The Impact of University Research - Changing Worlds Showcase
Ever wonder why we now put babies to sleep on their backs or where the technology that gave us the internet came from? Many may believe such technologies or knowledge came from industry or public bodies but in fact much of our world as we know it today was created through pioneering research at Universities. The SETsquared Partnership (Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) have been involved in long running research programmes that have genuinely changed the world for the better - economically, environmentally and socially.
This section of our website gives a unique snapshot of the very best examples of such work: 25 stories from contrasting fields and with very different beginnings, all demonstrating how closely our academics work with industry and other partner organisations to create world changing outcomes. Without many of these innovations the way we live our lives and do business today would be very different.
Sometimes this research is focused with clear goals on the impact it hopes to achieve but many of these examples come from 'blue sky' research where discoveries are made which could not have been envisaged at the outset. These are often the "leaps" required to save people's lives both here in the UK and all over the world or just simply create a step change in our business world. Hopefully you will be inspired to engage with the Partnership and the world leading academics from our five Universities and be part of the new wave of discoveries that will change the world over the next decade.
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James Bilzon of the University of Bath, who presented and exhibited at the Changing Worlds event was interviewed on BBC Bristol.
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