Research and expertise
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Interdisciplinary Strategic Institutes
Our diverse research spans three Strategic Institutes. Collaborative endeavour in rich, natural environments drives solutions to global challenges.
Marine, maritime, education and innovation expertise integrate to train scientists, engineers, policymakers, artists, technicians and business.
Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Transformation in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Sustainable Earth Institute
Science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, with community, businesses and individuals, innovate to build resilience for our planet.
G7: Examining the evidence for global action
On 11 June 2021, G7 leaders and invited guests meet in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK to explore solutions to some of the greatest global challenges and, united through shared values, take decisive action.
Facing a climate emergency while still in the midst of a global pandemic and its resultant economic devastation – many look to the G7 to understand where do we go from here? We asked Plymouth researchers, leaders in their fields, to give their expert perspective on exactly what should be examined. From future global health threats, addressing the climate change crisis, to tackling education inequality and driving global corporation taxes and investment into natural disaster infrastructure – they provide the evidence for global action.
Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall
We are committed to developing solutions to the planet's most challenging issues. Our pioneering spirit runs deep in the quest for a better tomorrow.Meet our pioneering researchers
Research Festival 2021
28 June – 2 July
The annual Research Festival celebrates curiosity and collaboration, showcasing leading work across disciplines and inviting fellow academics, industry, students, policymakers, and the public to understand more of our world and those living in it.
Hear cutting-edge research from world-leading experts and top keynote speakers and learn how your own research or business could achieve greater impact through collaboration, locally and globally.
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R&D Solutions Fund
The £200,000 fund, delivered in partnership between the University and Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, is designed to stimulate industrial collaborations and knowledge transfer opportunities between our researchers and businesses, aiming to solve specific ‘business problems’.
Grants of up to £20,000 will be available during two funding rounds:
- Call 1: 9 November 2020 – closes 9.00 Monday 21 December 2020
- Call 2: 8 February 2021 – closes 9.00 Monday 22 March 2021
The programme is open to businesses from any industry sector or geographic location in the UK.
The funds can be used to cover a variety of costs, including academic research time to focus on a specific opportunity or challenge to a business; research time of the industrial partner; and access to specialist University facilities or equipment.
- Voyage aims to highlight the possibilities of autonomous ocean science 16 June 2021
- £400,000 funding for revolutionary digital health project to treat dysfunctional breathing 11 June 2021
- Global experts identify key options to tackle biodiversity and climate crises 10 June 2021
- University explores impact of climate change and microplastic pollution in the Antarctic 9 June 2021
- Marine Research Plymouth cements city’s reputation as the UK’s go-to location for marine science 8 June 2021