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£600M investment in research and innovation welcomed

5 December 2012

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has welcomed the new £600M funding for research and innovation announced today (5 December) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, during his Autumn Statement. The investment will support the development of innovative technologies and strengthen the UK's competitive advantage in areas such as:

  • Big Data and energy efficient computing
  • Synthetic biology
  • Energy storage
  • Advanced materials

The statement welcoming the funding is available on the RCUK website:


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