To date (June 2021) the GW4 Alliance has invested over £3.1m in 112 collaborative research communities, which have generated nearly £50m in research income. This means that for every £1 GW4 spends on collaborative research communities, GW4 captures an impressive £16 in external research awards.

The GW4 Alliance has adopted the Russell Group Research Integrity Statement of cooperation in cross-institutional research misconduct allegations, which aims to support the efforts of researcher communities to foster research integrity (also known as good practice in research or the responsible conduct of research).

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GW4 TURING NETWORK: ENHANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS TO BUILD CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY IN DATA SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE REGION

ACCELERATOR FUND 

Project period: September 2019 – June 2019

GW4 community leads 
University of Bath: Andreas Kyprianou
University of Bristol:  Kate Robson Brown (PI)
Cardiff University: Paul Harper, Irena Spasic, Jonathan Gillard
University of Exeter: Richard Everson

Project overview 
This activity aims to support the data science and AI collaborations in the GW4 region and extend the successful interactions with the Turing Institute.


SOUTH WEST QUANTUM DOT QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT

Accelerator Fund

Project period: September 2015 – April 2016 

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Peter Moseley
University of Bristol: Ruth Oulton (PI) 
Cardiff University: Wolfgang Langbein
University of Exeter: 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. 


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 (PI) 
Cardiff University: Peter Smowton
University of Exeter: Geoff Nash 

Project overview

This community will bring together overlapping synergies in nanoscale device fabrication, design and measurement to develop a radically new set of multifunctional sensors that will make a major impact in a range of sensing applications. 


Southwest Quantum Technologies Group (SWQT)

INITIATOR 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 (PI) 

Project overview

The aim of this GW4 Initiator Fund is to initiate the creation of a Southwest Quantum Technologies group that brings together complementary expertise in quantum technologies, including integrated photonics, quantum computing theory, light -­‐matter interactions and optical materials.