Scottish Universities awarded new ERC grants

The University of Edinburgh (Machining and Commercialising Diamond Anvil Cells) and Heriot-Watt University (Bright and Compact Deep Ultraviolet Light Sources for Healthcare and Industry) are among Seventy-six top researchers from across Europe who will receive ERC Proof of Concept grants of €150,000 each.

This top-up funding is awarded to ERC grantees to explore the innovation potential of their scientific discoveries and bring the results of their frontier research closer to market.

The recipients of these most recent grants will carry out a wide range of projects. One project based in Italy will develop a safer, tolerable and cheaper treatment alternative for patients with autoimmune conditions such as arthritis. In the UK, a researcher will establish a method to measure if autistic children are getting the intended benefits from the educational programs that are designed to help them. In Ireland a scientist will work to increase the accuracy and lower the cost of optical sensors commonly used in manufacturing, healthcare and the evaluation of water and air quality.

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Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services
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