The ULTRA vehicle - Image courtesy of Advanced Transport Systems Ltd
The University is developing a range of innovative environmental technologies. Recent highlights include:
A €980,000 award by the energy company E.ON for the development of a novel solar power device. This complements materials research being performed by the Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) group for the development of wind and tidal turbine devices.
A US $13 million grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of Aquatest, the world's first low-cost, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that will give a reliable indication of water quality.
Heathrow Airport's installation of ULTRA (Urban Light TRAnsport), a sustainable transport system developed through a University spin-out company.
The development of such technologies is facilitated by the Research and Enterprise Development (RED) department, which provides a range of services for supporting industrial collaboration and early stage business ventures.