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UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

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.

Rideal travel bursary recipient, Girvani Manoharan, reports from Gaithersburg, USA.

Girvani Manoharan was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary in October 2017 to travel to the NIST Centre for Neutron Research (NCNR) at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Gurvani is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Here, she describes how this research has broadened her scientific interests and the opportunity to present her research to the glass science community and receive valuable feedback.

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.

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.

Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Past Papers

Day of Science and Careers London 2017  26 April 2017

Day of Science and Careers London took place at SCI, London on 27 March 2018. There were a number of high quality talks, discussions and networking sessions, with a range of speakers from academia, industry and business.

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.

Robotics revolution in the agriculture sector

robots harvesting crops

Currently one of the least digitised industries in the world, the agricultural sector is fast becoming a hub of innovation in robotics.

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.