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Funding announced today will support the development of the latest technology for electric car batteries. Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced £23 million of funding, allocated through the Faraday Battery Challenge, that will support the innovative work of UK companies.
Our ambitious delivery plans outline how UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK. The 2019-20 Delivery Plans highlight the areas of focus and key activities of UKRI’s nine constituent councils and its cross-cutting themes.
UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) chief executive has been appointed to the newly formed UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council. He will join experts from industry, academia and data rights to help boost the growth of AI in the UK, promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country.
A new round of funding led by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health. The funding – the first round under the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) – has been earmarked for eight projects tackling the bigger picture factors behind the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - illnesses that can’t be passed from person to person - such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes.
The design of the computer ‘brain’ of the world’s largest radio telescope has been completed by an international group of scientists led by the UK. Once operational, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence
Ahead of this weekend’s full moon, UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI’s) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the UK Space Agency are asking people across the UK to share their memories of one of the seminal moments in the 20th century - the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing - and to tell their stories about how this moment in history has inspired them. A selection of the submissions to this crowd-sourced history campaign will be curated and shared with the public on 20 July 2019, marking 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.
A London football club has appointed an artificial intelligence coach to select its team's formation and tactics. Non-league Wingate and Finchley FC, who play in the seventh tier of English football, partnered with AI firm The Big Bang Fair to install the AI coach in an effort to get an edge over rivals.