Warwick technicians nominated for prestigious Papin Prize

Three technicians from the University of Warwick have been nominated for the prestigious Papin Prize out of 20,000 technicians from Universities across the UK.

Tue 21 May 2019, 14:15 | Tags: Physics, School of Life Sciences, research, Sciences

Minerva Business Angels help tech start-up Tended secure a million-pound investment deal

Minerva, the business angel network which is part of University of Warwick Science Park, has played a vital role in helping Lincoln-based tech start-up Tended access the funds and know-how needed to take its intelligent safety solutions to the next level. Tended secured a total of £935,000 through Minerva Business Angels, including a single investment of £810,000 from Blackfinch Ventures. They went on to secure a further £221,000 from innovate UK, taking the total raised to £1.15m.  

Tue 21 May 2019, 12:15 | Tags: Business, Minerva, Regional Issues, Business Members

VR headsets enable people of all abilities to experience life on-board unique tall ship

People with a range of abilities can use VR headsets to experience what it’s like on board one of the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s ships to encourage them to explore their ability and participate in a life changing voyage thanks to an app made by WMG student Tanin Aparimarn at the University of Warwick.

Tue 21 May 2019, 09:56 | Tags: 3D Printing, virtual reality, WMG

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award to simulate and develop chemical reactions fuelled by sunlight and greenhouse gases

The intricate interplay of sunlight, molecules, and metal catalyst materials that can break down greenhouse gases such as CO2 will be explored in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, by Dr Reinhard J. Maurer using computer simulations thanks to award of £1.46M by the Government’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship programme.


Minister shown how WMG literally weaved design of Very Light Rail – Braided structure is super lightweight

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has worked with partners, to create a new design of incredibly lightweight Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle frame which is weaved, or braided, from carbon fibre composites into a series of tubes to create a first prototype demonstrator frame. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Business and Industry Andrew Stephenson became one of the very first people to see the new design, outside of the research partnership, on a visit to WMG on 16th May.

Mon 20 May 2019, 09:41 | Tags: WMG, VLR, Sciences

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