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24 January 2020
UKRI publishes regional allocation data for Innovate UK and Research England

UKRI has published a short note today, 24 January 2020, to highlight the regional distribution of Innovate UK funding and Research England quality-related (QR) research allocations.

24 January 2020
Oxford launches North American start-up scheme that will create 4,000 UK jobs

Research England supports University of Oxford science and technology commercialisation initiative set to raise £1bn in private finance and lead to thousands of UK jobs.

23 January 2020
Champion appointed to drive forward industrial decarbonisation centre

A champion appointed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will develop plans for a new centre which will help to achieve the government’s net zero ambitions by addressing challenges to the decarbonisation of the industrial sector.

23 January 2020
UK invests £65 million in cutting-edge international research on particle physics

UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and Chris Fall, Director of the US Department of Energy Office of Science have signed an agreement that outlines £65 million worth of contributions that UK researchers will make to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and related projects.

23 January 2020
New resource provides single overview of UKRI competitive funding decisions

A dataset published by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, Thursday 16 January 2020, provides a single overview of all competitive funding decisions made by UKRI’s nine councils for the first time.

22 January 2020
UK Participation in Horizon 2020 the EU's Flagship Science and Innovation Programme

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in, bid for and lead projects in the European Union’s (EU) flagship programme Horizon 2020, as if the UK remained a Member State, even after the UK exits the EU on 31 January 2020.

21 January 2020
UKRI announces new Quality and Food Loss Network

Globally, over one third of food produced across the whole food chain is wasted. In the UK, 51% of the food wasted is lost before it even reaches consumers, during either the agriculture, post-harvest, distribution or processing stages.

17 January 2020
New call for next generation sub-sea autonomous technologies

Partners across industry and government are coming together to support the development of next generation underwater autonomous systems that will significantly improve capabilities such as sensing, communications, endurance and operations creating potential opportunities in the defence and offshore energy sectors.

17 January 2020
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is proud to support the United Nations International Year of Plant Health

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is proud to support the United Nations International Year of Plant Health. 

16 January 2020
UKRI leads fight against unsustainable plastics

Today (16 January), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) launched two new competitions to develop smarter plastics that are greener, safer and more easily recyclable, combatting the scourge of waste plastic globally.

15 January 2020
Leading light appointed as Research Director for the Healthy Ageing Challenge

Prof. Judith Phillips OBE has been appointed as Research Director for the Healthy Ageing Challenge, delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

14 January 2020
Report makes recommendations on transparent communication of Open Access prices and services

An independent report makes a series of recommendations to support greater transparency in the communication of open access publishing prices and services. 

13 January 2020
Decarbonising Heating and Cooling for Net Zero - Survey of Needs

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are seeking input to understand how research, training and demonstration activities can best inform and accelerate the transition to net zero heating and cooling for the UK. 

09 January 2020
UK Research and Innovation has appointed Sue Donaldson as Chief People Officer

Sue brings more than 15 years’ senior management experience to the role, from both the public and third sectors, most recently as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at the Royal British Legion.

06 January 2020
International collaboration to find new ideas for healthy longevity

Researchers from across the UK are invited to apply for a new, international fund that aims to inspire breakthrough innovations to improve our physical, mental and social wellbeing as we age.

28 December 2019
UKRI congratulates recipients of New Year Honours

A number of members of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) community, including two Executive Chairs, have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

18 December 2019
UKRI publishes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion evidence reviews

Two evidence reviews on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), published by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, have informed the organisation’s forthcoming five-year plan to foster a more inclusive and diverse research and innovation environment.

12 November 2019
Prestigious film awards showcase the breadth of research in the arts and humanities

From the complex reasons for migration and the legacies of colonialism, to new life, communities and the defiance and energy of contemporary Haitian art. These are some of the subjects explored by the five winners of the 2019 AHRC Research in Film Awards.

05 November 2019
Research and innovation Infrastructure Opportunities Report and Landscape Analysis published

Two significant documents, produced by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), that analyse the UK’s research and innovation infrastructures for the first time and highlight investment opportunities across the country, are published today.

05 November 2019
Pre-election period

Pre-election guidance applies to all UK civil servants, Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and other arms’ length bodies including UK Research and Innovation.