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05 August 2019
Funding programme to inspire next generation of age-friendly products launches today

The £98 million Healthy Ageing Programme, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and led by UK Research and Innovation, opens its first tranche of competitions.

26 July 2019
Ensuring research is effectively at the heart of achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

UK Research and Innovation has commissioned a consortium of seven leading universities, research centres and the United Nations Development Programme to work together.

24 July 2019
Next wave of industry and society challenges

The next wave of major industrial and societal challenges to receive investment through the government’s modern Industrial Strategy have been confirmed by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

19 July 2019
Inspiring a generation: Moon landing memories in the UK 50 years on

Hundreds of people across the UK have shared their astonishing memories, photos and scrapbooks for a special compilation to mark 50 years since the Apollo Moon landing in 1969.

18 July 2019
UKRI publishes Annual Report

UK Research and Innovation has published its Annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year 2018-19.

16 July 2019
Newton Fund Impact Scheme

The collaboration between UK and partner countries can build upon the original partnership or form a new partnership.

15 July 2019
£125 million cash boost for game-changing UK innovators

Businesses large and small across the UK are poised to receive a £125 million cash boost to turn their innovative ideas into new products and services on the market.

11 July 2019
'The Next Leap Forward' – Four Quantum Technologies Hubs to lead UK's research drive

Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems and construction projects.

10 July 2019
Prosperity Partnerships to address generational challenges across the globe

Pioneering new partnerships have been launched to speed up the production of medicines, utilise Artificial Intelligence to complete household tasks, develop ultra-high strength alloys for the automotive industry and create new materials that will not make a noise underwater, reducing its harmful impact on marine wildlife.

10 July 2019
Research England investment of £221m attracts £500m for 11 state-of-the-art research facilities

Research England is investing £221m in 11 brand new university research facilities across the UK that will support cutting-edge research and innovation in a wide range of specialist areas.

10 July 2019
UK home for HQ of the World's biggest radio telescope

Jodrell Bank in the UK has today officially become the home of the new international organisation behind what will soon be the World’s biggest ever radio telescope.

10 July 2019
UKRI appoints Interim Chief Finance Officer

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Mike Blackburn as Interim Chief Finance Officer.

09 July 2019
Prime Minister announces cutting-edge modern slavery research centre

A new research centre will focus on prevention, victim recovery, supply chains and law enforcement to help put an end to modern slavery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.