Key themes: Resilience

Each Researcher in Residence awarded by the Network+ will have to align to at least one of the key thematic areas. Those areas are Net zero, healthcare and wellbeing and resilience.

Within an increasingly interconnected, complex and rapidly changing world, resilience is a measure of robustness to environmental, political, societal and technical impacts. A high level of resilience affords a nation with ‘freedom of independent action’ and increased security against these challenges, which has been highlighted by recent events and current affairs.

Increasing national and global resilience is both necessary and offers tremendous opportunities to capitalise on changing global conditions. The combination of expertise in UK academia and the Catapult Network can be used to drive the UK towards the required advances to ensure a secure, resilient future.

Through this opportunity, we are looking to support academics to explore their research ideas and develop the beginning of a pipeline through to impact in emergent and rapidly developing new science areas, ultimately decreasing the timescales between discovery research and delivery of economic impact and social prosperity.

Tranche 1 projects

Zekai Murat Kilic: Advancing manufacturing precision

The University of Manchester’s Dr. Zekai Murat Kilic is driving innovation in manufacturing precision in a bold project in collaboration with the AMRC.

Researcher in Residence: Advancing manufacturing precision

Amir Bolouri: Forging the future of metal casting

In a potentially groundbreaking project, Researcher in Residence (Tranche 1) Dr. Amir Bolouri from the University of the West of England (UWE) is set to redefine the landscape of metal casting through collaboration with the AMRC. Building on the innovative sensorisation protocol developed within the ATI Foundry 2023, Dr. Bolouri’s RiR project could unlock new horizons of precision and excellence.

Researcher in Residence: Forging the future of metal casting


We are happy to discuss your proposal before submission. Contact the Innovation Launchpad Network+ management team at: 

Innovation Launchpad Network+ Management Team

Alternatively you could make contact with the relevant theme contact/s: 

Resilience investigators

Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, University of

Professor Ben Hicks, University of

Professor Paul Jennings, University of Warwick –

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