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The latest updates from UK Research and Innovation can be found below. 

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04 July 2019
Carrying the PRIDE message to the ends of the earth

Huw Griffiths is a polar research scientist with the British Antarctic Survey and helped to establish the Pride in Polar Research network. On LGBTSTEM Day he shares his personal experiences.

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04 July 2019
BioImage Archive to reveal new insights into human life

New bioimaging data available to researchers could offer new insights into how life works on a molecular level, advancing our knowledge of human health and disease, food security and biodiversity.

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02 July 2019
University research to receive major funding boost

Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has confirmed an additional £91 million for university-led research, taking the annual budget allocations for university-led research to a record high.

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28 June 2019
Update to the UKRI fEC Grant and Training Grant Terms and Conditions

UKRI has updated its fEC Grant Terms and Conditions and Training Grant Terms and Conditions.

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28 June 2019
Ingenious innovations to help transform UK farming

New technologies are set to help UK farmers cut down on pollution, minimise waste and produce more food thanks to a £22 million Government investment.

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27 June 2019
UKRI signs San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment

UK Research and Innovation has signed an international declaration aimed at strengthening and promoting best practice in the way research is assessed.

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21 June 2019
One step closer to laser-driven proton cancer therapy

New UK-led research has taken us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.

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20 June 2019
Clean Air Champions appointed to spearhead major programme tackling air pollution

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office have launched an ambitious new programme to improve air quality and reduce its health impacts in the UK with the announcement of three Clean Air Champions.

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19 June 2019
Strong UK-Colombian research partnership praised during Presidential visit

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) celebrated its close research relationship with Colombia on Monday (17 June) when the President of Colombia, Iván Duque visited the Francis Crick Institute in London and met with researchers working to protect Colombia’s rich biodiversity for the future.

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18 June 2019
Wearable tech to help elderly and disabled

Soft, wearable rehabilitative devices are being developed to help thousands of people with mobility issues.

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13 June 2019
UKRI appoints new Executive Director, Strategy and Governance

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Emma Lindsell and Isobel Stephen to the position of Executive Director, Strategy and Governance.

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13 June 2019
New fund to boost excellent research at 13 universities

Funding announced today will boost the capacity and quality of research at 13 universities in topics ranging from recycling plastic to meeting the needs of an ageing society, and manufacturing to agri-robotics.

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13 June 2019
UK at the forefront of Quantum technologies

Experimental quantum science is set to become a commercial reality through planned joint government and industry investment of over £350 million, taking projects from research stage to product testing.

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12 June 2019
World-leading computer project to ensure safer roads and flood protection

A world-leading computing project that can simulate various situations to ensure houses are built in the right places, mobile network access is better for all and we are protected from flooding has been showcased this week.

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11 June 2019
High flying kites could create clean energy

The wind energy collected by kites could soon be turned into green electricity, thanks to research funded by two UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) organisations.

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11 June 2019
Fresh funding to power the vehicles of the future

Funding announced today will support the development of the latest technology for electric car batteries.

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10 June 2019
Delivery plans outline vision for research and innovation in the UK

Ambitious delivery plans published today outline how UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK.

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07 June 2019
World's most sophisticated thermal imagers fly over UK for the first time

One of the world's most sophisticated thermal imagers from NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory will soon be flying over the UK for the first time.

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07 June 2019
Winners announced of EPSRC photo competition

An image of a Syrian refugee using virtual reality to help researchers design a shelter has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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04 June 2019
UK Research and Innovation seeks to appoint Council members

UK Research and Innovation is seeking to appoint further Council members for each of the nine Councils.

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