Our Partners

The role of EPSRC

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is one of nine research Councils within the UK RI which was launched in April 2018 as a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). EPSRC itself is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. The diverse portfolio ranges from digital technologies to clean energy, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry.

EPSRC invests in world-leading research and skills to advance knowledge and deliver a sustainable, resilient and prosperous UK. It supports new ideas and transformative technologies which are the foundations of innovations that improve our economy, environment and society. In partnership and co-investing with industry, EPSRC works to deliver both national and global priorities.

In December 2020, EPSRC as our funding body awarded the RIED Programme a major grant towards the total cost of the Programme. EPSRC also have nominated a member of the UKRI staff a Project Officer, to be our primary point of contact to ensure RIED is being ran in accordance with the terms and conditions and in line with financial due diligence. EPSRC have been fundamental in the design and development of our overall Programme Governance Structure.

Project Code: EP/V007335/1

The role of our Industrial Partners

We have ten world class industrial partners on this programme. Our co-creators and founding industrial partners have been partnering with our teams over a long period too. The partnership is drawn across sectors and ranging from high value low volume products to mass produced consumer goods. The focus of partners also spans from technology providers to end users, providing the programme with a broad range of industrial challenges, a natural support network and direct routes for impact emerging from the research work.

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