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TeenTech Live: Coventry | TeenTech

TeenTech City of Tomorrow invites young people to design ideas for the safer, smarter, kinder City of Tomorrow, surfacing careers in the connected city, increasing awareness of global sustainability goals, citizenship.

Students consider how physical spaces (home, health, education sport, entertainment, commercial) can provide better experiences for everyone and how they might play a part in the inclusive, digitally connected, city of the future.

The emphasis is on bold creative thinking with live feedback from local and national employers.

Students get to DREAM BIG, creating buildings for their TeenTech City of Tomorrow and becoming designers, technologists and engineers.

TeenTech City of Tomorrow in Coventry will consist of a Live Build Session on Thursday 11th November, where pupils will be guided through the process, and a Live Feedback Session on Thursday 25th November where all buildings created will be showcased. All projects will receive feedback from industry experts from the world of design, technology and engineering.

TeenTech Live meets Gatsby benchmarks and has been highly praised by teachers, parents and students.

TeenTech Coventry is delivered in collaboration with the Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials GRP at the University of Warwick and the Public Engagement and Outreach Team at WMG, University of Warwick. The Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials GRP is one of ten Global Research Priorities that undertake Interdisciplinary Research that will help shape our future and respond to complex global challenges that can only be tackled through research excellence. They foster collaboration and innovation, and they are passionate about inspiring the next generation of curious thinkers and innovators through their outreach work and their partnerships in academia and industry.

Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2022

This programme provides UK-based researchers at any career stage, and active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities, with an opportunity to develop and lead international interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences.

Closes 29th September 2021
For more details about the programme and the eligibility requirements, please see the scheme notes.

Funding opportunities to support collaborations with the US and Canada


  • British Academy - Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2022 (closes 29 September)


The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences, on the question of ‘What is a good city?’.

Full details here.

  • Work with US researchers: BBSRC-NSF/BIO lead agency 2021 (closes 30 September 2021)

This call will support activities in the following thematic areas:

  • biological informatics
  • microbes and the host immune system
  • quantum biology
  • synthetic cell

Full details here: . A reminder that under the lead agency scheme, US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process by the lead agency, on behalf of both NSF/BIO and BBSRC.

  • EPSRC working with overseas scientists (open call)


This call will support activities in the following thematic areas:


  • digital economy
  • energy
  • engineering
  • global uncertainties
  • healthcare technologies (see our dedicated healthcare technologies investigator-led grant)
  • information and communication technologies
  • living with environmental change
  • manufacturing the future
  • mathematical sciences
  • physical sciences
  • quantum technologies
  • research infrastructure.

Full details here:

  • EPSRC Overseas travel grant (open call)


Full details here:

Thematic priority areas (see previous EPSRC call- above).



  • UKRI-SBE (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate) lead agency opportunity (open call)

Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas where NSF/SBE and UKRI’s research remits overlap (via AHRC/ BBSRC/ESRC).

Full details here:

  • Royal Society of Engineering Research Fellowships (closes 21 September)

An opportunity to share with your networks (worldwide), specifically early career researchers seeking to establish themselves in the UK

Full details here:

Wed 11 Aug 2021, 18:13 | Tags: Funding opportunity funding EPSRC

Resonate Festival - Invention Stitch in Time

Stitch In Time is a collaborative project between Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick and local primary schools for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

On Tuesday 1 June 2021 we hosted one of the very first events for Resonate Festival, 'Stitch in Time' at Herbert Art Gallery museum for the Month of Invention, coordinated by the Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials GRP. The aim of this event was to inspire primary school children and their families from the local community about the history of Coventry's textiles, linking this to modern day technology and programming skills that are really important for children to learn.

BBSRC Brazil pump-priming award

You can apply for up to £35,000 over two years to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and São Paolo state in Brazil. The awards support the development of future applications within our remit under the UK Research and Innovation-São Paulo Research Foundation lead agency agreement.

To note: You can apply for support if you are:

· a holder of a BBSRC research grant

· a researcher employed at BBSRC institutes

Priority will be given to applications focussing on:

· food security

· bioenergy and industrial biotechnology.

The application must be made by a principal investigator. One person may act as a lead for a consortia of academics. Students are not eligible.

The principal investigator in Brazil must hold a FAPESP research award. You should apply at least 12 weeks before the start of your project.
Full details here:

Tue 11 May 2021, 10:01 | Tags: BBSRC, Funding opportunity

Launching - The Resonate Festival

The Resonate FestivalOver the next twelve months, to celebrate Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture and our role as a principal partner, the University of Warwick is hosting The Resonate Festival. This exciting programme of public events will include talks and public conversations, exhibitions, film festivals, walking tours, debates and so much more. The grand finale will be a multi-day festival on campus in April 2022. The entire programme and festival is linked with the themes and timings of the City of Culture year, and our events form part of the wider City of Culture programme.

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