#GreatThinking for the Great West
The GW4 Alliance is bringing together leading experts to debate and shape the future of the Great West.  We provide opinion on the latest policy developments and showcase the strengths and aspirations of our region.

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Collaborating to tackle global challenges

As I hand the over the baton of Chair of GW4 Council from Bristol to Exeter, it provides an opportunity to reflect on what an ambitious endeavour the GW4 Alliance…

January 28, 2020 | Professor Hugh Brady Read Full Story

GW4 celebrates five years of collaboration and innovation

Since joining GW4 as Chair of the Board in September 2018 I have really enjoyed working with colleagues across the Alliance to champion research and innovation in our region. This…

October 7, 2019 | Professor Kim Graham Read Full Story

Long-term growth for Life Sciences sector in the South West

A recent successful collaboration with GW4 achieved recognition for life and health sciences innovation in Bristol and the South West of England for the re launched UK Industrial Strategy Life…

September 23, 2019 | Richard Seabrook Read Full Story

Catalysing societal change by promoting interdisciplinary research

Interdisciplinary research has traditionally been considered as risky, less prestigious, and more resource-costly than single-discipline projects. Scientists working across more than one discipline were assumed to have failed in their…

July 30, 2019 | Dr Sarah Sauchelli Toran Read Full Story

New £5m research centre highlights world-leading GW4 climate change expertise

GW4 held a one-day workshop, last month, on climate resilience for researchers across the network to share ideas and explore collaboration opportunities for addressing climate change. This meeting was extremely…

June 12, 2019 | Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh Read Full Story

Climate resilience, and why it might not be as good as it sounds

As an early career climate researcher, new to the growing field of science around resilience, I attended the GW4 workshop and was struck by the long discussions around what resilience…

May 24, 2019 | Dr Freya Garry Read Full Story