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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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17 January 2019
UK team at forefront of efforts to solve cosmic mystery

A new particle detector developed by UK scientists could help to answer long-standing questions about the cosmic rays that come from deep space and enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

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16 January 2019
UKRI Chief Executive in India to address Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council

Professor Sir Mark Walport and Professor Tim Wheeler, Director International UK Research and Innovation, will also visit three Newton-Bhabha projects, which highlight the UK and India’s research collaborations.

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11 January 2019
Partnership launched to support innovative solutions to ocean plastics crisis

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, and Sky have teamed up to support UK businesses to develop innovative methods designed to tackle the global ocean plastics crisis.

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11 January 2019
Horizon 2020 grant holders – register now

UK organisations holding grants from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for research and innovation, need to submit information about them into a UKRI portal designed to capture basic details about the grants.

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10 January 2019
Projects to demonstrate how technology will revolutionise audience experiences

Projects will demonstrate the potential of innovative new technologies to revolutionise how audiences experience stage performances, museums and video games.

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10 January 2019
UKRI reviews on equality, diversity and inclusion, and bullying and harassment begin

UK Research and Innovation has announced the providers who will carry out wide-ranging evidence reviews on equality, diversity and inclusion, and bullying and harassment.

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07 January 2019
Science Minister discusses 'essential' role of Research England during UKRI visit

UK Research and Innovation welcomed Science Minister Chris Skidmore as he visited the offices of Research England.

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07 January 2019
New Year Honours for members of the UKRI community

UKRI congratulates the academics, researchers and staff recognised in the 2019 New Year Honours list who are part of the UKRI community.

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03 January 2019
Robots to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks

New micro robots will be built to repair the UK’s huge underground pipe network, aiming to significantly cut the disruption caused by the 1.5 million road excavations that take place every year.

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19 December 2018
Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst raised concerns about phone-tapping in the 1930s, decades before MI5 revealed it kept her under surveillance, newly uncovered letters have revealed.

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