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Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

Dedicated training centre for BIM and pipework to launch in the New Year

A dedicated training centre will open next year to support the building and industrial services industry in tackling the challenges of pipework innovation and energy efficiency installation.

Issued on 15 December 2015

GAME confirmed as title sponsor for graduate led Esports championship

GAME confirmed as title sponsor for graduate led Esports championship

Loughborough graduates behind the UK’s inter-university Esports championship have secured sponsorship from gaming giant, GAME.

Issued on 14 December 2015

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

Loughborough University has helped to launch a new book that uses humour and graphic design to communicate vital information to people dealing with sudden paralysis.

Issued on 8 December 2015

Loughborough University research to inform cricket helmet safety development

Loughborough University research to inform cricket helmet safety development

Research by Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute will continue to shape the development of cricket helmet safety, following a landmark announcement by the governing body for the sport.

Issued on 8 December 2015

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University part of £276m UK infrastructure and cities project

Loughborough University has been announced as a partner in a new £276 million research project aimed at ensuring the long-term functioning of the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

Issued on 3 December 2015

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy enters into agreement to develop embedded fuel cell technology for smartphones

Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell technology company originating from Loughborough University research and headquartered at its Science and Enterprise Park, has entered into an agreement with an emerging smartphone OEM to create a tailored development and integration programme for a specific smartphone application.

Issued on 1 December 2015

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough University has been ranked top five in the UK for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Loughborough University is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector.

Issued on 25 November 2015

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

Research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been carried out by Loughborough University on behalf of the National Trust.

Issued on 23 November 2015

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough University professor is leading a national call for more ethical sourcing within the construction industry.

Issued on 20 November 2015

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, 16 – 22 November, Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is launching an e-learning course for secondary school students, years 12 and 13.

Issued on 10 November 2015

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

On 5 November Loughborough University welcomed a group of international visitors from the Government's Science and Innovation Network.

Issued on 6 November 2015

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

The UK Living Wage rate has risen to £8.25 per hour, an increase of 40p on the 2014 rate, it has been announced today (Monday 2 November).

Issued on 2 November 2015

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Loughborough University unveils world’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Academics at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures.

Issued on 30 October 2015

Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Business Minister officially opens Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Business Minister, Anna Soubry, officially opened the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) today. She was joined by senior representatives of Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, all key partners in the expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP).

Issued on 26 October 2015

Loughborough students take action to improve life in Brazil’s largest favela

Loughborough students take action to improve life in Brazil’s largest favela

Six students at Loughborough University are hoping to empower the youth of Rio by raising enough funds to purchase a building in Brazil to house a hostel, community centre and DJ school.

Issued on 23 October 2015

LU-MIT Entrepreneurship Exchange inspires students to turn big ideas into reality

LU-MIT Entrepreneurship Exchange inspires students to turn big ideas into reality

Six students from Loughborough University’s Wolfson School gained invaluable insight into the world of successful entrepreneurship as part of a two-week exchange.

Issued on 19 October 2015

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University awarded £3.9 million to revolutionise electronic communications circuitry

Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a totally new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry.

Issued on 16 October 2015

Loughborough researcher searching for ways to build a million new homes

Loughborough researcher searching for ways to build a million new homes

A Loughborough University researcher hopes his study into house construction could revolutionise the way homes are built in the UK.

Issued on 14 October 2015

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough plays its part in innovative new running garment

Loughborough University has played a major role in the latest wearable technology development, which aims to help recreational runners improve their performance.

Issued on 7 October 2015

The Building Societies Association and the School of Business and Economics launch first-ever Masters for customer-owned financial firms

The Building Societies Association and the School of Business and Economics launch first-ever Masters for customer-owned financial firms

The Building Societies Association (BSA) and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University have launched the first UK Masters programme geared specifically for those who work in a customer-owned or mutual financial services firm.

Issued on 7 October 2015

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

Rapid diagnosis of a range of health conditions is just a breath away

A new centre launched tomorrow (Friday 2 October) is the base for a team of scientists developing breath analysis tests that could help in the rapid diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions including cancers, respiratory infections and diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Issued on 1 October 2015

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

Loughborough University's Advanced Technology Innovation Centre welcomes new tenants

A key handover event to mark the opening of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC) and welcome its new tenants took place last week.

Issued on 28 September 2015

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University project supports visionary research-based artwork

Loughborough University’s Creative Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) project has provided the impetus for the development of a brand new research-based artwork, due to go on display this weekend.

Issued on 24 September 2015

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

Immersive 3D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry

A Loughborough University computer science expert has collaborated with BP on an immersive training experience that enables safety-critical tasks to be rehearsed in a simulated environment.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University part of new enterprise zone bid

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks are at the heart of a new Enterprise Zone (EZ) bid which will make Leicestershire a magnet for science, innovation and hi-tech manufacturing companies looking for research facilities and industrial and office space to base and expand their business.

Issued on 23 September 2015

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Fifth annual conference provides insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Loughborough University and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) have announced their fifth annual conference providing an insight into innovative tools and guidance used for responsible sourcing in the construction industry.

Issued on 22 September 2015

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

Using ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ to improve patient safety

A Loughborough University professor is working with Health Education England to develop recommendations to improve NHS patient safety.

Issued on 16 September 2015

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

Love your trainers? Collaboration on cutting-edge technology could transform global manufacturing of footwear parts

The materials research team from Loughborough University has partnered with global footwear structural component suppliers Texon to bring significant benefits to the modern footwear industry.

Issued on 14 September 2015

Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

Loughborough University unveils breakthrough technology with potential to revolutionise the global rail industry

A failsafe track switch designed to eradicate a 200-year-old problem on the railway has been created by engineers at Loughborough University.

Issued on 9 September 2015

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

Loughborough shortlisted for Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’

The University has also been shortlisted in the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ category.

Issued on 3 September 2015

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

Turning breath into words – new device unveiled to give paralysis sufferers a voice

A new device which transforms paralysis sufferers’ breath into words – believed to be the first invention of its kind – has been developed by academics from Loughborough University.

Issued on 28 August 2015

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

The Energy Research Accelerator - based around a founding partnership of the universities of Loughborough, Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick, and the British Geological Survey (BGS) - has announced the appointment of Gordon Waddington as its Chief Executive Officer.

Issued on 26 August 2015

Loughborough Design graduate appears in UK top 100 entrepreneurs list

Loughborough Design graduate appears in UK top 100 entrepreneurs list

A Loughborough University graduate has appeared in the UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs list, amongst the likes of Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.

Issued on 14 August 2015

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Loughborough University research a life saver on Europe's roads

Research by Loughborough University aimed at reducing blind spots for HGV drivers has led to a change in European legislation on vehicle mirrors and could save hundreds of lives.

Issued on 6 August 2015

Funding secured for Regional Policing Partnership

Funding secured for Regional Policing Partnership

Loughborough is part of a major consortium of East Midlands based universities, police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners that has been awarded funding to carry out policing-related research.

Issued on 6 August 2015

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

The Midlands' leading research intensive universities have appointed their first Director to oversee the development of an exceptional HE partnership, which aims to harness their combined research power and bring significant economic benefits to the Midlands and the UK.

Issued on 3 August 2015

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Product Design Engineering graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons has made the final shortlist for The Inclusive Technology Prize 2015.

Issued on 14 July 2015

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

The Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system by Loughborough University was declared winner of the Studies & Research Merit Award at the regions’ major civil engineering event of the year.

Issued on 19 June 2015

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

On Tuesday, Loughborough University and Students’ Union celebrated their inaugural Student Enterprise Awards, recognising the enterprising achievements of students across a range of activities.

Issued on 18 June 2015

Next generation of entrepreneurs recognised with prestigious awards

Next generation of entrepreneurs recognised with prestigious awards

Loughborough University celebrated emerging entrepreneurial talent at the Finals of the Young Enterprise East Midlands Company of the Year Awards 2015.

Issued on 13 May 2015

Loughborough University students in Engineering YES final

Loughborough University students in Engineering YES final

Loughborough University students have secured a place in final of this year’s Engineering YES, a national competition which encourages engineering enterprise.

Issued on 12 May 2015

HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

HPC Midlands turns geo-data challenge into environmental planning tool

In partnership with HPC Midlands and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany), aerial mapping company Bluesky is exploring the power of supercomputers to process and deliver 3D images for a range of environmental applications.

Issued on 7 May 2015

World’s first customisable luxury leather wallet launched

World’s first customisable luxury leather wallet launched

Loughborough University students Forrest Skerman-Stevenson and Charlie Baron have produced the first-ever customisable leather wallet as part of fashion brand Isolana London.

Issued on 5 May 2015

NACUE recognises enterprising Loughborough student

NACUE recognises enterprising Loughborough student

Management Sciences student Helen Ots was among just three finalists vying for the title of NACUE Young Entrepreneur of the Year last month.

Issued on 5 May 2015

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

UK’s largest sustainable energy research centre receives funding boost of more than £600,000

Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has received a cash injection of more than £600,000 to further develop its research in next generation photovoltaics.

Issued on 5 May 2015

Step change for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Step change for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Loughborough University graduate company Pavegen has taken another step towards scaling and refining its energy generating floor tiles for global distribution and installation.

Issued on 29 April 2015

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks tenant scoops water industry Oscar

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks tenant scoops water industry Oscar

Dynamic Flow Technologies Limited (DFTL) – based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) – were one of just six finalists for the Most Innovative New Technology of the Year title at the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2015 on 21 April.

Issued on 28 April 2015

Two business awards for Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park companies

Two business awards for Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park companies

Two companies from Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks (LUSEP) Innovation Centre have scooped Leicester Mercury Business Awards.

Issued on 24 April 2015

Seventh edition of Jungle magazine available now

Seventh edition of Jungle magazine available now

Loughborough graduate and Studio member Ali Foroughi this month issued the seventh edition of his quarterly magazine, Jungle.

Issued on 24 April 2015

General Election 2015: Discover what’s making the media headlines

General Election 2015: Discover what’s making the media headlines

A real time news audit of the 2015 General Election campaign by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the parties, their policies, MPs and their partners are securing each week.

Issued on 13 April 2015

Voting opens for Loughborough University’s prestigious Enterprise Awards

Voting opens for Loughborough University’s prestigious Enterprise Awards

Loughborough University is inviting the public to choose the winners of its 2015 Enterprise Awards.

Issued on 10 April 2015

Energy Medals to recognise research excellence

Energy Medals to recognise research excellence

The Energy Research Challenge has launched a new initiative to celebrate the best of energy research at Loughborough University.

Issued on 9 April 2015

Loughborough graduate launches new parent-brand In2Collision

Loughborough graduate launches new parent-brand In2Collision

Graduate, and founder of The Student Wordsmith, Sophie-Louise Hyde has launched In2Collision to showcase her ever-growing, award-winning, literary and publishing platform.

Issued on 9 April 2015

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

More than 60 Loughborough University students took part in a novel charity challenge last month, collecting almost £1,000 for Rag – the student fundraising organisation – in just seven days.

Issued on 11 March 2015

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Academics at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots.

Issued on 18 February 2015

Loughborough graduates on Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Loughborough graduates on Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Two Loughborough University Design School graduates have made it onto the prestigious Design Council ‘70 Ones to Watch’ list.

Issued on 6 February 2015

Serial sports tech innovator launches FLUX – the running glove that puts climate control in the palm of your hand

Serial sports tech innovator launches FLUX – the running glove that puts climate control in the palm of your hand

Loughborough graduate Ross Weir is close to launching an innovative running glove with built-in climate control. His patented invention is unique mesh that enables instant temperature regulation and moisture wicking. The gloves are also touch screen compatible and pack down as small as a tangerine, weighing less than 6 grams each.

Issued on 21 January 2015

Loughborough University student invites you to take the One Pound Challenge

Loughborough University student invites you to take the One Pound Challenge

Graduate Alan Radbourne set himself the challenge of turning £1 into a year’s salary. Now – just over 18 months on – he has published a book about his experience.

Issued on 20 January 2015

Loughborough hosts Innovate UK creative and digital industries event

Loughborough hosts Innovate UK creative and digital industries event

In partnership with Innovate UK, Loughborough University will host a half-day event focusing on the funding and support on offer to digital companies keen to nurture their business innovation and growth.

Issued on 12 January 2015