The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.3m in 68 collaborative research communities, which are addressing major global and industrial challenges. Explore these communities by keyword or theme.

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Nanoscale Sensors for Healthcare and the Environment [NANOSENSE]

Accelerator Fund

Project period: October 2014 – April 2015

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Philip Shields, Duncan Allsopp
University of Bristol: Martin Cryan
Cardiff University: Peter Smowton
University of Exeter: Geoff Nash

Project overview

The community was formed from four internationally renowned optoelectronics research groups at Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.


South West Quantum Technologies Project

Accelerator Fund

This project has been developed from the Initiator funded Southwest Quantum Technologies Group (SWQT) community.

Project period: September 2015 – April 2016

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Dr Peter Moseley
University of Bristol: Dr Ruth Oulton
Cardiff University: Professor Wolfgang Langbein
University of Exeter: Dr Janet Anders

Project overview

We aim to establish a focused research group on the theme of QD quantum technologies, using the expertise of the GW4 institutions to explore enabling solutions. As a short term goal within the present project lifetime we will focus on practical solutions for QD technology.


Southwest Quantum Technologies Group (SWQT)

Inititator Fund

Project period: October 2014 – January 2015

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Peter Mosley
University of Bristol: Peter Turner
Cardiff University: Wolfgang Langbein
University of Exeter: Janet Anders