UK Research and Innovation at ESOF 2018

UK Research and Innovation at ESOF 2018

Leading UK research will be showcased to thousands of delegates as part of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting this week.

Supercomputers, Mars rovers and an interactive genetics game are just some of the innovative examples on display at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s stand at the EuroScience Open Forum 2018 (ESOF) this week (Toulouse, France, 9-14 July).

UK speakers will be leading talks and participating in panel discussions on the most important topics in research and innovation.

ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.

More than 100 researchers from the UK will be joining more than 4,000 delegates from 80 countries at over 200 events across the week.

UKRI chief executive Professor Sir Mark Walport said: "Collaboration is at the heart of successful research and innovation, whether that is across disciplines, between academia and industry or around the globe. ESOF is an excellent forum to continue to build on our vital links with our European partners.”

UKRI will highlight some exciting UK science and research through our exhibition stand located in the International Village area of the conference venue.

The stand will feature hands-on examples including:

  • A ‘Marscape Sandpit’ with ExoMars Rovers – a robot tasked with finding signs of past and present life
  • A Hartree Raspberry Pi Cluster HPiC (High Performance Computing & Hartree Pi Cluster)
  • A sonopill for diagnosis in the gastrointestinal tract, used in several commercial products and benefitting more than one million patients
  • Making Your Mark epigenetics board game – developed by researchers from the Barbraham Institute, this interactive game explores how epigenetics marks control cell fate

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, this biennial European forum brings together researchers, educators, business, policy makers and journalists from all over the world to discuss breakthroughs in science.

Please find a full list of UK speakers here (PDF, 254KB).

ESOF takes place in Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2018. Follow @UKRI_News, #UKatESOF for further updates.