News archive 2019
Experts from the University of Exeter are working with leading organisations from the fields of culture, entertainment and education as part of a pioneering collaboration which aims to reimagine the museum visitor experience using storytelling and cutting-edge virtual technology.
Sean Fielding appointed as Chair of influential university-business collaboration organisation, PraxisAuril
Congratulations to Sean Fielding, Director of Innovation, Impact and Business at the University of Exeter who has been appointed as the new Chair of PraxisAuril until 2021.
Nuclear safety and counter-terrorism policing could be boosted by new virtual reality (VR) training being developed at the University of Exeter.
Multi-million pound funding boost to develop virtual testing for next generation of lightweight aircraft structures
A groundbreaking new research project, designed to develop the next generation of lightweight aircraft structures, has received a multi-million pound funding boost.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an innovative technique that could help create the next generation of everyday flexible electronics.
Exeter City Futures have expanded their community interest company board with the addition of key organisations across the City.
A leading Clinical Neuropsychologist from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious award for his work.
Experts from the UK Space Industry share the fascinating range of space-related opportunities and activities taking place in the South West during a regional Space Innovation event.
Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory strengthen commitment to world-leading marine science research
Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations have strengthened their commitment to collaborating to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean.
Ground breaking data which could help companies develop new ways of supporting people to live healthier and happier lives was officially launched at Heartlands today by Cornish based-research project Smartline.
In a unique introduction for this academic year, the University of Exeter Business School will officially launch their MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management on 5 February 2019 from 6.30pm at The Innovation Centre.
RegenFARM, Rothamsted Research and the University of Exeter are working together on a project that applies a regenerative agriculture approach to farming, enabling farmers to optimise their practice, both environmentally and economically. This proven approach will ultimately change the way that food is produced globally.
Funding boost supports next generation of highly skilled scientists and engineers for offshore renewable energy industry
The University of Exeter’s role in developing the next generation of offshore renewable energy has received a significant boost, it has been announced.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups invited to make their dreams a reality at Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon
Entrepreneurs and business start-ups are being invited to apply for Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon – in Exeter on Monday February 18, 2019 - to help make their business dreams become a reality.
University of Exeter researchers have been given a £1.1m grant to help improve people’s lives by working in partnership to solve pressing social and economic challenges.
One of the world’s foremost experts in microplastics research has backed calls for a bold new national policy framework to help reduce the amount of ocean plastic pollution.
The University of Exeter’s innovative apprenticeships scheme has been recognised, by securing a number of honours at a regional awards ceremony.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York has met some of the rising stars of the UK’s next generation of young entrepreneurs, during a special visit to the University of Exeter
The Duke met with key representatives from the University’s Student Startup team, when he visited The Deck at the Streatham Campus on Monday, February 18.
Pioneers on reducing plastic waste, backed by £1 million of government funding, are seeking to revolutionise the way the south west produce, recycle and utilise plastics.
Luminous, a research and development company, which provides product design, testing and manufacturing services for event productions of all sizes has been shortlisted for an Exeter Living Award in three separate categories including: Creative, New Business and Technology and innovation.
Climate change is putting our water supplies under increasing pressure. Extreme weather events are becoming ever more common, and water conservation measures such as hose pipe bans are not nearly responsive enough to combat this short-term variation.
The University of Exeter has a new Entrepreneur in Residence, appointed as part of a Royal Society scheme, to support UK universities in translating world-leading research and entrepreneurial vision into new businesses and commercial products.
A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place at Exeter Science Park to mark the start of construction on the University of Exeter’s pioneering VSimulators experimental facility.
The University of Exeter has received a major funding boost to lead pioneering new research into using Artificial Intelligence to increase society’s resilience to changes in our environment.
University of Exeter alumni and founders of ChargedUp, Hugo Tilmouth and Hakeem Buge have made it onto the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list of social entrepreneurs, which was published in February.
The University of Exeter has partnered with a Westcountry-based medical equipment specialist to test a world first approach to recycling anaesthetics which are routinely used in operations.
Muddy Duck Productions, a graduate business made up of four Zoology graduates from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus have developed international opportunities with their work, which aims to help promote science and conservation through media.
A research collaboration uncovering the secrets of some of the UK’s most significant historical documents and artefacts has received a significant boost.
UK Research and Innovation has awarded 24 shortlisted projects £50,000 in seedcorn money from the Strength in Places Fund to boost regional economic growth.
Earlier this month, SETsquared Exeter welcomed the Digital Catapult to Exeter Science Park Centre for an intensive one-day workshop for cyber startups. The region is developing a reputation for cyber security with a growing number of cyber security business and networks, including the South West Cyber Security Cluster.
Luminous, a research and development company, who design and manufacture innovative hardware for global sporting events, West End and Broadway shows were announced winners in two categories at the recent Exeter Living Awards.
Three teams of students from diverse backgrounds and departments came together this weekend to design tech solutions for better healthcare.
University of Exeter celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West
Students at the Camborne School of Mines will be able to gain fascinating new insights into 3D geological modelling of the subsurface, though pioneering new software.
An innovative seaweed farm is set to spring up this summer in Cornwall, thanks to a new collaboration featuring researchers from Exeter.
A Devon scientist will face royalty and the stars of TV show Dragons’ Den in a competition for entrepreneurs.
Industrial digitisalisation was on the agenda at Exeter’s recent Developing Digital Twinning collaborations in an Engineering context event.
Exeter graduate entrepreneur raises over £1 million for circular economy start-up backed by the founder of Fitness First
the Bike Club, a subscription lending business, has raised over £1m in a seed round led by the founder of Fitness First. Co-Founded by Exeter graduate James Symes, the financial technology company provides pay-monthly kids bikes which you exchange as your children grow.
Greater transparency is needed to understand the influence of lobbyists when delivering crucial renewable energy schemes in the UK.
The University of Exeter is to be a major sponsor of one of Cornwall’s leading awards for digital innovation.
This month we welcome a new member to the SETsquared Exeter team, Incubation and Acceleration Manager, Ben Voysey.
We caught up with Ben to discover more about his new role, what SETsquared Exeter is all about and his passion for startups and cycling.
Leading academic researchers from the University of Exeter’s Biophysics/Biophotonics team recently visited Gooch & Housego (G&H), the global leader in photonics technology, to meet their Senior Engineering Team.
Exeter technology startups are invited to join an award winning Entrepreneurs’ Programme at Exeter Science Park next month, delivered on behalf of SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator.
Three SETsquared Exeter entrepreneurs have secured a place in the final round of the prestigious Pitch@Palace competition.
Founded by the Duke of York in 2014, Pitch@Palace helps entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses connect with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, investors, mentors and business partners.
As the UK's National Measurement Institute, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) develops and maintains the national primary measurement standards. They deliver a vast range of measurement and verification services, carry out specialist R&D and provide solutions to support and enable innovation for small businesses.
Data presented at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) conference demonstrates mycoprotein is a more effective source of protein to support post exercise muscle building compared to some animal proteins.
£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced
A £10.5 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.
Climate protests by young people hit the headlines this year – but could the theories of a 100-year-old man hold the key to protecting our planet?
The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub has awarded almost £1million to UK universities to support ambitious research projects investigating all aspects of offshore renewable energy (ORE).
At a University of Exeter event in Penryn, Cornwall today an audience that included government policy makers, local businesses, community organisations and campaigners discussed how the south-west can lead the way on transforming our approach to plastics.
Humans are controlling Earth’s life support systems like “rowdy schoolchildren” let loose on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, according to a leading scientist.
Some tipping points that will cause vast quantities of polar ice to reach the ocean have already been passed, a top climate scientist says.
Work placements undertaken whilst at university can improve job prospects – but quality of supervision matters
Thousands of university students are spending the summer doing work placements and internships and this is likely to see them return with more professionalism and improved self-belief, according to an expert from the University of Exeter Business School.
DHGE and University of Exeter to deliver online programmes in nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation
Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) has joined forces with the University of Exeter to transform workforce development and empower staff to educate patients on nutrition, rehabilitation and recovery.
Award-winning business support provider, SETsquared Exeter has helped to raise significant investment for its growing client base in Exeter as part of the World-leading SETsquared Partnership.
University of Exeter and BMT are celebrating the signing of a new collaboration agreement.
The University of Exeter has retained its place in the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest influential league table.
The University of Exeter has received an £800,000 funding boost to create a vibrant and innovative ‘Enterprise Zone’, it has been announced.
Exeter has retained its position amongst the best universities in the UK, according to the latest influential rankings.
Plastic microfibres that come off clothes in washing machines can be degraded and dissolved by a new filter developed at the University of Exeter.
Whether you have just started your degree at Exeter or are in your final year, most of you will have thought about what opportunities await you post-graduation. The question is, what skills are employers looking for in graduates? And how can you develop these skills to give yourself a competitive edge?
Cornwall could be at the cutting edge of a transition towards a “circular economy”.
Exeter graduate, Duncan Lyster has reached the Champion of Champions Grand Final of the prestigious Engineers in Business Competition (EIBC) to be held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London on 28 October 2019.
A multimillion pound partnership that will revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has been given the green light.
Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a new “game-changing” tidal energy project, it has been confirmed.
Dragons’ Den star and businesswoman Deborah Meaden has helped to launch the University of Exeter’s new Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Attomarker, a pioneering spin-out company based at the University of Exeter, has secured a prestigious national award, it has been announced.
General waste and recycling from the University of Exeter will now be handled by Exeter City Council and Binit.
The Cornwall Council multi-million pound investment in Spaceport Cornwall is set to revolutionise businesses, jobs and skills in the region.
Matt Morley is offering a small group of students 1-1 mentoring support and the chance to pitch for up to £5,000 of grant funding and a visit to the his company's headquarters in Silicon Valley, US through the S4 programme.
Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article published today argues.
“Elite”, high-earning political lobbyists are more likely to overstate their achievements, a new study shows.
The increasing gentrification of urban areas is leading to a loss of queer spaces across the world. Now the impact of the “disappearing city” on LGBTQ+ communities will be highlighted at a unique event which will show how it has made dating and sex increasingly secretive.
The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time by UBI Global.
A capacity audience attended the Marine Tech Transformers event on 1st November, hosted by Marine-i at Heartlands, Pool.
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that can detect and diagnose one of the most common types of cancer within seconds - using light.
Thomas Hardy’s position as one of Britain’s preeminent writers meant he received thousands of letters from fans, friends and members of the public to express their admiration or enlist his support.
A University of Exeter academic has been awarded the prestigious Fleming Prize by the Microbiology Society.
A series of items about antidepressant use on Radio 4s PM programme featuring a collaborative project between the universities of Exeter and Plymouth, has been shortlisted for an award at the Mind Mental Health awards.
Data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and clinicians are among a range of professionals invited to join a new national network to find innovative ways of conducting dementia research and care.
The devastating impact caused by earthquakes on the local communities and environment could differ in severity depending on the season, a pioneering new study on two historic earthquakes in Kazakhstan has suggested.
A protein that is linked with Alzheimer’s Disease has been found to be more likely to affect certain parts of brain cells that send messages than other parts of the cells.
Watching the behaviour and body language of zoo animals could be the key to understanding and improving their welfare, new research suggests.
A rising research star at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded the illustrious Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship.
Two world-leading professors are joining the University of Exeter Medical School as part of a £6 million expansion in diabetes research.
According to the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, which includes the University of Exeter, countries and cities are responding to the growing threat that global warming poses.
A leading expert on how fungal diseases affect human lungs will join the University of Exeter next year.
Animal Free Research UK has recognised a researcher at the University of Exeter as among the best in the country in developing and training researchers in an alternative approach to using animals in laboratory research.
Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows.
Attomarker, a pioneering spin-out company based at the University of Exeter, is featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
Leadership during cooperation runs in the family for tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies, new research shows.
Leading climate, environment and health academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
The University of Exeter has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for the pivotal role it has played to expose the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife.
From a modest 150 words to the length of a children’s book – the number of words used by politicians in their election manifestos has grown substantially in the past century, new research shows.
The University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health has been designated as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization.
A new free online course led by the University of Exeter describes translational genomic studies in Amish families affected by genetic conditions, to define the benefits of community genetics as a field of medicine.
Insurance schemes with the potential to improve the resilience of global fisheries face a host of future challenges, researchers say.
New partnership will help experts discover more about the history of Devon’s most illustrious family
A new partnership between the University of Exeter and Powderham Castle will help experts to continue to discover more about Devon’s most illustrious family.
A unique group of dogs helped the Inuit conquer the tough terrain of the North American Arctic, major new analysis of the remains of hundreds of animals shows.
More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned.
Blast from the Past: Edwardian doctors feared winter election would leave Parliament empty and destroy health of candidates
Political parties fighting for votes in the forthcoming General Election may be worried winter weather could put off supporters from coming out to cast their vote – but a century ago doctors were more concerned a December election would leave Parliament empty.
Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags.
Young fish can be drawn to degraded coral reefs by loudspeakers playing the sounds of healthy reefs, according to new research published today in Nature Communications.
First-of-a-kind electro-optical device provides solution to faster and more energy efficient computing memories and processors
The first-ever integrated nanoscale device programmable with either photons or electrons has been developed by scientists in Prof Harish Bhaskaran’s research group at the University of Oxford - in collaboration with researchers at the universities of Münster and Exeter.
A ground-breaking new discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.
Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software framework developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.
Global carbon emissions are set to grow more slowly in 2019, with a decline in coal burning offset by strong growth in natural gas and oil use worldwide.
Experts have found the first archaeological evidence showing Christianity was practised in Bahrain, a discovery which sheds light on a missing part of the country’s history.
The ability to process alcohol may have saved humanity’s ancestors from extinction, a new book suggests.
The University of Exeter has appointed three Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellows in Health Innovation.
Higher education staff support new legal duty for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment, study shows
Higher education staff are in favour of new legal duties for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment on campus, according to a new study.
A small, polluted British river will be celebrated through a major new arts project which aims to explore its complex natural ecology, industrial history and continuing impact of those who live near it.
The quest to better understand how genomic information is read has taken a new step forward, thanks to pioneering new research.
A new, state-of-the-art genome sequencing platform will put Exeter on the cutting edge of research into the genomic basis of health and disease.
A team of experts have discovered that a common fungus that infects humans can not only predict an imminent attack from the immune system, it will even change its appearance to hide from it.
Close friendships improve the survival chances of rhesus macaques, new research shows.
A University of Exeter healthcare researcher has secured a prestigious £200,000 Post-Doctoral fellowship after a highly competitive selection process.
“Climb on me”, “climb on you” and “resume play” are among the requests wild orangutans make to each other, researchers say.
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their calves, new research has found.
Voters find information from politicians more “interesting” if they have the same views on Brexit – even if they don’t represent the party they normally support, a study shows.
The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on access to higher education which shows that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 96 years to hit the Office for Students’s targets for access to highly-selective universities.
The editor of the Lancet Neurology, the world’s leading publication in clinical neurology and brain health, has been awarded an honorary degree at the University of Exeter.
A physician and scientist who founded both a national Alzheimer’s research non-profit in the USA and one of the country’s first Alzheimer’s disease clinics has received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter.
A poignant and timely story that addresses the current global refugee crisis, written by a University of Exeter academic, has been named as one of the “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by Time Magazine.
Two academic papers from Exeter have made the top 100 most-discussed papers in the world this year.
Scientists have developed a new theory on the underlying cause of motor neurone disease, which could lead to more accurate diagnosis for patients and new treatments.
Cricket brownies and “chocolate chirp cookies” were served at a meeting about the future of edible insects.
A researcher has won an award for a quirky approach to sharing knowledge on the benefits and challenges of pet therapy in care homes.
Hospital-led efforts to reduce the amount of time older people spend on wards before being allowed home can be effective, reducing length of stay in hospital by more than three days in some areas.
The extraordinary sounds of fish communicating to one another has been captured for the first time in the UK at SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
An active GP and professor of general practice and primary care at the University of Exeter Medical School has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year’s 2020 Honours List.