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  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 89916
    Funder Contribution: 50,000 GBP
    Partners: Mbaso Ltd

    This project seeks to enable those without jobs to easily and affordably earn a living from home. SupaPass already helped entrepreneurs increase their revenue by over 250% during lockdown. With rising unemployment, there is an emergence of new entrepreneurs. This project ambitiously seeks to reduce the price-point for starting a state-of-the-art content app and website platform by over 10X so anyone can launch their own, irrespective of socio-economic status, creating equal opportunities to build their business. There are thousands of businesses in the UK (millions globally) who could benefit from this project. The project innovation, which aims to automate and optimise the heavily manual first stages of the process of onboarding clients, is addressing a significant blocker for the rapid deployment end of the app development sector; an industry-wide challenge. Resolving these technical challenges will drive state-of-the-art in this space. Providing essential tools to fuel economic growth across thousands of businesses needing to transition online, particularly now due to the long term impact of the pandemic, it has considerable potential to significantly enhance productivity and economic growth for those businesses, both in the UK and globally. To compete, businesses need better tech. With the proliferation of Netflix, social media platforms, Apple and other online apps and sites, consumers have come to expect the highest standards. But smaller businesses just cannot compete; the technology required to provide that quality of experience is simply far too expensive for small businesses. Thus they depend on third party services where it is not their brand, they cannot monetise or are losing a share of their revenue, and are not in control of the relationship with their customers or data. The apps have been called "a game-changer" by existing clients, e.g. Dr John Park earned £50,000 within the first week from his eLearning apps, thanks to the SupaPass technology which created a completely new revenue stream for his business, not possible via other platforms. This innovation would give small businesses an affordable way to compete online with cutting-edge user-experience and to generate new revenue streams. This innovation will enable SupaPass to rapidly on-board thousands of clients, generating millions in annual recurring revenue. Delivering good value for money, it would very quickly deliver an ROI of over 10X, creation of jobs, and significant economic impact. Strong proven KPIs and tested sales process have demonstrated a clear route-to-market as soon as the project is completed.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: ES/V008811/1
    Funder Contribution: 10,081 GBP
    Partners: Coventry University

    Violent conflict has a catastrophic effect on all aspects of civilian life. In May 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General reported that more than 20,000 civilians had been killed or injured in 2019 as a result of attacks in conflicts in 10 countries alone. It is for these reasons that the 'protection of civilians' (PoC) in violent conflict zones has become a cornerstone of the policies and actions of those international organisations who intervene in a third-party capacity. Operations deployed under the United Nations (UN), regional organisations and national governments have all developed policies and frameworks which guide their military, civilian and police personnel in aspects of PoC. Likewise, non-governmental organisations and humanitarian actors have developed their own approaches towards civilian protection, with nuanced but valuable differences from those of the multilateral organisations. In addition, civil society actors from the conflict zone itself approach protection in a way informed by local context. These approaches may also bring a different understanding to what protection is and how it is implemented. Therefore challenges concerning how different visions of PoC compete and interact within deployment zones have come to the fore. Organisational strategies, governmental approaches, and civil society understandings of what 'protection' means and how it is implemented have been exposed. This necessitates further dialogue amongst the different actors engaged in civilian protection in violent conflict. This research project will launch a series of workshops whereby policy actors and academic researchers engage on this topic. At the core of these workshops will be the concept of 'hybridity'. A theory drawn from the peacebuilding and development fields, hybridity refers to the interaction between third party interveners, and those who are subject to the intervention. Workshops will examine how intervening organisations have adapted their policies when operating within a shared space with other organisations, and how they react when local actors adapt, ignore, or resist their version of 'civilian protection'. The workshops will be held in Dublin, London and Durham, and are organised with the intention of linking up an inter-disciplinary network of scholars and policymakers on the topic. Scholars will largely be at the early-career stage of their academic career, and will be invited to present their research into civilian protection, but also to reflect on the research process which they used. The workshops will invite participants from the policy community, engaging with those who develop guidance and policy on civilian protection in an official capacity. Practitioners will be invited to share their perspectives on implementation challenges that they have faced in deployment zones. Here, those who work for humanitarian organisations will outline the processes which took place in engaging with local civil society actors in deployment zones, and how policies were amended in light of local context. Through these workshops it is expected that a sustainable network of engaged parties will be created. The network will form the core list of authors from which a proposal for a special edition of a high-ranking international journal will be composed. It is expected that academic output will be methodologically rigourous, of high originality and will make a significant contribution to the study of civilian protection in violent conflict. In addition to the academic output, the workshops will release a number of smaller workshop reports, and a synthesis report. These will be targeted primarily at the policy community to introduce the research project and the discussions which take place. These reports, and background documentation into civilian protection will be stored on a publicly accessible online data-bank. Finally, the series seeks to build a learning pack for students and scholars.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 10000777
    Funder Contribution: 34,162 GBP
    Partners: Quantemol Limited

    Danish physicist, Neils Bohr, said "it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." However, to efficiently commercialise?Quantum Dice's?Quantum Random Number?Generator (QRNG)?technology, the company must have reliable forecasts on countries, market sectors and form factors to inform its commercialization and product strategy.? Quantum Dice will undertake a market research study for QRNGs. Primary market research with industry input will be conducted over twelve months, to be then used to road map future markets and establish where and how the supply chains and scale up in quantum random number generation technology will occur. It is anticipated that this approach will guide Quantum Dice's routes to market and will map out how scale up and supply chains can be established. It is anticipated that this approach can be translated to other emerging quantum technologies from within the UK. Quantum Dice will build a sophisticated market model based on a detailed understanding of the fundamental macro market drivers?using a technique called Scenario Planning?(Lindgren, 2017). The Scenario Planning process will allow an explicit macro view of the future and build a QRNG forecast model based on assumptions consistent with that view. The second part of the project is to build a market model based on volume forecasts for QRNGs across multiple countries, market sectors,?and form factors.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 93117
    Funder Contribution: 794,186 GBP
    Partners: Global Combustion Systems Limited

    Glass and Steel manufacturing furnaces frequently operate at temperatures above 1400'C, creating a pressing need for new, cost-effective technologies to reduce NOx emissions and increase furnace efficiency to meet ever tightening regulatory requirements. Global Combustion Systems (GCS) have previously demonstrated (at lab and commercial-scale) an 'Auxiliary Injection' combustion technology for end-fired glass furnaces that has the potential to reduce NOx by more than 80% and increase furnace efficiency by as much as 3%. This project, supported by Tata Steel and Liberty Speciality Steels, will assess the performance of the GCS Auxiliary Injection technology for a range of new glass and steel furnace scenarios, using the Glass Futures 350kW combustion-test-bed furnace. A team from the University of South Wales will screen and select existing computer models to understand how to transfer the GCS technology into steel applications as well as to quantify potential benefits. A techno-economic review will be undertaken to assess the feasibility of the GCS technology for these furnace applications, which will be used to identify the further work required to de-risk the technology to the point at which it can be trialled on commercial furnaces.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 10025426
    Funder Contribution: 40,954 GBP
    Partners: Urban Foresight Limited

    Urban Foresight is lead partner on the Innovate UK funded 'Clean Streets EV Infrastructure Toolkit: Demonstrator' project (number 105422), which commenced in October 2019\. The project is a real world demonstrator of innovative pop-up chargers that are built into the pavement and rise up to provide a discreet, safe and low-cost charging solution for electric vehicle drivers without access to off-street parking. The project is designed to show that pop-up chargers can offer a driver-friendly, aesthetically pleasing and rapidly scalable means of providing on-street charging for the 50% of EVs that are parked on-street at night.?? It will develop business models around large scale deployment of on-street chargers to demonstrate their viability without ongoing public funding. Urban Foresight is responsible for the management of the project, and for the development of a toolkit for the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. This is in response to feasibility study findings that councils wanted information and guidance on how to develop EV charging infrastructure in their local areas. Urban Foresight's toolkit is a digital decision support tool and policy framework to optimise investments in on-street EV charging infrastructure.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/W50290X/1
    Funder Contribution: 143,025 GBP
    Partners: University of Leicester

    Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

  • Project . 2021 - 2022
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: 10004558
    Funder Contribution: 300,000 GBP
    Partners: Beonhand Limited

    Abstracts are not currently available in GtR for all funded research. This is normally because the abstract was not required at the time of proposal submission, but may be because it included sensitive information such as personal details.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/W502480/1
    Funder Contribution: 17,008 GBP
    Partners: City, University of London

    Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: 75259
    Funder Contribution: 356,336 GBP
    Partners: Dgp Intelsius Limited

    This project aims to pave a way for integration of drones into the UK transport system for their widespread use for commercial deliveries. For this purpose, we focus on development and integration of physical and digital infrastructure into the practice of medical supplies delivery between blood banks and UK hospitals, paying special attention on integration of the drone operations into medical operational practices. The project aims to propose a total solution for the delivery of medical drones, comprising a low-maintenance launch platform for drones with integrated automatic recharging, a drone with a temperature-controlled housing, which is approved and compliant for the medical transport of blood/blood products, operating procedures and a management application. The drone loading, take-off, landing and unloading will be demonstrated in the project at the Milton Keynes University Hospital site, while the flight from the blood bank to the hospital will be simulated for analysis of risks and development of risk mitigation measures related to airspace management, communication, and navigation. During the project, we plan a number of outreach activities, covering, in particular, medical organizations and aiming to demonstrate project outcomes, including demo flight videos, developed procedures and their integration in the tablet/smartphone app. Stakeholders and end users interviews will be undertaken to promote public acceptance of the drone deliveries, identify needs of the end users and new use cases that should be considered for the future developments. The project benefits from strategic governance of the Advisory Board that includes South Africa National Blood Service currently experimenting blood unit delivery by drone, Milton Keynes City Council, Oxford Blood Transfusion Centre and Patient Representative at Milton Keynes Hospital.

  • Funder: UKRI Project Code: EP/V046713/1
    Funder Contribution: 202,261 GBP
    Partners: University of Oxford

    Representation theory is the study of symmetries in linear spaces. The symmetries of an object or a physical system can be encoded into various algebraic structures, such as groups, together with their "representations" (actions on linear spaces). The typical questions in the theory are how these actions are built from the most basic constituents and to study these "atoms", i.e., the irreducible representations. This proposal concerns the classification of irreducible (unitary) representations. More precisely, the aim is to devise a finite algorithm for the determination of all irreducible unitary representations of reductive p-adic groups (think of the invertible square matrices with coefficients in the field of p-adic numbers). From a historical perspective, the classification of unitary representations of (noncompact) semisimple groups ("the unitary dual" problem) is one of the most important unsolved classical problem in representation theory. The origins of this question can be traced back to Gelfand's programme of "abstract harmonic analysis'' from the 1930's and to Wigner's work on the representations of the Lorentz group in Physics. In the last 10 years, new ideas have emerged in the work of Adams, van Leeuwen, Trapa, and Vogan who produced an effective algorithm for deciding the unitarisability question for real reductive groups, and in the work of Schmid and Vilonen who gave a geometric interpretation (in terms of Hodge theory for D-modules) of unitarisability. For applications to automorphic forms, it is imperative to have a similarly precise understanding of the unitary dual of reductive p-adic groups. Thus this proposal advances a corresponding programme for unitary representations of p-adic reductive groups in the framework of the "Langlands correspondence", which is a vast set of conjectures central to much of modern Mathematics. While there is a formal part of the algorithm by Vogan et al which can be easily translated to the p-adic setting, the core problems are deep and require different methods and new ideas. In addition to the satisfaction of having an answer to this classical question in representation theory, the algorithm will uncover new connections between the geometric and arithmetic sides of the Langlands programme and therefore it could have a transformative impact on research in representation theory and in automorphic forms.

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