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The latest updates from UK Research and Innovation partners can be found below:


16 January 2018
Sir John Kingman announced as chair of UK Research and Innovation

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced that current interim Chair of UKRI, Sir John Kingman, has been selected to take up the substantive role in April 2018

03 January 2018
New Year Honours for members of the UK research and innovation community

UK research councils and Innovate UK academics, researchers and staff have been honoured in the 2018 New Year Honours list

02 January 2018
Recruitment campaign for EPSRC Executive Chair launched

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the recruitment campaign for the first Executive Chair of EPSRC.

18 December 2017
Preferred candidate chosen for the role of Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council

Professor Fiona Watt FRS has been selected as the government’s preferred candidate to be the Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council when it becomes a constituent part of UKRI in April 2018.

05 December 2017
Research council-backed projects to receive Queen's Anniversary Prize

Six projects supported by the UK's research councils will receive one of the most prestigious awards in higher education.

27 November 2017
UKRI CEO welcomes Industrial Strategy white paper

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation has welcomed the UK’s Industrial Strategy white paper which supports science, research and innovation in the UK. 

22 November 2017
"A budget that backs research and innovation": Walport

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation has welcomed the measures that support science, research and innovation in the UK announced by the Chancellor in the budget.

20 November 2017
Appointments to the Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee of UKRI

We are seeking up to seven independent members with a mix of specialist accounting skills

20 November 2017
UK Research and Innovation welcomes Government R&D commitment

The UK Government's commitment to work with industry to boost spending on R&D has been welcomed by the head of UK Research and Innovation

16 November 2017
Recruitment for Chair of UK Research and Innovation
31 October 2017
Research England Council membership announced

The Board of UK Research and Innovation has confirmed the first members of the Research England Council. 

26 October 2017
Science Minister appoints new ESRC Executive Chair Designate and announces UKRI Innovation Champion
24 October 2017
Professor Philip Nelson to serve as EPSRC Executive Chair for six months

Professor Philip Nelson will serve as the Executive Chair of EPSRC when it becomes part of UK Research and Innovation

20 October 2017
Science Museum Superbug exhibition

UK Research and Innovation is to sponsor a new exhibition that will put the spotlight on antibiotic resistance.

18 October 2017
Research England interim website launched

Ahead of Research England's launch in April 2018, an interim website has been published

17 October 2017
UK Research and Innovation council recruitment campaign launched

A recruitment campaign for up to 96 council members that will play a key role in the establishment of UK Research and Innovation has been launched by Sir Mark Walport.

16 October 2017
Appointments to the councils of UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation is about to begin recruitment to eight of its new councils. Each council will be looking to appoint up to 12 new members.

06 October 2017
Recruitment campaign for BBSRC Executive Chair launched

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the recruitment campaign for the role of BBSRC Executive Chair

28 September 2017
Science Minister announces non-executive Board members of UK Research and Innovation

The 12 non-executive members of the UK Research and Innovation Board have been announced by Science Minister, Jo Johnson

21 September 2017
UK signs £65 million science partnership agreement with US

The UK is investing £65 million in a flagship global science project based in the United States that could change our understanding of the universe, securing the UK’s position as the international research partner of choice.