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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.

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
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.