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

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15 February 2019
US-UK-Australia funding to improve global gravitational wave network

A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies of the United Kingdom and United States announced today.

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12 February 2019
Canada and UK agencies join forces to establish future research and innovation partnerships

UKRI signs a Letter of Understanding to strengthen collaborations between UK and Canadian researchers and boost joint research through a collaborative approach to research design, funding and review.

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11 February 2019
4.1 million investment in industrial biotechnology

From preventing kidney disease to producing mosquito repellent, UKRI’s BBSRC is awarding £4.1 million to three projects seeking to sustainably improve human and animal health using industrial biotechnology.

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11 February 2019
UK Steel, Pharmaceutical and Transport manufacturing will be future-ready thanks to research boost

Three new research hubs announced today will bring together leading academic teams with industry partners to drive innovation across manufacturing in steel production, pharmaceuticals and transport.

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11 February 2019
Major presence for UK at world's largest general science meeting

UK Research and Innovation will provide support to UK researchers attending the AAAS meeting, and will showcase the strength of UK research with an exhibit stand, and at an international networking event.

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08 February 2019
Plastics are being glued together in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

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06 February 2019
Quantum collaboration to benefit academia and industry

UK researchers and industry will soon be able to process unprecedented amounts of data and harness powerful simulation capabilities.

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04 February 2019
UKRI welcomes publication of open research reports

UK Research and Innovation welcomes the publication of two independent reports on open research, commissioned by government. Both reports contain a series of recommendations for UKRI and other stakeholders.

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04 February 2019
Seventy five Centres for Doctoral Training to develop the skills needed for UK prosperity

One of the UK’s most significant investments in research skills will equip the next generation of engineering and physical sciences researchers to tackle key challenges.

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31 January 2019
Final guidance and criteria for Research Excellence Framework 2021 published

Research England has published, on behalf of the UK’s four higher education funding bodies, the key guidance for UK universities on how to submit their research to the next Research Excellence Framework.

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31 January 2019
Construction Industry to be transformed through digital technology thanks to £18 million UKRI funding

A new £5 million Research Leaders programme will develop innovative solutions to transform construction industry and deliver, better performing homes, better jobs and better value for taxpayers as part of the Industrial Strategy.

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29 January 2019
UK businesses urged to register for continued Horizon 2020 research funding

UK businesses who benefit from research funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme are urged to sign up to UKRI’s online portal.

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28 January 2019
Keeping our smart technology safe

New research and innovation will keep our “smart tech” safe from sophisticated cyber threats.

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28 January 2019
Hens that lay human proteins in eggs offer future therapy hope

Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests.

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24 January 2019
New era for UK superbug research: 20-year vision and 5-year action plan

The UK's new 20-year vision and 5-year National Action Plan for containing, controlling and mitigating antimicrobial resistance has been announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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24 January 2019
Supporting excellence in Northern Ireland

From cybersecurity and immersive technologies to restoration Shakespeare, new diagnostic tools and aerospace, Northern Ireland is home to world class research and innovation.

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23 January 2019
Nanoscale kicking technique could reverse effects of paralyzing condition

Tiny vibrations could be harnessed to create healthy bone from stem cells, potentially reversing the effects of a paralyzing condition which affects more than three million people in the UK.

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22 January 2019
UK at forefront of global R&D collaboration with £79m investment

Advanced crop breeding, tackling infectious disease and clean energy technologies are just three areas where the UK will partner with world-leading collaborators to push boundaries and meet 21st century challenges.

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22 January 2019
Global Research Hubs tackle world's toughest challenges

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges through a £200M investment across 12 global research Hubs.

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18 January 2019
Space tech may hold key to sustainable food on planet earth

UK expertise in cryogenics, the science of extremely cold temperatures, and of thermal engineering could bolster the food supply chain by reducing the amount of loss from farm-to-fork.

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