mental health and nicotine addiction

Research from the Sport and Health Sciences department, led by Professor Adrian Taylor, has identified gaps in the evidence-base for the effects of physical activity on mental health and nicotine addiction.

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15 December 2014

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Stochastic modelling for improving understanding of storm risk

Statistical modelling research in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science has improved the understanding and pricing of insurance risk due to European windstorms and tropical cyclones. Cyclones are fascinating large storms that can have devastating effects on society; Hurricane Sandy which hit New York in November 2012 caused major flooding, resulting in $25-30 billion in insured losses,…

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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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3 October 2014

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Engineering a cardboard surfboard

Cardboard sounds like an unlikely material for building surfboards but Dr Arnaud Marmier is attempting to convince you that this humble and very widespread material is capable of extraordinary things. Unsurprisingly it has not been an entirely successful project though, as Arnaud explained: “I have surfed using these surfboards. Not all of them have…

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10 September 2014

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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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13 November 2013

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Business in focus: Simpleware

Ten years of support for start-up businesses is being celebrated as part of the SETsquared Accelerating Growth Showcase, which will exhibit successful SETsquared alumni and feature a pitching session from exciting new start-ups to investors. The University of Exeter is part of the SETsquared  initiative and one of our most successful spin-out companies, Simpleware Ltd,…

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