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Press release: UK commits to international partnerships to meet shared challenges and drive growth

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first_imgInternational Research and Innovation Strategy launched to ensure the UK remains a global leader in science £4 million funding competitions to help pioneers get their new innovations to market addressing the Global Innovation Summit in Manchester, Science Minister underlines the importance of international science collaboration, as part of our modern Industrial Strategy The UK’s record levels of foreign investment are sustained by our reputation as a world leader in technology and innovation. Today’s announcement will ensure the UK and UK businesses remain on the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and we retain our status among global investors as the top destination for investment in Europe. UK Research and Innovation welcomes the publication of the International Research and Innovation Strategy, which emphasises the importance of global collaboration to the research and innovation sector. Working with international partners is essential for addressing major global and societal challenges, while also helping to deliver economic impact and enhance quality of life across the UK. In future, our businesses won’t just be entering new markets – they’ll be making them. We are living through enormous technological, social and environmental change. Science and innovation have no borders, and this new Strategy reflects our aspirations to see the UK draw systemically on research and innovation collaboration to build its economic growth while tackling global challenges. We’ve already backed this ambition by committing £7 billion over 5 years by 2022. The success of British businesses and research organisations shows our international influence when it comes to collaboration, demonstrating our commitment to the challenges that we all share. At the heart of these projects is building business relationships whilst developing new technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and using technology in healthcare to improve life chances.Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, said: GlobalStars call with Singapore (£1 million) – GlobalStars funding competition between Singapore, the Netherlands and UK – focused on medical technology, smart mobility and logistics and advanced manufacturing Smart Manufacturing Cluster call (£2 million) – applicants are invited to submit R&D&I project proposals in the area of Advanced Manufacturing applications and technologies Artificial Intelligence and Quantum (£1 million) – collaboration between Austria, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Turkey and the UK UKRI Chief Executive, Professor Sir Mark Walport, said:center_img Read the UK International Research and Innovation Strategy Future international research and innovation collaborations between our people, our organisations and institutions, and our innovative businesses are vital to the UK’s future prosperity, the UK’s Science Minister Chris Skidmore said today (14 May).Addressing the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit, in Manchester, the Minister announced the publication of the UK’s new International Research and Innovation Strategy. It underlines the UK’s commitment to worldwide partnerships, as part of the modern Industrial Strategy ambition to make sure the UK remains a world leader in emerging technologies.Science Minister Chris Skidmore said: The UK is determined to remain a global leader in science, research and innovation and aim to boost investment to 2.4% of GDP in R&D, the biggest ever increase, through our modern Industrial Strategy.He announced a £4 million funding competition for UK participation in EUREKA projects that aim to get innovations to market quicker and other projects designed to boost networking amongst innovators and businesses.The competitions are: The Eureka Global Innovation Summit is the flagship event of the UK Chairmanship of EUREKA, hosted by Innovate UK, where more than 1700 business people and innovators from 65 countries meet to exchange ideas and develop new ways of working to encourage global economic growth. This latest announcement comes as part of a series of speeches from the Science Minister on the ambition to boost R&D spending to 2.4% by 2027 and follows earlier commitments to international science. In January, the government announced 28 UK-led international partnerships, backed by £279 million of government investment through the modern Industrial Strategy. The Fund for International Collaboration research projects has been set up to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges – from developing the next generation of eco-friendly packaging, to using the latest technology in AI to improve the lives of millions suffering from dementia.last_img read more

Cricket News Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni, enters elite keepers club in Adelaide Test against Australia

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The attacking left-hander was picked in the India squad for the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia after MS Dhoni was left out. Pant made his Test debut in 2018 against England in Nottingham and he immediately grabbed the attention of the cricketing world by getting off the mark with a six. Although his contributions were moderate, Pant ended the England tour on a high with a blazing 114 in the final innings of the Oval Test. At home, Pant smashed 92 in both the Rajkot and Hyderabad Tests against West Indies.Pant’s feat in the Adelaide Test has ensured that Kohli is right in calling him champion. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant entered an illustrious list on day 3 of the Adelaide Test between India and Australia. The 21-year-old Delhi wicketkeeper matched MS Dhoni’s record by taking six catches and helping India secure a vital 15-run lead. Pant was solid behind the wickets and he took the catches of Usman Khawaja (28), Peter Handscomb (34) and Tim Paine (5) on day 2. On day three, he was the common factor in all the dismissals when Mitchell Starc (15) edged Jasprit Bumrah. The Australian innings ended when Travis Head (72) edged Mohammed Shami and in the very next ball, Josh Hazlewood (0) edged the same bowler and Pant had created a record.Pant is only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in a Test match after Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha and Syed Kirmani. However, Kirmani had taken five catches and had effected a stumping during the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in 1976. Saha also achieved the same thing at North Sound, Antigua when he took five catches and a stumping against West Indies in 2016. Dhoni and Pant are the only Indian keepers to take six catches, with the former India cricket team captain achieving the feat in the 2009 Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.Read More | Shaun Marsh creates this unwanted 130-year record in Adelaide TestThe world record for the most number of catches is seven which is held by four wicketkeepers. Wasim Bari of Pakistan took seven catches against New Zealand in Auckland in 1979, England’s Bob Taylor achieved the feat against India in Mumbai in 1980, New Zealand’s Ian Smith against Sri Lanka in Hamilton 1991 while West Indies’ Ridley Jacobs was the last one to achieve the feat against Australia in Melbourne in 2000.Read More | Yorker is still the best ball: Steffan Jones, RR fast bowling coachBefore the start of the Australia tour, Virat Kohli had posted a selfie with Pant and praised the youngster on his Twitter handle and wrote, “Back to Australia. Looking forward to the next few weeks with this champion.”last_img read more