Science networks to launch across Wales

Three science networks are due to be launched today. The Ser Cymru National Research Networks for Wales are designed to attract scientific research business to the country

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Life sciences network among three launching today

The discovery of new drugs and development of new treatments will form the basis for a new science network launching today. One of three, the life sciences and health network, based at Cardiff University will work on areas that have unmet medical need.

A new network launching today will look into the development of new drugs Credit: PA

Another area to be looked at will be the growing needs of society, such as the need for food. The network will carry out research into the relationships between land, water, the provision of food and energy production.

The network is one of three Ser Cymru National Research Networks for Wales launching today. They are funded by £7m from the Welsh Government and are designed attract more scientific research business to the country.

Science network to focus on materials and engineering

One of three new science networks launching today will focus on materials and engineering. It aims to carry out research that could have applications in manufacturing.

Solar technology is one area of research for a new science network launching today Credit: PA

One area of research for the network, based at Swansea University, will be solar technology. Different materials that could be used to coat buildings to harness solar energy, instead of using solar panels, are already being discussed.

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Multi-million pound investment in science networks

Millions of pounds are being invested in new science networks Credit: PA

Wales is to gain three new science networks. The Ser Cymru National Research Networks for Wales are the product of a £7m investment by the Welsh Government. They are designed to attract scientific research business and cover various disciplines from medicine, manufacturing, energy and food security.

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