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Find out how the people and projects we invest in can have a major impact on our lives, the economy, our knowledge and the world we live in.

UKRI impact stories

Air pollution: research tackles a silent killer

Air pollution causes over seven million deaths worldwide. It is a global health emergency. UKRI-funded researchers are helping tackle the issue.

UK research key in fight against antibiotic resistance spread

Antibiotic resistance is a major global health challenge. It needs the joint effort of researchers, doctors, farmers, vets and social scientists to tackle it.

Watch this space: UK satellite technology creating jobs and saving lives

Satellite technology is now a major strength of the UK economy, supported by outstanding research and protecting people’s lives

New device offers hope for successful IVF pregnancy

Couples’ chances of a successful pregnancy through a round of IVF could increase by 10% thanks to a new device that mimics the human body

The plastics paradox

Plastics are essential to everyday life but the way we use them is unsustainable. UKRI-supported researchers and innovators are on the case

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