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£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projects
As reported by The Pharma Times, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has granted a £1bn cash boost to a further seven science and research projects. This brings the total number of projects receiving funding to 14.
The seven new science and research projects include:
University of Manchester, The Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK
A £38 million partnership between the University of Manchester, The Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK. This project will look into cancer treatments and will focus on five research areas: radiation therapy, lung cancer, women’s cancer, melanoma, haematological oncology. Plans for the new research centre have now been approved, find out more here.
An £85 million partnership with University College London and the Great Ormond Street Hospital. These organisations will be working together to find treatments and cures for rare diseases.
Queens University Belfast, The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and the Insight Trust for the Visually Impaired
Researchers will come together to work on vision sciences and new research programmes in diabetes and genomics. Click here to find out more about the new research centre.
The aim of this project is to ensure that chemistry becomes more energy/resource efficient and sustainable when meeting the need for developing increasingly innovative medicine.
This research will focus on the development of existing energy processes as well as the safe deployment and integration of new green energy technologies.
This will act as a dedicated national hub for interdisciplinary research into the soundness of the design and constructions of products, plant and infrastructure across the energy, transport and advanced manufacturing sectors.
These two organisations will collaborate in a £150million partnership to develop the Research and Translation Hub, which will provide high specification research and incubator space for 1,000 researchers investigating next generation materials and spin-out companies. Click here to find out more >
About the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund
The £100 million UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is designed to support investment in higher education research facilities. The fund was set up in 2012 and will run for three years until 2015. Click here to find out more >
Speaking of the science and research funding, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, said: “It is fantastic that our top businesses and top charities are queuing up to collaborate with our world-class universities. They want to work together to deliver innovation, commercialisation and growth, which will help make sure the UK competes and thrives in the global race.