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'Servitization' unlocks the secrets of long-term business success. How can UK manufacturers survive and thrive in a ferocious global business environment?.

Without innovative research, medical breakthroughs that help people live better for longer would not be possible. Moreover, finding new ways of tackling healthcare challenges increasingly depends on closer collaboration between different disciplines and between different research and funding organisations.

Partnership provides space for success.

Professors Miles Padgett and Lee Cronin, from the University of Glasgow, have joined forces once again to design, build, and test a new type of high resolution 3D printer system – capable of creating complex shapes at microscopic levels.

Professor Paul Newman leads the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG), which is at the cutting-edge of UK research into mobile autonomy.

Researchers at the ITRC have developed a national model to aid long term planning and to provide the intelligence to adapt the UK infrastructure.

Potholes, cracked roads, and flooded railway lines cost the country millions in delays, repairs and compensation - but science can reduce the costs and the adverse impacts.

EPSRC / Rolls-Royce - the power of partnership.

EPSRC / P&G - UK research opens the road to growth.

With buried water pipes costing millions to replace being able to maintain them is vital. An EPSRC-sponsored research team at the University of Sheffield have been working with water companies to find ways to maximise performance of the UK water system that includes pipes over 100 years old.

As microorganisms become resistant to antimicrobial treatments, including antibiotics, there is a very real possibility that the drugs we have come to rely upon may become obsolete. The UK Research Councils support research, capability and training to pursue a range of strategies to tackle this global problem.

An automated system which allows the culture of a large number of stem cells has been developed and systems worth £20.1 million sold, as the result of research undertaken with Loughborough University

The UK economy loses £24 billion (1.6 per cent of the country's GDP) every year because of problems with friction, wear and lubrication in transport, manufacturing, energy and life sciences.

Wireless signal coverage inside buildings is often poor because the building materials absorb much of the external signal.

Spin-out company formed from EPSRC-sponsored research is to transform industry’s ability to electronically monitor extreme environments.

Intelligent Energy, an independent fuel cell company has received £38 million from the Singapore Government’s sovereign wealth fund.

An internet service which allows scientists to find antibodies is now the largest antibody search engine in a $2billion industry

Technology developed at the University of Aberdeen is contributing to the ‘big data’ revolution.

National energy grids occasionally suffer from catastrophic events leading to large-scale blackouts that impact on millions of people creating costly and dangerous disruption

Ground-breaking research into strained layer quantum well lasers by Professor Alf Adams in the 1980s helped shape the modern world.

Pioneering software that could help trains get to the right place at the right time.

It is estimated that almost 2.4 million battery-electric vehicles will be sold worldwide in 2020

It is forecast that there will be a £930 billion global investment in building new reactors and £250 billion in decommissioning.

It is estimated that every £1 spent on increasing resilience to extreme weather across Europe could yield £4 in potential damages avoided.

EPSRC-funded technology has been used in a mobile phone scheme that allows Oxfam customers to find out the stories behind its second-hand goods.

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