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05 September 2019
Funding partnership to tackle top horticultural pest and diseases

Research funds of £250,000 are now available for five projects to tackle high priority pests and diseases threats for horticulture crops.

05 September 2019
UKRI publishes new public engagement vision

UK Research and Innovation has published its vision for how it will promote world-leading research and innovation that is built on the knowledge and values of society and open to people from all backgrounds.

04 September 2019
The future of batteries are top of the agenda at LCV

Further progress of the Faraday Battery Challenge was a key focus of this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook.

28 August 2019
Boost for pioneering international collaborations in energy, healthcare and artificial intelligence

Eight universities have been awarded £3.6 million of funding by Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation, to scale up international research collaborations with universities and research organisations outside the UK.

27 August 2019
Networks to prepare UK transport for a low carbon future

Five new networks will help to tackle climate change by removing barriers to low carbon transport in the UK, ranging from commercial flights using electric airplanes to decarbonised freight transport and hydrogen-fuelled cars.

27 August 2019
Future of flight challenge is given go-ahead

The Future Flight Challenge has been announced by the Prime Minister to support exciting new technologies that will accelerate adoption of innovative aircraft.

23 August 2019
Newton Prize 2019 shortlist announced

Twenty international research projects have been short-listed for the 2019 Newton Prize, which celebrates outstanding international research partnerships.

15 August 2019
£5.4 million Future Fashion Factory launches in style

UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is investing £645,000 in the first nine projects to be funded under its £5.4 million Future Fashion Factory programme, an industry-led initiative supporting collaborative R&D in the UK fashion design and textile industry.

09 August 2019
Clothes designed to grow as children age could mean savings for parents while cutting waste

Innovative businesses creating green alternatives to plastic bottles, cosmetic beads and synthetic materials are being backed by new funding from the Government and Sky.

09 August 2019
Government announces major boost for UK research and innovation

The UK government has pledged further support for UK researchers and businesses, including a shake-up of the immigration rules to attract international scientific talent.

09 August 2019
UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

07 August 2019
More than £16 million Innovate UK and private equity investment into companies confirmed

More than £16 million Innovate UK and private equity investment into companies across the UK developing new precision medicine technologies has been confirmed today.

07 August 2019
Dr Matthew Duchars to head up £67 million cutting-edge vaccines centre at Harwell Campus

Announced today, the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) will be located at Harwell Campus.

05 August 2019
Funding programme to inspire next generation of age-friendly products launches today

The £98 million Healthy Ageing Programme, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and led by UK Research and Innovation, opens its first tranche of competitions.

26 July 2019
Ensuring research is effectively at the heart of achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

UK Research and Innovation has commissioned a consortium of seven leading universities, research centres and the United Nations Development Programme to work together.

24 July 2019
Next wave of industry and society challenges

The next wave of major industrial and societal challenges to receive investment through the government’s modern Industrial Strategy have been confirmed by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

19 July 2019
Inspiring a generation: Moon landing memories in the UK 50 years on

Hundreds of people across the UK have shared their astonishing memories, photos and scrapbooks for a special compilation to mark 50 years since the Apollo Moon landing in 1969.

18 July 2019
UKRI publishes Annual Report

UK Research and Innovation has published its Annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year 2018-19.

16 July 2019
Newton Fund Impact Scheme

The collaboration between UK and partner countries can build upon the original partnership or form a new partnership.

15 July 2019
£125 million cash boost for game-changing UK innovators

Businesses large and small across the UK are poised to receive a £125 million cash boost to turn their innovative ideas into new products and services on the market.