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Microscale systems, sensors and devices, and machines workshop report

This report summarises the current state and future opportunities of the microsystem research ecosystem, as defined by members of the microsystems community.



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On 9 May 2022, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) brought together members from across the microsystems research community for the Microscale Systems, Sensors and Devices, and Machines Workshop.

The workshop sought to:

  • define the current state of the discipline’s research ecosystem
  • identify future opportunities,
  • develop a greater understanding of the support needed across the microsystems ecosystem to ensure the area delivers maximum impact

EPSRC is pleased to release the workshop report which contains of details the outcomes of the workshop and combines them with pre-existing EPSRC research. The final section of the report highlights potential future pathways and interventions that the community feels would be of benefit to supporting microsystems research.

The document is intended to capture the current perceptions of the community. EPSRC acknowledges that this is therefore just 1 document in an ongoing journey to understand the microsystems community as it continues to evolve and the landscape changes. Recipients of this report are encouraged to engage with EPSRC going forward when opportunities arise.

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