EPSRC SmallMultiSim is a £6.7 million EPSRC Frontier Engineering Award project based  at the University of Sheffield’s Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine.

This five year multidisciplinary project started on 1st September 2013 involving academics from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare. MultiSim’s vision is to develop a modelling framework focused on the human musculoskeletal system, however, this will be designed as a generic platform to address other engineering challenges that involve multi-scale modelling.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK’s main government agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change.

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  • promote and support, by any means, high quality basic, strategic and applied research and related postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences.
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  • generate public awareness;
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  • disseminate knowledge;
  • provide advice.

The EPSRC vision is for the UK to be the most dynamic and stimulating environment in which to engage in research and innovation.

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