University of Bath

Research Project Management Service Projects

Examples of current and previous projects managed by the Research Project Management Service, in Research and Innovation Services.

Current projects

SEIP – Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme.

This £1.8million ERDF funded programme is providing business support to social entrepreneurs in the west of England area, from 2016-19. Further information.

Healthy Housing for the Displaced

This £1.5million EPSRC project will conduct the largest ever global study investigating thermal, air quality and social conditions in camps housing displaced people. The vision is to transform the lives of displaced people encamped in extreme conditions, through an engineered solution to housing that promotes a new science of shelter design. Further information.

ALAMSA - A Life-cycle Autonomous Modular System for Aircraft Material State Evaluation and Restoring System

This Framework 7 project is bringing together experts from across Europe. They are developing self-monitoring and self-healing composite materials for aircraft structures, which can cope with impact damage.

Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE)

A £20 million EPSRC centre between the University of Bath and Bournemouth, funding doctoral researchers in companies to work in animation, visualisation and graphics since 2009. Further information.

ECO-SEE - Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a helathier indoor environment

This €9.4M project is funded by FP7 and led by Bath, bringing together 18 partners from across Europe. They are developing innovative eco-materials, designed to improve the indoor environmental quality of energy efficient buildings. Further information.

Future Research Electronic Grants and Award Environment Programme

This internal project is looking at the current processes for managing research grant applications and awards. In particular, the project is exploring options for process improvements, including the benefits of moving from paper based activities to an electronic equivalent.

Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

This £1.4 million EPSRC funded account is a smaller, follow-on grant from the Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) which ran from 2012 for three years. The IAA also funds projects which relate to an EPSRC grant, either during or within one year of completion. They stimulate pathways to impact and collaborative research and development projects. Further information.

PROSENSE - Parrallel Sensing of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers

This Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) is meeting the major challenges for developing diagnostic tools for prostate cancer. Funded from October 2012 for four years, PROSENSE involves nine partners and six associated partners from across Europe. Further information.

Research Equipment Sharing Project

An internal project to develop systems and mechanisms for increased sharing of research equipment, at the University. Further information.

SEWPROF - Sewage profiling at the Community level

SEWPROF, is a research project funded by the European Commission, Marie Curie Actions, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and the Initial Training Network (ITN). They are developing inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research, for the next generation of scientists in the newly-emerging field of sewage epidemiology. Further information.

Turbo 2

This £0.9 million project is co-funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) Investment Fund (HIF), Jaguar Land Rover and Ford Motor Company. The project is consolidating and extending current Turbo Centre activity, for improving the experimental and analytical tools used in the development of turbocharged engine installations.

Wessex Water: Holistic Approach to Sustainable Water Supply

This £1.7 million major interdisciplinary programme is co-funded by Wessex Water and the University's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). Their integrated research is focused on the treatment, resources and management of water, as well as public health, and infrastructure resilience. Further information.

Previous projects

HEMPSEC - pre-fabricated, pre-dried panelised system of hemp-line construction

This €2M project was funded through the European Commission Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, involving six partners across Europe. They were researching the market development of a bio-based, pre-fabrictaed construction system, significantly reducing both embodied carbon and in-use energy consumption. Further information.

Materials for Energy Efficiency in Transport (MEET)

This was a €5 million ERDF funded, cross channel, research consortium. They focused on Materials for Energy Efficiency in Transport, known as MEET, from 2013-15. Further information.

Real World

This £0.8 million project was co-funded by the University's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and Jaguar Land Rover. They were responding to changes in vehicle type approval legislation, which included many aspects of real world performance.

ABBSTRACT2 Consortium - Airbus, Bristol, Bath Strategic Research Alliance in Composites Technology

This £1.4 million strategic alliance was funded by the EPSRC, Airbus, and GKN Aerospace. They were developing new composite structures for the Airbus New Short Range (NSR) aircraft.

Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA)

This was a £3.4 million EPSRC funded account to maximise the impact of EPSRC funded research from 2009-12.

KT Equal (Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life for older and disabled people)

A consortium of UK researchers dedicated to extending quality life for older and disabled people from 2009-13.

LIMA Business Technology Centre - Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications

A centre of excellence for collaborative research and delivery of innovative metrology enabled applications.

LIMES.Net - Low Impact Materials and Engineering Solutions Network for the built environment

An EPSRC funded network, led by the University of Bath, combining multi-disciplinary researchers and non-academic stakeholders. They focused on transformative research in low impact materials and technologies for the built environment, from 2011-12.

Turbo Centre

An EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) and industry funded collaboration with Cummins Technologies, Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover. They were increasing efficiencies of turbo engine technologies from September 2011-January 2013.