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PEE POWER®: Delivering sustainable energy and sanitation across the globe
Harnessing the potential of microbial fuel cells, using urine as a biological energy source.
Eliminating malaria through organisation development
The UWE Bristol Business School is leading the way in delivering organisational systems improvements in malaria zones to help eradicate the disease.
Healthy living – raising the standard of green infrastructure in the built environment
In collaboration with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, research conducted by UWE Bristol is being used to develop a framework for high quality green infrastructure.
Enabling expression in music with musical gloves
Creating music through movement with motion capture and AI enabled gloves.
Building a mentoring scheme to support professional women in aerospace and aviation
Challenging gender inequalities in male dominated industries by empowering women to further their careers through advice and support.
Influencing the minimum wage
Resulting in a direct impact on the wider community, research conducted by the Bristol Business School has been used to shape the setting of and compliance to the minimum wage.
Facial recognition technology using 3D machine vision
State-of-the-art technology is being used to develop a tool to detect the different emotional states in pigs.
Reducing the use of pre-trial detention in China
Assisting in the introduction of pre-trial detention hearings in the Chinese criminal justice system.
Improving the design of prosthetic legs
Helping to develop a more comfortable prosthetic socket for Paralympics hopeful Tania Goddard, part of the British Shooting Talent Pathway Programme for Team GB.
3D printing of ceramics
UWE Bristol's innovative ceramic 3D printing material has helped ceramic tableware companies improve their industrial processes.
Flood resilient communities
UWE Bristol researchers co-work with communities and agencies to transform thinking on resilience to floods/extreme weather.
Tackling negative body image
Negative body image is a significant global health issue. UWE Bristol research has informed major industry and policy initiatives to tackle it.
Sensing our health
UWE Bristol researchers are developing cutting-edge technology called ‘magnetic-biosensors’ to accurately detect biological molecules.
Making Big Data work for you
UWE Bristol designed CRISTAL software is giving scientists the power to understand and analyse more data than ever before.
Helping children’s communication
UWE Bristol research has led to improved services and therapy for children with impaired communication.
Promoting children’s literature
Research at UWE Bristol is making a big impact on the writing, teaching and reading of children’s literature internationally and in the UK.
Supporting people with cleft lip
Care for people with cleft lip and palate now includes support from a professional psychologist thanks to UWE Bristol research.
Improving the quality of the air we breathe
UWE Bristol research has improved air quality management in the
and around the world.
Closing the net on overfishing
Research at UWE Bristol has been instrumental in establishing marine reserves, including the world’s largest.
Changing policy on human trafficking
Research at UWE Bristol has influenced policy on international human trafficking and improved the human rights of exploited migrants.
Shaping sustainable suburbs
Researchers at UWE Bristol are helping to shape sustainable suburbs for the future.
Connecting people to places
A third of a million people every week use an online travel service thanks to UWE Bristol research.
Developing healthcare products
A technique from UWE Bristol has led to the creation of new mouthwashes and wound dressings.
Engaging young people in healthier living
Ground-breaking research at UWE Bristol has accelerated the success of public health initiatives for young people and helped to dramatically improve their quality of life.
Helping people with osteoarthritis
UWE Bristol research has developed a programme of exercise and support that is bringing cost-effective relief to patients across the UK.
Pervasive media: building a new digital world
UWE Bristol research has enabled companies to create innovative digital products for mobile devices.
Improving engagement with education
Research at UWE Bristol has helped improve young people’s achievements in education by stimulating new partnerships between universities, colleges and schools.
Helping front-line managers improve operational performance
Leading organisations have benefited from research at UWE Bristol that highlights the importance of front-line managers in their role as people managers.
Promoting awareness of artists' books
UWE Bristol research has widely influenced understanding and appreciation of artists’ books benefiting artists, educators and the public.
Public statistics, individual privacy
Agencies around the world use methods developed at UWE Bristol to safeguard people’s privacy when they release statistics to the public.
Expanding mobile banking
Legal research at UWE Bristol has helped a multinational telecoms business expand the availability of mobile banking in emerging markets.
Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a self-management intervention that significantly reduces fatigue and improves the quality of life of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
A germ that can speed up leukaemia treatment
Our researchers have harnessed the glow-in-the-dark properties of bacteria to help some leukaemia sufferers receive swifter treatment.
Careful talk saves lives
UWE Bristol research has led to improved teamwork between healthcare professionals during hospital emergencies.
Collaborative culture in construction
Collaboration and communication toolkits designed at UWE Bristol are changing things for the better.
Next generation flight design
‘OntoREM’ combines cutting-edge requirements modelling alongside project and business timelines, shaping the next generation of aircraft.
What sort of graduates do we need?
UWE Bristol research has helped create a standard tool to inform school leavers, universities and policymakers.
Measuring solid objects automatically
Couriers, freight handlers and other companies use a UWE Bristol technique to measure difficult solid objects in challenging environments.
Community participation in gathering local news
UWE Bristol research has informed the BBC and community groups in working together to widen the range of voices in local news.
Research insights influence labour productivity
Insights from research at UWE Bristol on the factors influencing labour productivity have informed ambitious policies that are fuelling regional economic growth.
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