Funding from the University’s EPSRC IAA Open Call programme enabled Professor Chris Chuck and a multi-disciplinary team at Bath to further the development of a sustainable, yeast-based alternative to palm oil. The palm oil replacement could help combat some of the most important challenges we face today: climate change caused by deforestation, and food security.
See our range of case studies from researchers at the University of Bath who are accelerating impact from funding they received from the EPSRC IAA.
With help from the University’s EPSRC IAA Open Call fund, Dr Despina Moschou continues to lead the development of lab-on-chip technology for faster and more accurate detection and diagnosis of COVID-19.
The technology comprises a simple wound swab which, when placed in indicator solution, changes colour to a bright, fluorescent green if pathogenic bacteria are present in the wound. The novel approach will allow better identification of which patients need antibiotics – and those who don’t – and help reduce the use and cost of unnecessary antibiotics.
An award from the University’s EPSRC IAA Open Call fund helped Professor Davide Mattia and the late Professor Janet Scott commercialise a sustainable alternative to plastic microbeads, helping to eradicate these harmful plastics from our oceans.
Protein Biochemist, Dr Chris Pudney utilised an award from the University’s EPSRC IAA Open Call to further the development of a revolutionary digital tool that will make it cheaper, safer and faster for pharmaceutical companies to predict protein stability.
Professor Andrew Plummer, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bath built on funding from the University’s ESPRC IAA Open Call to pioneer the use of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in the production of aerospace components.