Future and emerging technologies
Future & Emerging Technologies is one of five thematic areas that are written into the University of Portsmouth's Strategy 2025. The Themes support collaboration to extend knowledge and impact in interdisciplinary research, innovation and education.
Interdisciplinarity is the new normal. The UK Government Industrial Strategy highlighted four interdisciplinary Grand Challenges – artificial intelligence and data, ageing society, clean growth, and the future of mobility – and the Future & Emerging Technologies Theme is contributing to all of them.
The goals of the of Future & Emerging Technologies Theme are:
- To establish the University of Portsmouth's international reputation as a centre of excellence for future & emerging technologies and their practical application
- To provide non-elitist support for interdisciplinary research & innovation
- To be a driver for economic growth through interdisciplinary research & innovation
- To act as one of five coordinated thematic areas
The Future & Emerging Technologies Theme constantly arranges events and initiatives to develop interdisciplinary research and innovation – here are just some of the areas that have emerged with Theme support.
Many of the University's research areas cover the areas of Future and Emerging Technologies, including:
We're fuelling technological advances in animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), User Experience (UX), computer and video games, and visual computing.
We're improving the design of computer systems and wellbeing services to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient and cost-effective, and we're exploring how technology can influence lifestyle choices and reduce health risks.
We're working to better understand the increasingly-complex and highly-pressurised nature of modern construction – from the rising prevalence of hybrid technology, to the challenges of managing component supply chains.
Our work explores methods and theories bringing together researchers with expertise in electrical power systems, renewable energy, control systems, robotics, intelligent systems and signal processing.
We're helping develop new and better transportation and maritime systems, showing how analytics can positively impact people around the world, and finding new ways to create more sustainable and efficient renewable energy.
Explore our features for a snapshot of our recent research work in this research theme.