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Government launches £220m Clean Air Fund

Clean air

The UK government has launched a £220m Clean Air Fund, from which local authorities will receive funding to prepare for government plans to improve air quality. Councils will be able to conduct feasibility studies, implement action plans, and run awareness campaigns with the investment.

Draft Brexit deal ensures EU science fund until 2020

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A draft Brexit transition deal – announced 19 March – will allow UK participation in all EU programmes until December 2020, the expected end to the transition period after the UK leaves the EU.

Bill proposed to improve soil quality

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Farmers will be given targets to improve soil quality in the UK by 2030, a new bill from Defra will propose.

Dr Alison Tedstone – Overcoming obesity: A taste of things to come

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On Wednesday 23 May 2018 at her SCI Public Evening Lecture, Dr Tedstone will discuss the evidence underlining the government's current initiatives to tackle the UK's growing obesity epidemic.

Report: Bright SCIdea Final 2018

Bright SCIdea Final 2018

We report from the very first Bright SCIdea Challenge final!

Who won the Bright SCIdea Challenge?

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Six teams from across the UK competed in the very first Bright SCIdea Challenge. But who walked away with the title and £1,000 prize?

SCI AGM 2018 – Save the date!

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The 137th SCI AGM will be held on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Meet our Bright SCIdea finalists

What's your bright SCIdea?

Our 2018 finalists for the Bright SCIdea Challenge have been selected. On Thursday 8 March, our shortlisted teams will enjoy a series of expert talks before pitching their science-based innovation to our panel of judges. The winners will walk away with £1,000!

Business Secretary announces £90m for agritech

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Speaking at the National Farmers’ Union conference on 21 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced £90m for AI, robotics, and data science in agritech to improve innovation in the sector – part of the Transforming Food Production Challenge.

Sir Martyn Poliakoff – Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his SCI Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn will update the audience on his team’s work into making photochemistry greener, more energy efficient, and more widely accessible.