The Health Design Technology Institute will be the home of a number of initiatives for designing technologies and ways of working to help people manage their healthcare.
This includes designing better products and systems to help the healthcare industry to manage the diverse needs of a number of people with long-term health conditions.
Les Mosely talks about how his research is helping a number of organisations to prepare for disasters and emergency situations. Including a recent project with the Home Office.
Coventry was the first university in the UK to introduce a disaster management degree.
Exilica, a Coventry University spin-out company, are researching into the uses and applications of absorbant beads and hollow silica shells
More information can be found at http://www.exilica.co.uk/
The Serious Games Institute, aka the SGI, based in the West Midlands in the UK, focuses on developing the non-entertainment application of gaming technology and virtual environments.
Gaming has a number of applications in teaching and learning, as well as in helping companies to train their staff in safe and repeatable environments
The Same But Different research project was a HEFCE funded project looking at managing diversity and equality in higher education. Part of the project was to research and create a resource that Diversity and Equality managers in HE could use to help them realise how important it is to embrace difference in, and outside, the classroom.
The resource pack was created by the Centre for Media, Arts and Performance.
The Institute for Community Cohesion, ICoCo, was established in 2005 to provide a new approach to race, diversity and multiculturalism.
ICoCo's work focuses on building positive and harmonious community relations.
ICoCo represents a unique partnership of academic, statutory and non-governmental bodies, combining the experience and expertise of four Universities with practitioners from a range of diverse backgrounds and professions.
Find out more about iCoCo