Films highlight EPSRC's leading role in engineering and cyber security sectors

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Two new films highlight the role of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in supporting ground-breaking engineering and cyber security research.

EPSRC and supported researchers have contributed to two news-style broadcast programmes produced by ITN Productions, which explore the issues facing both sectors, the importance of interdisciplinary research and collaboration between academia and industry, and how EPSRC’s investments in research and skills have a real impact on the UK’s prosperity.

Engineering the Next Generation was produced by ITN with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and features interviews with Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, EPSRC-supported researchers Professor Barbara Shollock, Professor Kerry Kirwan, Professor Kai Bongs, and research students Lavinia Bianchi, and Valentina Guerra.

The film showcases EPSRC’s role in facilitating collaborations between academia and industry to stimulate the economy, drive growths and create jobs, whilst also illustrating the importance of fundamental, underpinning scientific research in the innovation landscape.

Creating a Security Culture was produced by ITN with the Security Institute, and highlights how EPSRC-supported research is ensuring that the UK has the skills and measures in place to address the cyber security threats the UK faces across all industries and sectors.

Contributors to the film, which also highlights the role EPSRC plays in facilitating cross-disciplinary research and fostering collaboration between academia and industry, include EPSRC-supported researchers Professor Chris Hankin, Professor Awais Rashid, Professor Jeremy Watson CBE, Professor Máire O’Neill, Professor Sakir Sezer, and Professor Sir John McCanny.

Reference: PN 64-17