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09 August 2019
Clothes designed to grow as children age could mean savings for parents while cutting waste

Innovative businesses creating green alternatives to plastic bottles, cosmetic beads and synthetic materials are being backed by new funding from the Government and Sky.

09 August 2019
Government announces major boost for UK research and innovation

The UK government has pledged further support for UK researchers and businesses, including a shake-up of the immigration rules to attract international scientific talent.

09 August 2019
UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

07 August 2019
More than £16 million Innovate UK and private equity investment into companies confirmed

More than £16 million Innovate UK and private equity investment into companies across the UK developing new precision medicine technologies has been confirmed today.

07 August 2019
Dr Matthew Duchars to head up £67 million cutting-edge vaccines centre at Harwell Campus

Announced today, the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) will be located at Harwell Campus.

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
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.

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.

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.