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Latest updates

National circular economy research programme launches

28 May 2021 News

A major research programme encompassing 34 universities and 200 industry partners has been launched to catalyse the UK’s shift to a circular economy. The National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme is supported by a £30 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) investment.

New data hub and research into chronic pain

27 May 2021 News

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is leading a £16 million investment in research consortia and a data hub to advance chronic pain treatments. MRC is supported by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council and partners with Versus Arthritis, Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and Eli Lilly.

New funding to reduce plastic packaging’s environmental impact

21 May 2021 News

£7 million of funding available for business-led research and development projects. UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) challenge has announced the opening of a new £7 million competition. SSPP is looking for ambitious research and development projects that focus on solving the well-known issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging.

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