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08 May 2019
UK Research and Innovation has appointed Geoff Robins as Transformation Director

UK Research and Innovation has appointed Geoff Robins as Transformation Director.

08 May 2019
Strength in Places Fund: second funding wave announced

The £236m SIPF brings together research organisations, business, and local leadership on projects that will lead to significant economic impact, high-value job creation, and local economic growth.

07 May 2019
Future Leaders Fellowships gives the freedom to deliver global impact

UKRI has today announced the first 41 Fellows funded through the initiative.

07 May 2019
UKRI launches call for Stephen Hawking Fellowships

UKRI has launched its first call to support a new generation of visionary scientists, in memory of Professor Stephen Hawking.

30 April 2019
New project could help you decide where your renewable energy ends up

Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may soon be able to decide where to distribute their extra energy.

29 April 2019
Update on UKRI Open Access Review

As part of the ongoing Open Access Review, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will welcome input from across the sector later this year through a public consultation.

26 April 2019
Leading TV creators join up for immersive storytelling

The brains behind British favourites Wallace & Gromit and Peaky Blinders are joining a consortium of developers to create new immersive storytelling experiences.

24 April 2019
'Dementia friendly' care homes prevent patients getting lost

Corridors that look like high streets with front doors, telephone boxes and brightly coloured photographs are architectural elements that make it easier for dementia patients to find their way around.

18 April 2019
Britain's oldest rabbit found at Roman palace

While the Easter bunny started appearing in the 19th century, it seems the rabbit itself is a lot older than previously thought.

17 April 2019
UKRI Artificial Intelligence Regional Workshops

UK Research and Innovation has announced four regional workshops to seek input to the current UKRI Review of Artificial Intelligence.

17 April 2019
New international funding for research to reduce disaster risk and improve resilience

The Global Challenges Research Fund will join with international partners to support new research into disaster risk, reduction and resilience.

15 April 2019
UKRI and international partners launch workshops on impact of AI

In partnership with research agencies from Canada and France, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a series of international workshops examining the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society.

12 April 2019
Scientists sniff out rotten avocadoes

A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten.

11 April 2019
Star-gazing technology reveals ape insights

Star-gazing technology is being used by scientists to produce detailed monitoring of orangutans in Borneo.

10 April 2019
Research England boosts research careers through new RED Fund

Research England has made the first award from its RED Fund to the University of Liverpool for an innovative project, worth £4.4m, to boost the success of postdoctoral researchers outside of academia.

08 April 2019
Zebrafish reveal insights into Parkinson's

Research using the tiny tropical fish has shown how key brain cells that are damaged in people with Parkinson’s can be regenerated.

03 April 2019
New therapies could tackle Ebola

Scientists have isolated therapeutic antibodies from healthy volunteers exposed to the Ebola vaccine but not Ebola virus itself, suggesting that protective therapies could be developed from people who are disease-free.

02 April 2019
Inhaling sugar could fight lung disease

Restriction or inhalation of common sugar could one day treat a range of respiratory diseases, according to new research.

29 March 2019
Using drones to save coffee plants from disease

Drone technology could help protect one of the world's best-loved and most valuable crops – coffee – from the spread of devastating fungal disease.

28 March 2019
UKRI Gender Pay Gap Report published

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today published its 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report.