What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 26/01/2018

26 January, 2018

Announcements and News

  • Matthew Rycroft joins DFID as the new Permanent Secretary – gov.uk
  • Science Minister Sam Gyimah announces the launch of the UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap – gov.uk
  • BEIS has announced £70m to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of new medicines, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – gov.uk
  • BEIS, DfE & DExEU stakeholder working group has been formed as a forum for government and representatives of the universities, science, research and innovation communities to discuss issues of common interest in approaching the UK’s exit from the EU – gov.uk
  • IPCC & BEIS call for experts to review Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Apply by 16 February – gov.uk
  • ESPRC-funded Faraday Institute announces £42 million for research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution – EPSRC
  • BBSRC-funded study has identified genes encoding a previously undiscovered version of the deadly toxin, botulinum neurotoxin, in bacteria from a cow’s gut – BBSRC
  • DFID has published its digital strategy, which has the aim of having a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people – gov.uk


Reports and events


Other news and interesting links

  • Davos 2018: top universities ‘boost innovation more than nations’ – Times Higher Education
  • First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory – BBC
  • Two per cent of African patients die from surgery compared with the global average of one per cent – SciDevNet
  • Sound waves ‘can help’ early tsunami detection – BBC

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