UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £88 million to modernise research laboratories and expand world-leading facilities
The funding will help support pioneering science and innovation in the UK, deliver benefits to the UK economy and society and help tackle global challenges including coronavirus and climate change.
Funding will be allocated via Research England as follow:
- £50 million for England
- £8.4 million for Scotland
- £1.7 million for Wales
- £0.9 million for Northern Ireland.
Research labs will also receive COVID-19-safe upgrades to move workstations further apart, install screens and improving air-handling and filtering systems.
David Sweeney, Executive Chair of Research England, said:
“The UK’s research and innovation system needs state-of-the-art facilities to support researchers in pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and tackling global challenges.
“Bringing together diverse teams with a range of skills, these facilities enable world-leading research and the benefits that brings to the economy and society.”
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