Current opportunities for collaboration

The grid below highlights some of the projects and topics for which Newton partner country researchers are currently seeking a UK collaborator or a UK host institution for open calls. It is possible to sort entries alphabetically by "Research area"; "Partner country"; "Partner institution" and "Call". 
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BC IL= British Council Institutional Links
BC RL= British Council Researcher Links (Workshops or Travel Grants)
BC PhD supervision (Full or Placement) = British Council PhD programme
BC REL = British Council Research Environment Links

Proposed project or topic for collaboration

​Functional material technology; e-coli bacteria sensor; ZnO; Graphene

​Current sensors to detect e-coli bacteria devices are made of graphene-based semiconductor, which are reported to have good electrical performance. However, the major problem, which degrade the performance of such devices, is the formation of graphene oxide at the metal-graphene interface layer.

HealthIndonesiaSebelas Maret UniversityIL

Governance of common pool resources; Drivers on artisanal fisheries decision-making; human-resource relationship; Traditional ecological knowledge in coastal communities​

To find better governance drivers compatible with cultural and social traits in different societies to develop more efficient strategies and tools to conserve biodiversity and environments. Cross-cultural approaches are essential not just to understand ecosystemic patterns, but mainly to promote conservation among users understanding current shifting baselines caused by climate change, technological tools and socio-political trends.​

Environment conservation; Fisheries governance and managementBrazilFederal University of AlagoasRL (Workshops)

​Fuel cells - ion exchange membrane - nano materials electrocatalyst - bipolar plate

​Developing an ion exchange membrane for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, developing nanomaterials electrocatalyst for hydrogen, methanol and ethanol oxidation, developing non precious metal electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction/
Developing Metallic bipolar plate and designing and manufacturing fuel cell stack prototype

Renewable Energy ( Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cell)EgyptNational Research CentreIL

​Internet of Things, Low-cost sensors, Portable weather station, Nanosampler, Web-based monitoring multi stations (big data)

​The development of information and communication technology for air quality monitoring system using (1) low-cost sensors to fill the gaps data in several areas in Indonesia, and (2) IoT/Cellular-based technology to send the data to the cloud database

Information and communication technology; Technology and Environmental Management; Transportation IndonesiaTelkom UniversityIL

​Strengthening the cultural values of coastal communities and digital economic development

Empowering coastal communities to market the potential results of natural resources that exist digitally in the face of the industrial era 4.0

Social-cultural developmentIndonesiaAMIK Labuhan BatuIL

​Smart Specialization, Regional Innovation Ecosystems, Health Tech, Environmental Tech

​As a part of regional innovation systems, I would like to conduct a research project in collaboration with a UK partner in order to compare, contrast and benchmark innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in two countries through the lens of smart specialization.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regional Innovation EcosystemsTurkeyDüzce UniversityIL

​Digital signal processing, information system, gas sensors, sensor systems

​It is necessary to have a diabetes detection device that is not uncomfortable. In the industrial era 4.0, researchers develop science that blends the Internet of Things and Health in the form of Development of Mobile Electronic Nose Breath Analyzers to Detect Diabetes. The mobile electronic nose formed by this study can detect patient’s diabetics in two levels.

Medical Device Technology and DiagnosticsIndonesiaTelkom UniversityIL

​Water and Wastewater Treatment, Sludge Treatment

​- Nitrification and denitrification processes for wastewater treatment
- Partial Nitritation and Anammox processes for nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment
- Anaerobic sludge digestion and biogas production
- Constructed Wetland for wastewater treatment and reuse
- Monitoring antibiotic and pesticide in river and soil of Mekong Delta
- Evaluation the effect of suspended sediment on nitrogen dynamic in river.
- Leaching test of Steel Slag for safety material of road construction

Environmental EngineeringVietnam (REL)Ho Chi Minh City University of TechnologyIL