Our scientists are involved in three major European research projects with the power to help shape the future of information and communication technologies (ICT). Exploring topics ranging from computer models of the human brain to personalised, globally-integrated health systems, our Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects are leading the way in delivering the innovation of tomorrow.
The selected research proposals will run for ten years, with prospective European Commission funding reaching a substantial €100 million (£87 million). These flagship initiatives are primed to deliver major breakthroughs in information and communication technologies, with the potential to realise solutions to some of society's biggest challenges.
We're heavily involved in three of the landmark projects:
- Graphene Science and Technology for ICT and Beyond
Graphene, discovered by The University of Manchester Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, is a new substance that could replace silicon as the wonder material of the 21st century.
- The Human Brain Project
Professor Steve Furber, School of Computer Science, has developed a series of computer chips, called SpiNNaker, which could help us to understand the way in which the human brain works. The impact of the project could hold amazing benefits for computing, neuroscience and medicine.
- IT Future of Medicine
Professor Hans Westerhoff is leading a team to look at how digital technology has the power to deliver individualised medicine, based on molecular, physiological and anatomical data collected from individual patients.
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Vice-President and Dean Professor Colin Bailey said, "For The University of Manchester to be involved in three of the FET flagship projects is testament to our reputation for world-class research. These exciting research projects could help shape the future of information and communication technologies, and our scientists could be at the forefront of this vision."
If you're inspired by our research, and the chance to join us, visit: www.manchester.ac.uk/research
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