Universities have stepped up to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic. Tomas Ulrichsen argues that the UK must protect its R&D and innovation capabilities in the short term, and build on these strengths for the future.
Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd (CGD), a spin-out from the Department of Engineering, will lead a €10.3 million project dedicated to the design and development of the most energy-efficient next-generation Gallium nitride (GaN) power modules.
In April 2020, thanks to a huge effort from all three partners, a new COVID-19 testing centre was set up in just five weeks using a new rapid testing process and with robotics and automation at its heart.
Researchers at Cambridge and Jaguar Land Rover have developed an AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ for use in cars which could also be helpful in reducing the risk of transmission of pathogens on surfaces.
Research England is funding two programmes designed to increase the economic value and social impacts from university research, both in the UK and internationally. The funds will be administered by the University of Cambridge.
The report quantifies the contribution made by the Babraham Research Campus to the commercialisation of the UK's life science research and knowledge base, creating new businesses and driving collaboration across the sector.
As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge have formed a joint collaboration to take action to support this national effort.