EU-funded projects

Westminster is an active participant in a range of EU funded initiatives, a selection of which are detailed on this page.

DATASET2050: DATA driven approach for a Seamless Efficient Travelling in 2050 analyses how the European transport supply profile (capacity, connections, business models, regulations, intermodality, processes, infrastructure) could adapt to the evolution of the demand profile (customers, demographics, passenger expectations, requirements). (Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth)

DiDIY: Digital Do-It-Yourself investigates the consequences of digital devices that support the convergence of physical (“atoms”) and informational (“bits”) components (ABC), leading to blurring of the distinction between users and producers of physical artefacts. (Horizon 2020 ICT)

NEURIMP: Novel combination of biopolymers and manufacturing technologies for production of a peripheral nerve implant containing an internal aligned channels array. Injuries to peripheral nerves result in loss of motion control and sensorial perception. NEURIMP investigates biomaterials’ structural plasticity and manufacturing technologies generating a tubular structure containing an intraluminal microstructure based on an array of aligned channels or fibres. (FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies)

Smartfusion: Smart Urban Freight Solutions. A public-private partnership demonstrating smart urban freight solutions in urban-interurban supply chains using three demonstration city-regions: Newcastle, Berlin and the Lombardy region. (FP7)

AF3: Advanced Fire Fighting. ‘Mega-fires’ are particularly destructive and difficult to control. AF3 is developing innovative technologies and means to ensure a high level of integration between existing and new systems and improved efficiency of fire-fighting operations, the protection of lives, the environment and property. (FP7 Security)

BRAINIMAGES: How do we keep apart internally generated mental images from externally induced percepts? Dissociating mental imagery, working memory and conscious perception. (ERC Starting Grant)

Bombay Cinema's Encounter with the 1960s. (Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship)

IDGF-SP: International Desktop Grid Federation supports science by utilising idle time on the computers of private citizens to run scientific applications in a volunteer computing grid. (FP7 Capacities)

PACT: Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action investigates the relationships between security, privacy and fundamental rights, through a pan-European survey on public perceptions and development of an evidence-based Privacy Reference Framework. (FP7 Security)

CONFLICTMAN: Conflict Management In SMEs project addressed conflict management in SMEs by the exchange of best practices which tackle bullying in the workplace and adapt bully-free models to the needs of SMEs. (Lifelong Learning Programme)

ADAPT-r: Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training is training new researchers, increasing supervisory capacity, and creating partnerships with SMEs to provide real-world testing of the research and real-world training. (Marie Curie Initial Training Network)

ABDEM: a Human Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education in the Maghreb encourages higher education as an engine for human, economic and social development of the Maghreb region of Africa, through university law, social work, journalism and education sciences. (Tempus)

Development of e-learning and distance learning in biomedical sciences in Southern Caucasus, which secured Westminster the International Collaboration of the Year Award from the Times Higher Education journal in 2012. (Tempus)

Monsoon Assemblages: A five-year interdisciplinary research project investigating the impacts of changing monsoon climates in three of South Asia’s rapidly growing cities, Chennai, Delhi and Dhaka. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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Research Impact

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Research Excellence Framework 2014

The very positive outcomes of the REF2014 confirm the internationally excellent quality, reach and significance of our scholarship and impact.