Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
 

Re-Distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City


AWARDING BODY: ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)
AWARDED TO: CHRIS MCMAHON
CO-INVESTIGATORS: Stephen Hoskins, PATRICK GODFREY, COLIN TAYLOR, OANA GHITA, MICHAEL LEWIS
PROJECT DURATION: 2015-2017

 

PROJECT DETAILS:
This network, led by the University of Bristol, will explore the impact of RDM at the scale of the city and its hinterland, using Bristol as an example in its European Green Capital year, and concentrating on the issues of resilience and sustainability. The network will study the issues from a number of disciplinary perspectives, bringing together experts in manufacturing, design, logistics, operations management, infrastructure, resilience, sustainability, engineering systems, geographical sciences, mathematical modelling and beyond. In addition, the network will, through the way in which it carries out embedded focused studies, explore mechanisms by which interdisciplinary teams may come together to address societal grand challenges and develop research agendas for their solution. These will be based on working together using a combination of a Collaboratory - a centre without walls - and a Living Lab - a gathering of public-private partnerships in which businesses, researchers, authorities, and citizens work together for the creation of new services, business ideas, markets, and technologies.

 

Funding Organisations

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
www.ahrc.ac.uk

Hewlett Packard (HP)
www.hp.com/uk

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
www.ktponline.org.uk


EU Marie Curie Actions
www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie

Research Councils UK (RCUK)
www.rcuk.ac.uk

Newby Trust
www.newby-trust.org.uk/