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UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

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UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.

Pest Management Science highlights: Neonicotinoids

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In response to the recent EU ban, SCI’s Pest Management Science journal has made a number of related papers free to access to better inform on the pros and cons of neonicotinoids.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

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A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

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Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

Commonwealth climate change tech receives £8m

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As part of this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced that £8m will be invested into technology focused on tackling climate change in the Commonwealth’s member states.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Research England invests £67m into HE commercialisation

£67m into HE commercialisation

In a bid to drive commercialisation out of English universities, the newly formed Research England have announced that £67m will be invested in 14 collaborative projects between academic and industry partners.

UKRI launches today

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In what is a major reorganisation of the UK’s research funding system, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) has officially launched today. Bringing together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and the newly formed Research England, UKRI will strive to bring a new outlook and a renewed sense of cohesion to the UK science landscape.

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.