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University of Edinburgh - New study reveals potential of tidal stream energy 

Posted in Opinion, Environment and Sustainability & Education

11 March 2022

Tidal stream power has the potential to deliver 11% of the UK’s current annual electricity and play a significant role in the government’s drive for net-zero, according to new research.

GCU - Waste not, want not 

Posted in Opinion, Environment and Sustainability & Education

09 March 2022

Researchers have secured funding to discover the “true cost” of waste on Scottish construction sites in a bid to get contractors to change their working practice.

University of Strathclyde - Pioneering project aims to harness ultrasonic imaging to revolutionise manufacturing processes 

Posted in Opinion & Education

10 February 2022

A £1.4 M pioneering project examining how ultrasonic imaging can be delivered remotely aims to revolutionise the quality of manufacturing processes.

The three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is aiming to develop a new capability for real-time, remote ultrasonic imaging that can be used for non-destructive evaluation in industry.

Manufacturing Skills Academy launches pandemic recovery package to help upskill Scots and boost innovation 

Posted in Opinion & Education

28 January 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s Manufacturing Skills Academy, has today announced a new scheme that will support manufacturing businesses with the upskilling of their workforces, as well as improving their knowledge of the funding landscape, as they recover and grow following the pandemic.

University of Glasgow - wins £1.5M to develop novel approaches to sustainable mining 

Posted in Opinion, Environment and Sustainability & Education

25 January 2022

Researchers from the University of Glasgow are leading a new project to develop new approaches to sustainable mining in the Philippines.

The three-year PAMANA project, worth £1.5m, is co-funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology.

University of Edinburgh - Build has commenced on new £25M low-carbon innovation centre 

Posted in Opinion, Environment and Sustainability & Education

13 January 2022

The £25M inward investment – by Danish family-owned multinational Danfoss – will be home to Danfoss Editron, which will advance electric and hybrid powertrain systems for heavy-duty vehicles to reduce energy consumption in hydraulic machines radically.

IET - Half of new engineering recruits lack the right skills 

Posted in Opinion & Education

13 January 2022

Less than half of new engineering recruits have either the necessary technical or soft skills needed for work within the industry, a new Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) skills survey reveals, prompting fears ‘the UK skills crisis will keep growing unless government and industry take action’.

IES launches the Engineer-it information resource 

Posted in Opinion & Education

18 November 2021

Engineer-it is an online resource, for learners of all ages

University of Edinburgh - University commits to sequester over one million tonnes of unavoidable CO2 emissions 

Posted in Opinion, Environment and Sustainability & Education

13 November 2021

Edinburgh has announced a multi-million-pound, long-term commitment to capture and store its unavoidable carbon emissions, and benefit nature, through restoring peatlands and expanding forests in Scotland.

Over an initial period of 50 years, by investing in tree planting and restoring peatlands in partnership with others, the University expects to remove almost 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This will also yield significant benefits to the institution’s core purposes of research, learning and teaching, as well as enhancing biodiversity for the sites.

Strathclyde to establish nanotechnologies facility 

Posted in Opinion & Education

11 November 2021

Strathclyde University has been awarded £853,000 to host a bespoke nationwide facility for testing nanotechnologies for healthcare applications.

University of Strathclyde - Funding for new White Space pilot network in Orkney secured 

Posted in Opinion & Education

20 October 2021

The Centre for White Space Communications has been awarded a £330,000 grant from the Scottish Government to develop and implement a White Space pilot network in Orkney.

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