Researchers to teach robots how to differentiate between sandwich ingredients so they can make your favourite BLT
Loughborough University computer scientists have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food items so they can make sandwiches in real-world factory environments.
Celebration of Open Research marks Research Repository launch
Loughborough’s new Research Repository and Open Research Position Statement were launched at a celebratory event earlier this month, where the winners of the CALIBRE Awards for Winter 2019 were also announced.
Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards
Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Winter 2019 CALIBRE Awards.
HQ building for leading software company reaches major milestone at University Science and Enterprise Park
A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for a leading software company.
Experts examine how technology is being used to improve food manufacturing and outline the next steps for the industry
From using satellites to track asparagus crops, to measuring the lean meat percentage of pork using a high-tech camera, companies across the food manufacturing supply chain are embracing emerging technologies in new and interesting ways.
Loughborough University London to host NACUE’s 2020 Student Enterprise Conference
Loughborough University London has been selected to host the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) Student Enterprise Conference taking place on 15-16 February 2020.
Santander provides Loughborough University with £450k in funding to support its enterprise, education and employability initiatives
Santander has signed a new agreement with Loughborough University this week which has secured funding for a further three years in entrepreneurial, educational and employer initiatives for staff and students.
Loughborough students chosen for the national OVO Energy Innovators Challenge
Three Loughborough University students have been selected by OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, for a prestigious challenge that aims to cut the nation’s carbon footprint by getting more people on their bikes.
Enterprise student designs nostalgic print for the Loughborough Family
A student has created a print dedicated to the quirks of life at Loughborough University.
Enterprise student designs first mountain bike for start-up company
A final-year student who will be graduating later this month has finished making his first super-versatile mountain bike frame as part of his business venture.
Academic invited to present at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will be presenting at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition next week (1-7 July).
Influential leaders attend TOXI-triage research showcase
International experts and influential stakeholders – including leaders in the NHS, police, military and ambulance service – attended the Loughborough University TOXI-triage research showcase at Altitude 360, London on 26 June.
New flood prediction technology will save lives and livelihoods across the world
Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide.
Meet the winners of Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards 2019
The winners of the University’s bi-annual Enterprise Awards were announced last night during a ceremony at LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.
Student wins multiple awards for her business idea at Ingenuity 19
A student from the University walked away with five prizes worth more than £18,000 as part of a competition led by the University of Nottingham.
Enterprise Awards – vote now and celebrate the University’s game-changing researchers
Voting is now open for the winners of this year’s Enterprise Awards – Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan highlights the importance of “homegrown innovation” during tour of campus engineering labs
MP Nicky Morgan has championed “homegrown innovation” during a tour of Loughborough University’s engineering labs where she was shown a new rail technology which aims to end points failure delays in Britain.
Global sports accelerator programme welcomes applications from sports tech start-ups
Applications are now open for the SPIN Accelerator: a 12-week programme of workshops, mentoring and introductions specifically to support sport technology companies to develop and grow.
Loughborough University partnership is weaving new products for Lurex
A partnership between Loughborough University and Leicestershire-based Lurex® is helping the company to develop innovative yarns and enter new product markets.
Santander Universities UK and Loughborough University celebrate 10-year partnership
Loughborough University celebrated the tenth anniversary of its partnership with Santander Universities UK at an event which took place last week.
Students beat global competition and secure place on renowned accelerator programme with tech start-up
Loughborough students have beaten off competition from around the globe to take part in an acclaimed development programme with their tech idea that creates a new way to discover restaurants and find offers.
Student product allows you to take the ‘purr-fect’ selfie with your feline friend
A student from Loughborough University’s Design School is now selling their trendy pet product to the masses after winning a competition last year.
Chekhov in the ring: the changing face of professional British wrestling
English and drama lecturer Dr Claire Warden researches avant-garde Russian theatre – she also stages and sells-out professional wrestling shows.
Careers Fair enjoyed by more than 6,000 students and hundreds of internationally-respected organisations
More than 6,000 students attended Loughborough University’s Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair and met with representatives from world-renowned organisations such as Samsung, Mercedes and British Airways.
University community celebrate opening of The Start-Up Lab
A brand, new focal point at Loughborough University that aims to support entrepreneurial students to develop their businesses has officially opened.
Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project
Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.
University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands
Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.
Loughborough University to exhibit at Cenex-LCV
Loughborough University will be one of more than a hundred exhibitors at this year’s Cenex-LCV event.
Major deal sealed with tech giant
Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a visit to the Midlands today (Thursday).
Loughborough University launches a world's first professional education programme for sports agents
Loughborough University and the Association of Football Agents (AFA) will launch a unique professional certificate for aspiring football agents later this year.
Loughborough University London celebrates students who have improved their entrepreneurial and employability skills
Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities earlier this month.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
Students head to Canada for final of global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students are flying to Toronto in the hope of global success after reaching the final of an international construction business challenge.
Loughborough University London to contribute to project that aims to double female and BAME founders by 2020
Loughborough University London is to study the effectiveness of a recently-launched initiative that aims to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of capital’s most under-represented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.
Santander Universities funding supports launch of Start-up Lab for enterprising students and local business community
This autumn sees the launch of a brand new focal point at Loughborough University that supports entrepreneurial students to develop businesses, and local companies to prosper.
Academics launch toolkit that aims to help businesses understand the experience their customers want
Loughborough University academics have launched a free downloadable toolkit that aims to help entrepreneurs understand the experience desired by customers.
Loughborough University academics win acclaimed award for technology that reduces harmful diesel emissions
A Loughborough University professor and a research associate that have developed revolutionary emission technology have had their hard work acknowledged in the Autocar Awards 2018.
Voting now open for Placement Student Awards
Voting has now opened for Loughborough University’s Placement Student Awards.
Students win Pitch@Palace award with chatbot system that aims to make eating out easy
Students Matt Pritchard and James Powell-Tuck have won a sought-after national award for their foody tech idea – and they have even been congratulated by a member of the royal family!
Student’s sporting event nominated for BT Sport Industry award
A student at Loughborough University London has been nominated for a BT Sport Industry award for launching a marathon swimming event.
Creative, Marketing and Media event hailed a success
Students passionate about a career in Creative, Marketing and Media were given unique industry insight last week at an event at Loughborough University London.
Alumnus bags deal with Firebox.com after success on Channel 4 show
Loughborough alumnus Simon Lyons has bagged a deal with online retailer Firebox.com after appearing on Channel 4 last night (Monday) with his innovative product Mobu: The World’s Most Versatile Cable Clip.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
London Venture Crawl: students meet top entrepreneurs as part of 12-hour city tour
Loughborough University students boarded a double-decker bus last week for a unique entrepreneurial tour of the capital that saw them visit creative hubs and meet industry leaders.
Loughborough students excel in international packaging design competition
Six Loughborough students have had their innovative creations recognised in an international packaging design competition – with one talented undergraduate ranking in the top 13.
London project that saw over 660 students tackle real business challenges is celebrated at event
A Loughborough University London project, which challenges students to help solve real problems set by a wide variety of organisations, was celebrated at an event last week.
Loughborough hosts Electronic Lifeguard Design Challenge
Loughborough University is hosting a design competition that hopes to improve water safety for both athletes and recreational swimmers.
Women and men needed for high street brand flip flop study
Twenty women and 10 men with the shoe size 5, 7 or 9 are needed for a flip flop study for a high street brand.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
Loughborough University helping to drive growth across the UK
The importance of Loughborough University to the economy and employment, both regionally and nationally, has been highlighted by a new report.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
University partner announces £9.5m world-class skills centre
MIRA Technology Park – the UK’s leading automotive Technology Park and Enterprise Zone – has announced the construction of the MIRA Technology Institute.
Design school graduates achieve success at the 2017 James Dyson Awards
Two graduates from Loughborough Design School have been named finalists in the UK James Dyson Awards.
Major investment sees partner expand operations at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Interface Polymers, based at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) has secured a £2m investment round led by private capital investment group 24Haymarket to advance its unique Polarfin® copolymer additive technology.
Loughborough University: Proud partner of a £276 million national infrastructure improvement programme, launched today
Loughborough University is part of a multi-million infrastructure research programme which has been officially launched in London today.
Local groups awarded £27,500 from University donation fund
Two organisations have been awarded funds to support their work in the community.
University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award
Loughborough University has worked in partnership with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award.
Loughborough University’s class of 2017 honoured at graduation ceremonies
This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies. The achievements of students are celebrated as they reach the end of their degrees.
Quantum technology summer school welcomes PhDs from the MoD
Ministry of Defence funded PhD students have visited Loughborough University for a week-long summer school aimed at developing their expertise of quantum technology.
Graduates sweep the awards at the annual New Designers show
Loughborough University graduates scooped four awards at this year’s New Designers exhibition – an annual contest which highlights excellence in design.
Students present ideas to revitalise local museum
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University have presented creative proposals to bring more visitors to the town’s Old Rectory Museum.
Enterprising students celebrated at annual awards ceremony
Loughborough University and the Students’ Union (LSU) celebrated their annual Enterprise Awards last month, recognising the enterprising achievements of students.
Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
Two weeks left to vote in the 2017 Enterprise Awards
There are just under two weeks left until voting closes for the Enterprise Awards 2017 - Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.
James Dyson Award 2017 open for entries
The James Dyson Award 2017 is now open for entries and Loughborough design and engineering students are encouraged to apply.
The Internet is not a level playing field for running a successful business… especially if you are a woman
Women who run online businesses are less likely to be given funding or be taken seriously despite expectations that the Internet would level the entrepreneurial playing field.
Textiles students to benefit from working with global cotton brand
Second-year students on the University’s Textiles: Innovation and Design course have been invited to enter the first Innovation Competition launched by COTTON USA.
Design School explores opportunities to support employment in developing countries through product design thinking
Loughborough Design School has undertaken a research project to identify ways in which creative product design thinking can support developing countries in manufacturing products for export.
Loughborough University and MOD join forces to tackle tendon injuries in the armed forces
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Ministry of Defence to try and help UK military personnel with tendon injuries.
Enterprise Awards 2017: Voting opens for Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence
The innovative research and creative focus of Loughborough University’s most inventive individuals are being celebrated again at this year’s Enterprise Awards – with the public voting now open.
Life after 5G: Communications experts from Loughborough University join EU science project to boost knowledge of nanotechnology
Communications experts at Loughborough University are looking beyond 5G and developing the longer-term future of wireless technology as part of a £600,000 European research project into electromagnetics and nanoelectronics.30 March 2017
Game-changing 3D print innovations invented at Loughborough University feature at the heart of new manufacturing centre
An advanced 3D printing technique developed at Loughborough University which is capable of mass-producing up to 100,000 components a day will be at the heart of a new manufacturing centre, officially launched this week.30 March 2017
Midlands Innovation welcomes the publication of the Midlands Engine strategy
The Government has today published the Midlands Engine strategy, which will help position the Midlands as a major UK and European gateway, to unlock the region’s potential and support growth across every sector.9 March 2017
Second Enterprise Zone confirmed for region
News of a second Enterprise Zone (EZ), that could bring more than 21,000 new jobs and £123 million into the area over the next 25 years, was announced today (Monday 13th February 2017) during a state visit by Rt Hon Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government.13 February 2017
Spin out acquisition by Merford will accelerate impact of industrial noise control technology
Sonobex, the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University’s physics research base, has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control. This secures the family company not only more 'brain power', but also brings a revolutionary technology in house: capable of reducing noise using by innovative, novel methods.2 February 2017
£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre
The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).2 February 2017
Loughborough’s Earn to Learn scheme could keep more jobs UK-based
Graduate jobs are on the decline as companies look to outsource their middle management roles. But one academic’s surprise solution could not only stop the flow of UK jobs going overseas, but also provide current students with financial assistance and improved career prospects.30 November 2016
Rail industry breakthrough technology Repoint wins IET Innovation Award
Repoint, a radical new track switch product developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group, has won a prestigious IET Innovation Award in recognition of its potential to support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across the network.17 November 2016
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre drives rapid growth
The latest development on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), has achieved over 95% occupancy within a year of its launch. With strong demand for start-up space and more developed companies rapidly expanding, ATIC is already playing a vital role in driving local economic growth.6 October 2016