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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

Digitising the transfer of clinical trial data

Supported by UKRI, IgniteData built an app to automate the transfer of clinical trial data, speeding up the process and helping to get drugs to patients faster.

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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