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05 September 2018
Year of Engineering – Back to School

Engineering research continues to find ways to improve the school environment, from creating a sustainable classroom building, to taking a closer look at what causes chicken pox.

05 September 2018
UK Research and Innovation and the Office for Students sign collaboration agreement

UK Research and Innovation and the Office for Students (OfS) have signed a collaboration agreement confirming how the two organisations work together on shared priorities across research and teaching.

04 September 2018
UK Research and Innovation joins Europe-wide ambition on open access

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), joined funders from across Europe to launch cOAlition S, a collective declaration of a commitment to open access publishing in academia.

29 August 2018
Two new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund directors appointed

Two new directors have been appointed by UK Research and Innovation to lead challenges announced as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

24 August 2018
Je-S service now available

The Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service is now available again following the recent outage.

23 August 2018
UKRI joins international collaboration on Artificial Intelligence

UKRI is joining research organisations in Canada and France to host a series of international workshops examining the social and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence.

23 August 2018
Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service unavailable

The Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service is currently unavailable due to a hardware fault.

This is being investigated as a priority and we apologise for any inconvenience.

23 August 2018
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee update

The government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

22 August 2018
Summer of Engineering – Being on holiday

From drones helping the fight against malaria, to slow-melting ice cream, engineering research continues to find ways to improve your summer holidays.

16 August 2018
UK participation in Horizon 2020: UK government overview

The government has published updated information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the EU’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

14 August 2018
Wheat's hidden genetic secrets revealed

An international research team have uncovered the hidden genetic secrets that give wheat its remarkable ability for local adaptation - revealing a previously untapped resource for breeding better, more resilient wheat.

13 August 2018
Transforming Food Production

The first funding from a £90 million fund that aims to revolutionise how food is produced and dramatically reduce its environmental impact launches later this month.

10 August 2018
Chancellor announces funding for Catapult network

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £780 million of funding to expand Catapult centres developing a range of cutting edge new technologies across the UK.

08 August 2018
Summer of Engineering – Going on holiday

Throughout 2018, UK Research and Innovation is marking the Year of Engineering, a government campaign to celebrate the world of engineering and its impact.

01 August 2018
New salmon food to relieve marine sources

Atlantic salmon in Scotland will be fed a new fish feed produced from GM plants to help relieve pressure on stressed marine sources.

30 July 2018
UKRI appoints Director of External Relations, Communications and Public Engagement

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Katrina Nevin-Ridley as its Director of External Relations, Communications and Public Engagement. Ms Nevin-Ridley brings a wealth of communications experience from across the research and innovation sector to lead UKRI’s extensive communications and public engagement programmes.

26 July 2018
New projects mark continuation of UK-India research partnership

Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan announced projects managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and collaborators in India during the biennial Science and Innovation Council meeting.

18 July 2018
UK-Canada collaboration to build on research and innovation strengths

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the delivery of collaborative, jointly-funded research and innovation programmes.

16 July 2018
Hull of polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough launched

The state-of-the-art new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, was launched into the River Mersey for the first time on 14 July, marking a major milestone in the preparation of the vessel.

09 July 2018
UK Research and Innovation at ESOF 2018

Leading UK research will be showcased to thousands of delegates as part of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting this week.