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10/05/2019

Strength in Places Fund

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant local economic growth. UKRI is pleased to confirm that Wave 2 documents can be found below. In Wave 1, 23 bids have been awarded seedcorn funding to develop full stage bids that will be submitted to a closed call in September 2019.

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10/05/2019

UK Research and Innovation has appointed Geoff Robins as Transformation Director

Dr Robins brings more than 30 years’ senior management experience to the role, from both the private and public sector, most recently as Transformation Director for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), part of the Ministry of Defence. At DE&S, he was responsible for one of the largest transformation programmes in Government, across an organisation with 11,000 staff and a £14bn annual budget.

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10/05/2019

UKRI launches call for Stephen Hawking Fellowships

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched its first call to support a new generation of visionary scientists, in memory of Professor Stephen Hawking. Working with the Hawking family, UKRI will support up to 50 postdoctoral scientists in theoretical physics for up to five years.

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10/05/2019

First Future Leaders Fellowships give the freedom to deliver global impact

A new generation of rising stars across research and business will tackle pressing global challenges through UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellowships initiative. The prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships, supported by a £900 million investment fund, provide researchers and innovators from diverse backgrounds and career paths with the flexibility and time they need to make progress on truly challenging questions.

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01/05/2019

Electronic pill that can detect gut disease is in line for international award

Research into an electronic pill that can be swallowed by patients to help in the early detection of gut disease is in line to win an international science award. Sonopill has been developed by scientists at Heriot-Watt, Glasgow, Dundee and Leeds universities, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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26/04/2019

Bucharest was the European capital of robotics for #ERF2019

European Robotics Forum, the most influential meeting of the robotics and AI community, held its 10th anniversary edition in Romania. The event was organized Under the High Patronage of the President of Romania and Under the Patronage of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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25/04/2019

How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

It might not be the first place you imagine when you think about robots. But in the Renaissance splendour of the Vatican, thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, scientists, ethicists and theologians gather to discuss the future of robotics. The ideas go to the heart of what it means to be human and could define future generations on the planet.

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