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27 November 2018
UKRI Open Access update

UK Research and Innovation is undertaking an Open Access Review that will inform the development of UKRI policy. Open Access aims to make the findings of publicly-funded research freely available online as soon as possible, in ways that will maximise re-use.

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26 November 2018
Supporting excellence in Wales

UK Research and Innovation is celebrating excellence in Wales by showcasing the vital research and innovation taking place in the country.

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23 November 2018
Medicine manufacturing gets multi million boost

Medicine production and treatment in the UK has received a £7.3 million boost, with new projects across the UK working to ensure patients receive faster treatment.

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23 November 2018
Michael the supercomputer joins team to battery research

Michael - funded by UKRI through ISCF - can reach 265 teraflops at peak performance.

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20 November 2018
Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service – planned outage

The Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service will be unavailable between 9pm GMT on Friday 23 November to 8am GMT on Monday 26 November due to essential database maintenance.

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20 November 2018
UKRI chief executive joins board to work on tech in the NHS

Professor Sir Mark Walport will join IT experts, clinicians and academics to guide the government on its mission to transform technology in the NHS.

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19 November 2018
Cancer killing virus could prevent disease returning

Scientists using viruses to combat cancer have found a way to prevent the disease from returning by targeting the healthy cells tumours use as camouflage and life support.

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19 November 2018
Ambitious Antarctic field campaign begins

The five year quest to understand the Thwaites Glacier's contribution to sea levels will see a team of UK and US polar scientists embark on one of the largest joint Antarctic missions for more than 70 years.

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13 November 2018
UK creative sector gets £80 million boost

Creative companies such as Aardman, Burberry and Sony will work with world-class research talent at hubs throughout the UK to explore new ways of enhancing their sector.

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09 November 2018
What is quantum?

As the National Quantum Technologies showcase takes place in London, we discover more about quantum

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08 November 2018
New lab in South Africa thanks to UK partnership

A new particle detector laboratory in South Africa will help to train the next generation of nuclear scientists.

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08 November 2018
UK and Colombian researchers working together for sustainable peace

Ten new research projects will address issues facing Colombia’s transition from conflict to peace.

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08 November 2018
Impact and breadth of UK-China collaboration on show at China launch of UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation celebrates its China launch this week with events in Beijing, Shanghai, London and Swindon covering the breadth of UKRI’s activities and objectives

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07 November 2018
Funding boost for innovation in feminine care

A company producing the first tampon design innovation in 80 years is set to upscale its business after receiving £1 million funding through Innovate UK's loan programme

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06 November 2018
New images give an insight into world's fastest growing cities

New photos taken by researchers from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities (SHLC) highlight the challenges facing expanding cities in Africa and Asia.

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06 November 2018
New tech centres aim to save lives

Five new technology centres based across the UK will work on ways to save lives using artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies, it was announced today (6 November).

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06 November 2018
Earth art installation glows at the Natural History Museum

A seven-metre diameter glowing planet Earth will go on show at the Natural History Museum this month, as part of an event exploring our relationship with our environment.

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01 November 2018
UK's largest celebration of social science returns

The UK's biggest celebration of social science returns 3-10 November, with more than 300 free events across the country.

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01 November 2018
Whale watching from space

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have used detailed high-resolution satellite images to detect, count and describe four different species of whales.

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01 November 2018
UKRI leader appointed to Industrial Strategy Council

Professor Jennifer Rubin will join leading figures from academia, business and civil society on a new body to evaluate the success of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

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