This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
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This research area focuses on the management, retrieval and representation of information and knowledge.
Quantitative engineering research relating to the development of resilient infrastructure and urban systems.
The Innovation Accelerator programme is investing £100 million in 26 transformative research and development projects to accelerate the growth of three high-potential innovation clusters: Glasgow City Region, Greater Manchester and West Midlands. It’s led by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation and the Department for Science and Innovation (DSIT).
This programme is designed to fund projects demonstrating innovative approaches to environmental monitoring at a sensor or systems-based level. It aims to connect industry and the growing UK environmental monitoring sector, ensuring that the public and private sectors work in partnership to develop new sensing capabilities.
The focus of this programme is to better understand the challenges and issues facing the oil and gas sector, and identify opportunities for environmental science to have maximum economic and societal impact.
The Innovative Medicines Initiative aims to build a more collaborative ecosystem for pharmaceutical research and development in Europe and to speed up the development of more effective and safer medicines for patients.
We aim to develop the solutions needed to embed the values of biodiversity into financial decision making.
We will support researchers from environmental, economic and social science disciplines, at any career stage. We encourage collaboration with relevant finance sector organisations.
Through building UK research capability in integrative microbiome research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) expects to establish knowledge and evidence to enable management and usage of complex microbial communities in contexts relevant to our research priorities.
The aim of the International Agency for Research on Cancer is to promote international collaboration and interdisciplinarity in cancer research. By bringing together skills in epidemiology, laboratory sciences and biostatistics, it aims to identify causes so that preventive measures can be adopted.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis aims to find solutions to complex, interconnected global problems through interdisciplinary research underpinned by big data and systems analysis. Research challenges include achieving global food security and moving to sustainable energy systems.
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