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05 November 2019
Celebrating STEM Inspiration

The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations across the UK who are inspiring young people to study STEM subjects has been celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards.

05 November 2019
Assessing a national service for international due diligence

A new project funded by UK Research and Innovation will explore how a national service for due diligence in international research could deliver benefits for UK higher education institutions and partners overseas.

01 November 2019
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme: Workshop for the Arts and Humanities Community

The AHRC will be holding a workshop in Bristol on 14th January 2020, aimed at supporting arts and humanities early career researchers who have applied to Round 4 of the FLF scheme, or who are thinking about applying to future rounds of the FLF scheme.

31 October 2019
World 'Dark Matter Day': the search goes on

UKRI, through the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is breaking new ground with Chinese scientific partners in the elusive search for ‘Dark Matter’, the as-yet-undetectable substance that, we think, makes up over 80 percent of the mass in our universe.

31 October 2019
UK plans to fund new technologies to decarbonise industrial clusters

Two competitions, run by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on behalf of the government, are opening this week focused on helping the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation challenge.

29 October 2019
Scientists developing diagnostic test which aims to detect antibiotic resistance in less than 45 minutes

Scientists are developing a low cost, rapid diagnostic sensor test which aims to show the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics within 45 minutes.

28 October 2019
First steps towards an integrated virtual national arts collection

Britain’s world-leading cultural institutions could soon undergo a digital revolution thanks to a new £19 million Government research programme.

28 October 2019
Research programme launched into trustworthy autonomous systems

A major new research programme has been announced by government looking into how the users of future autonomous systems can fully trust them.

25 October 2019
New Imperial War Museum collaboration will explore experiences of refugees

Imperial War Museums (IWM) has today announced its 2020 programme, including the Refugees season which will invite visitors to explore refugee experiences throughout history and the ongoing issues faced by those affected.

25 October 2019
UKRI champions the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has emphasised its support for improvements in the research environment by reaffirming its signatory status to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

24 October 2019
Backing the scientists of the future: £170 million investment in bioscience

The next generation of UK bioscientists have received a £170 million boost from the BBSRC. The investment has been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of an announcement focusing on skills in bioscience and Artificial Intelligence.

24 October 2019
Turing AI Fellowships to keep UK at forefront of Artificial Intelligence revolution

World-leading researchers will develop pioneering new approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the next wave of Turing AI Fellowships announced by UKRI today, supporting UK and international researchers with £36 million of funding.

23 October 2019
£30 million clean growth funding opportunities for businesses open this week

Research and development funding for power electronics, machines and drives businesses is available from a significant funding opportunity opening today focused on helping the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

23 October 2019
Cray named as hardware provider for UK's most powerful supercomputer

Cray has been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, following a procurement exercise delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

22 October 2019
UKRI announces next steps in tackling bullying and harassment

UK Research and Innovation outlines its next steps to address bullying and harassment across the sector in a position statement.

21 October 2019
UKRI joins global competition seeking innovations to help us age well

UKRI, in collaboration with the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and seven other global organisations, today announced that it has joined the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to improve physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.

18 October 2019
Confronting cyber threats to businesses and personal data

British businesses and the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber-attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber-bullying as a result of three separate UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) initiatives, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced today (Friday 18 October).

18 October 2019
New UKRI Director for e-Infrastructure appointed

James Hetherington has been appointed as UKRI’s new Director of e-Infrastructure, to commence at the start of the New Year.

17 October 2019
Light-activated compound destroys cancer cells' energy source

UKRI-funded researchers use light to activate a cancer-killing compound which attacks the NADH co-enzyme – a vital energy-producing machinery in the cancer cells.

17 October 2019
Innovative research solutions identified to help the world's most vulnerable people

Solution-focussed research receives £14.8M from the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to be developed into practical tools helping millions of people around the world