WMG, University of Warwick

Our aim is to deliver interdisciplinary research and education. All of our staff share a common passion for applied research which achieves impact in the real world.

Our reputation and success have been built on working collaboratively with companies and organisations regionally, nationally and internationally, leading multi-partner projects which help to create innovative projects, processes and services.

There are a number of routes through which we deliver our research and knowledge transfer activities:

SME Innovation Programme – The focus of our Innovation Programme is accelerating SME economic growth through research-led innovation. Our team build strong collaborative relationships with SME businesses and other organisations to enable delivery of intensive projects, collaborative R&D, new idea demonstration and testing, technology sandpits and horizon scanning. Since 2007, our SME team has worked with over 12,000 SMEs to enable innovation and to bring user focused products and services to market.

Institute of Digital Healthcare – The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) aims to improve health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative digital technologies. It is a partnership between WMG, the NHS and Warwick Medical School. The IDH’s work is achieved through applied multi-disciplinary research in biomedical and health informatics, big data analytics, medical imaging, health systems engineering and use of innovative interventions for behaviour change and assistive care technologies.

WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult – Catapult Centres have been established by Innovate UK as an important part of the UK’s innovation system. They enable UK business to access equipment and expertise which may otherwise be unattainable and help grow access to funding and emerging technologies. WMG is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult with a focus on the global challenge of low carbon mobility. Research is concentrated on the themes of Lightweight Technologies and Energy Storage and Management, underpinned by a programme of Digital Validation and Verification.

Supply Chains in Practice – Our Supply Chains in Practice (SCIP) forum enables us to engage across sectors and disciplines to develop customer responsive supply chain theory into practical solutions with demonstrated returns. The forum is open-minded, pragmatic and results orientated with members bringing different perspectives, experience and skills from across the supply chain community. The focus is on company-based projects, practice-oriented events and educational resources.

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