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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

31 May 2019
UKRI welcomes publication of revised Plan S guidance

Revised guidance has been published for the implementation of Plan S, an international initiative launched to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.

31 May 2019
Genetic insights from 50,000 people to target new health treatments
A treasure trove of genomic data on 50,000 people will pave the way for massive steps in understanding how the genetics and life-style factors contribute to the development of conditions like diabetes and arthritis.
30 May 2019
Cancer therapies given boost by immune discovery

New therapies have been discovered to help the body shrink cancer tumours.

29 May 2019
New Executive Chair sought for Innovate UK

We are seeking an inspirational leader to be Executive Chair of Innovate UK as it gears up to take centre-stage as the UK’s national innovation agency.

29 May 2019
UKRI is seeking two Non-Executive Directors

UKRI is now seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to bring complementary expertise and insight to our Board.

25 May 2019
Science storytelling launches at Hay

A new project communicating cutting-edge science to new UK and international audiences will be launched at Hay Festival this weekend.

22 May 2019
AI radio remix to help people living with dementia

A project using artificial intelligence to personalise live radio could transform the lives of people living alone with dementia.