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Here is our latest news, insights and funding opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Over 100 research and innovation leaders of the future have received significant government support to tackle major challenges ranging from cancer treatment to space travel and more.

The latest round of Future Leaders Fellowships is now open and offers up to £1.5m to fund the most promising researchers and innovators from business and academia.


 Our Innovation Funding Service is easier to use than you might think - but our helpful guide can make it easier still. Learn everything you need to ensure you’re making the most of it when you apply. 

Innovation Scholars aims to help people with research skills move between different sectors, such as academia, business, or the NHS. 

The Geospatial Commission is investing up to £2 million in around 30 projects investigating ways to improve transport integration, capacity and safety.

Charm Impact helps individuals loan money to budding entrepreneurs bringing renewable energy solutions to people in Africa and Asia.

Read Stephen Roper's blog exploring how research and innovation has been effected by lockdown measures and the way forward.

Keep up to date with the latest news and stories about ISCF projects

The competition aims to develop data applications tackling the challenges faced by organisations and individuals delivering net zero local energy systems.

Read Olivia Ogbomo's new blog discussing UKRI's journey to make Equality, Diversity and Inclusion integral part of the Challenge Fund going forward.

Projects to find new treatments for cancer, using whole genome sequencing, have received a £8m funding boost from UKRI.

Two strands of the Faraday Battery Challenge are open with up to £10m available for funding innovation in electric cars.

The challenge has up to £6 million available for feasibility and R&D projects that explore the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Innovate UK is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas.

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