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Selected updates from our councils can be found below. See UKRI updates here.


18 June 2018
Science Minister announces £20 million Plastics Research and Innovation Fund to turn the tide on plastics production

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah.

18 June 2018
Harwell space cluster turbocharges growth in UK's 'new space' sector
13 June 2018
UK researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough
08 June 2018
Up to £50 million for new Centres of Excellence to deliver 21st Century healthcare - call open

New centres, using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI), will help diagnose deadly diseases earlier and select the best therapies for patients through precision treatments.

07 June 2018
How wheat can root out the 'take-all' fungus
06 June 2018
New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups
06 June 2018
Artificial Intelligence, Centres for Doctoral Training – results of outline call

This investment represents an exciting opportunity for highly multidisciplinary doctoral research training in an area of key importance to the UK.

06 June 2018
UK Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered.

05 June 2018
UK government commits over £30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance
25 May 2018
Marine biotechnologies firm wins £3.8 million investment
24 May 2018
BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2018 Awards
17 May 2018
STFC's Daresbury Lab to test next generation of cancer treatment
14 May 2018
UK scientists return to the Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat to marine life
14 May 2018
How aspirin may block bowel tumour formation
09 May 2018
Mouse study identifies new target for human accelerated ageing syndrome
03 May 2018
Research projects to build trust, privacy and security in use of personal data and digital technologies
02 May 2018
Smart cities and sustainability
24 April 2018
New treatment may improve speech after stroke
19 April 2018
New patch points to bloodless diabetes monitoring
18 April 2018
UKRI and India: A decade of partnership grows to over £300 million

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK today ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting showcases the strong, strategic UK-India partnership in research and innovation. A suite of new joint awards and initiatives was announced that show how collaborative UK and India efforts are driving shared prosperity.