Exeter physicist bends light waves on surfboards

30thJul 2012

A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for Physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies. Dr Matt Lockyear is using foam from inside surfboards to make materials that can manipulate light.

One touch towards the future

27thJul 2012

A group of designers and developers are investigating, through a hands-on workshop, how the emerging field of UltraHaptics might be used in a creative context in the future.

The aim of the workshop, run by the University of Bristol and Pervasive Media Studio, is to better understand how creative practitioners and developers can work together in creating new and novel user experiences using a unique haptic system, technology which takes advantage of the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user.

Italy’s talented entrepreneurs selected for business incubation in the UK

25thJul 2012

What’s the Italian word for entrepreneur?

SETsquared has selected some of Italy’s brightest students for an intensive one-week entrepreneurship programme in the UK. Fifteen Italian students will learn from experienced UK entrepreneurs and innovators in an intensive week-long Programme provided by the SETsquared partnership of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.