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)

Smart Eco Project part of an EU-China collaborative research programme on the green economy. Researchers from the International Eco-Cities Initiative are participating in the SMART-ECO project: a three-year (2015-2018) benefiting from €1.1 million in funding from the ESRC on Smart Eco-cities for a Green Economy: a Comparative Study of Europe and China. The project is being coordinated by King’s College London, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universities of Westminster, Plymouth and Cardiff (UK), TU Delft and Utrecht University (the Netherlands), the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Toulouse (France), Freiburg University (Germany), Renmin University of China, and the University of Nottingham in China.

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)

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)

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.

SESAR is the technological pillar of Europe’s ambitious Single European Sky initiative, coordinating most European R&D activities in air traffic management. It is one of the most innovative infrastructure projects launched by the EU, developing and deploying new technologies to meet the expected growth of aviation by 2035 and beyond, building Europe’s intelligent transport system, and connecting cities and citizens, whilst increasing safety and reducing the climate change impact of aviation. A key focus is better integration of industrial and exploratory research, as a ‘push-pull’ process.

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