Innovative and leading technologies are constantly being researched and developed with a view to
enhancing the lives of people and society. New human-centric technologies are being advanced
across multiple disciplines and industry domains, designed to deliver innovations in areas such as
natural language processing, data analytics, and intelligent machine translation human-computer
The Midlands must seek to pivot from reliance on fossil fuel energy production to greener renewable energy production using the existing energy infrastructure and converting to modern and future energy use.
Geopolitical factors, including a rise in cost of living, gentrification and associated rent costs, time to travel to university; and more recent examples of health/climate/cyber disaster-mitigation, now mean that universities have become centres of excellence leading out research, policy, and practice in supporting resilient communities. With the concerning rise in both food, fuel (heat), and housing insecurity in our university students, how can we boost resiliency in the student community?
The Government of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, published in June 2019, commits to delivering a just transition, recognising the significant level of change required and that the burden must be as fairly distributed as possible. De-carbonising the economy presents significant challenges but also brings important opportunities to respond and create learning on how best to deliver a just transition.
This Challenge will require students to explore an innovation being researched and advanced, as informed by the Challenge partners. They will do this in teams and through the lens of at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The team will assess how an innovative technology will impact a particular user group.
Every driver has unique characteristics that are intrinsically linked to their emotional state. This state can change quickly depending on what is going on in a person's life. Indeed, even in a single short journey, a commuter’s emotions can oscillate dramatically. This emotive state influences everything from speed and acceleration, to braking reaction times and lane-changing tendencies.