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Six new centres across the UK will lead world-leading, innovative research to allow citizens across the country to grasp the possibilities of the digital revolution, while addressing key challenges to their online safety and privacy.

A project has been launched to understand the risk of COVID-19 transmission in public transport and identify the best measures to control it.

A new fund, launched today, aims to support the development of innovative, life-changing new asthma technologies.

A new initiative launched today will provide mathematical sciences researchers with greater agility for early-stage idea generation and initial research through small funding grants.

The UK’s engineering and physical sciences community is being encouraged to take part in a series of surveys to inform plans to foster a diverse and inclusive research environment.

Following the launch of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils's (EPSRC) review of Support for Doctoral Education, two phases of engagement have taken place.

EPSRC are recruiting new members to the Strategic Advisory Network (SAN). The Strategic Advisory Network (SAN) provides the EPSRC Executive with advice and guidance on EPSRC policy development at a cross-cutting level.

The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials research and innovation celebrated a key milestone earlier this year ahead of the new national hub becoming fully operational in 2021.

Walk-through scanners to map the human body and identify cancers, and robotic muscles to aid the recovery of stroke sufferers are among the visionary research projects announced today.

Research engineers, supported by EPSRC from UCL have achieved the world's fastest data transmission rate with an internet speed a fifth faster than the previous record.

Researchers funded by EPSRC and AHRC at the University of Bath, have been working with GB skeleton athletes to develop a new type of motion capture technology that can accurately track the performance of the athlete during push start phase of performance.

Four researchers have been awarded fellowships to support international climate negotiations ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) through the provision and interpretation of scientific evidence.

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications.

A new, more flexible fellowship scheme, ‘Open’ and ‘Open Plus’ Fellowships, will be announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) during autumn/winter 2020.

Saturday 25 July marks 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin, whose research helped change the world.

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

Five new Engineering Engagement Champions will be supported to inspire the public and introduce more members of underrepresented groups to engineering.

Antibodies derived from llamas have been shown to neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus in lab tests, UK researchers announced today.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have built an intelligent mobile robot scientist capable of carrying out its own experiments, which has already discovered a new catalyst.

A new National Research Facility (NRF) which represents a £10 million investment over 5 years from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography, is set to launch in November this year.

As part of the partnership, each year ten holders of EPSRC engineering grants will be given WES membership, providing them with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of equality and diversity in engineering and engage with EPSRC.

One in three UK adults see a key role for the use of robotics in tackling the COVID-19 crisis and future pandemics, according to the results of a public poll released as part of UK Robotics Week.

EPSRC-supported researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies.

The world is currently on track to fulfil scenarios on diverting atmospheric CO2 to underground reservoirs, according to a new EPSRC-supported study by Imperial College London.

Council members play a critical role in UKRI’s strategy development and governance, working with their Executive Chair to deliver their council's aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission.

The Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub announced today, Thursday 4 June, will spearhead work to ensure that autonomous systems such as driverless cars and robots are trustworthy by default and can ultimately benefit society and industry.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is welcoming applications for membership of its Strategic Advisory Teams (SATs).

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

Robotics researchers are being invited to submit breakthrough solutions to aid the global response to current and future pandemics as part of UK Robotics Week 2020.

Cutting-edge X-ray technology has allowed University of Warwick scientists to look back through time at the production of the armour worn by the crew of Henry VIII's favoured warship, the Mary Rose.

Researchers from Protein Production UK, a collaborative project led by The Rosalind Franklin Institute, have isolated nanobodies - a type of antibody used in research, which bind to the ‘spike’ protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Researchers at Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.

Collaborate to Innovate 2020, a major awards campaign run by The Engineer magazine is now open for entries.

UKRI will shortly be inviting proposals for an ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network Plus Grant. The Network Plus will provide academic leadership across the sectors and organise networking activities such as workshops, events and communications, to build sustained engagement and collaboration

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded contracts to run elements of the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, which will represent a significant step forward in capability for the UK’s science community.

The Rosalind Franklin Institute has committed to developing a multi-million pound technology which enables a more accessible form of electron cryo-microscopy.

The next generation of research and innovation leaders will be supported through a major £179 million investment announced today Friday 6 March 2020.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, is proud to be celebrating the inaugural World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development during its Engineering Global Grand Challenge Retreat Workshop in London.

EPSRC is pleased to announce the recruitment of twelve members to the Science, Engineering and Technology Board (SETB).

As a step towards achieving the UK’s net-zero target, funding announced today will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to conduct vital research on global energy challenges and their implications for the UK.

State-of-the-art supercomputing services announced today will boost UK researchers’ ability to make scientific breakthroughs, such as designing better batteries and improving drug design.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all.

For the first time, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and EPSRC are joining together for the fifth Early Detection Sandpit Innovation Workshop taking place from 29 November - 2 December 2020 in Bristol, focusing on novel technological approaches for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will launch a pilot call for transformative research projects, to trial streamlined application process. The New Horizons activity forms part of the EPSRC Delivery Plan objectives under Research Excellence.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed a new member to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Council – Dr Joe de Sousa, – Dr Joe de Sousa, Pharmaceutical Technology & Development, AstraZeneca UK Ltd.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed Professor Mark Parsons as Director of Research Computing.

As part of a package of announcements today, the government has announced changes to Tier 1 Visas for researchers.

As part of a package of announcements today, the Government has announced additional funding for mathematical sciences.

As part of a package of announcements today, UK Research and Innovation has announced changes to our requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’.

Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science Research and Innovation, has officially opened the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) National Green Facility, at Newcastle University which allows engineers to test the performance of new technologies that can slow the flow of water in the event of extreme rainfall and reduce the risk of flooding in cities.

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