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07 February 2020
UKRI appoints Director for Commercialisation of Research

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Dr Tony Soteriou as its first Director for Commercialisation of Research.

07 February 2020
UKRI Open Access consultation update

On Thursday 13 February UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will launch a consultation as part of its Open Access Review.

06 February 2020
New humanities-led network will put social justice at the heart of AI research

UKRI’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have launched JUST AI, a network of researchers and practitioners, in partnership with The Ada Lovelace Institute, that will establish a multidisciplinary research base around ‘just AI’ - AI that is ethical, works for the common good and is effectively governed and regulated.

06 February 2020
Public to help shape exciting new range of research on the issues that impact their lives

UK citizens are set to contribute to world-leading research on air quality, plastic pollution, period poverty, farming methods and many other issues that directly affect their lives. 

05 February 2020
UK Research and Innovation appoints additional Council members

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed an additional 16 members to eight of the Councils which make up UKRI, bringing membership close to full capacity. 

04 February 2020
£20 million "rapid response" for novel coronavirus research

£20 million has been made available for novel coronavirus research via a rapid research call announced today by UKRI and DHSC via NIHR.

30 January 2020
Transformation Director Geoff Robins to stand down

UK Research and Innovation Transformation Director Geoff Robins has announced he will leave the role at the end of March for personal reasons.

29 January 2020
Largest analysis of UK health research funding published

A report published today delivers the most comprehensive analysis of UK health research funding ever compiled. Bringing together data from 146 charity, professional and public sector organisations, the UK Health Research Analysis 2018 found that in 2018 these funders contributed £4.8 billion to support research to improve human health.

27 January 2020
Government commitments underline support for research and innovation

A new Global Talent Visa, increased investment in mathematical sciences and commitments to strengthen and simplify the research and innovation funding system have been announced by the Prime Minister.

27 January 2020
Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for international researchers to be led by UK Research and Innovation

As part of a package of announcements today, the government has announced changes to Tier 1 Visas for researchers.

27 January 2020
Pathways to Impact: Impact core to the UK Research and Innovation application process

As part of a package of announcements today, UK Research and Innovation has announced changes to our requirements on 'Pathways to Impact'.

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
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
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
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.