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16 April 2018
Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme
16 April 2018
Research England to invest £2bn into universities in 2018-19
11 April 2018
Researchers to investigate screening for prostate cancer using MRI
11 April 2018
UK Research and Innovation Appoints Nine Challenge Leaders

UK Research and Innovation has appointed nine Challenge Leaders to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

11 April 2018
Boost for smart energy systems of the future

UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), today launched a fund to develop and prove smart energy systems of the future at scale.

10 April 2018
Revolutionary camera captures images of space in unprecedented detail
09 April 2018
Newton funding for agri-tech innovation with benefits for UK and China
03 April 2018
Today is the first day of UK Research and Innovation

A letter from Sir Mark Walport to mark the commencement of UK Research and Innovation, as set out in the Higher Education and Research Act.

03 April 2018
Launch of UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

UKRI has launched the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme to develop the next generation of researchers and innovators

26 March 2018
Research councils and Innovate UK publish gender pay reports

The research councils and Innovate UK, who from 1 April will become part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), have today published their gender pay reports.

26 March 2018
Professor Melanie Welham selected for the role of Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Professor Melanie Welham has been selected as the Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

23 March 2018
Five UK Research and Innovation Councils announced

The Board of UK Research and Innovation has announced appointments to five of its Councils

16 March 2018
JASMIN4: A crucial upgrade for environmental science
16 March 2018
Drone rises to the challenge
15 March 2018
UKRI response to UCU letter regarding Researchfish deadlines and statement

The 2018 deadline (15 March) for research council grant holders has been known and publicised for some time and researchers have been free to submit their outputs at any time during the submission period. We have not amended the 15 March deadline.

09 March 2018
The broadcasters of the future - New Generation Thinkers 2018
09 March 2018
UK researchers take a very cool step towards a gamma-ray laser
08 March 2018
Women in Innovation: new support announced
08 March 2018
Clarification of Researchfish deadline

Submission of outcomes from research council funding to Researchfish is an important part of researchers’ jobs and crucial for the research councils to track research impact and make the case for continued public funding of research and innovation.

06 March 2018
Government position on UK Participation in Horizon 2020

The UK government has issued a document to clarify the UK’s eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU's flagship programme for science and innovation.