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03 December 2018
Magic beans and buzzing coffee win 2018 Newton prize

Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize.

23 November 2018
Drought resistant beans project wins 2018 Newton Prize for Mexico

The fourth 2018 Newton Prize winner has been announced at an event in Mexico City, Mexico. The winning research team are developing new ‘climate ready’ varieties of beans to combat drought related crop losses for Mexican and Latin American agriculture.

16 November 2018
Coffee waste into electricity project wins 2018 Newton Prize for Colombia

The third 2018 Newton Prize winner was announced on Thursday night in Bogota, Colombia.

The winning partnership is made up of scientists from the University of Surrey and the University of Antioquia, in Colombia. The team hopes to turn environmentally damaging coffee into electricity using a microbial fuel cell.

14 November 2018
Restoring the Atlantic Forest and resilience planning for extreme weather win 2018 Newton Prize for Brazil and Chile

The first 2018 Newton Prize winners have been announced at events in Brazil and Chile. 

The winning projects take on two important development challenges: protecting the food security and culture of an entire indigenous community in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, and boosting the resilience of power systems to withstand the devastating effects of extreme weather in countries affected by natural hazards.   

14 September 2018
2018 Newton Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the prestigious £1 million 2018 Newton Prize has been published, featuring 22 proposals between researchers in the UK and Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

UK-India science ministers reinforce strong research partnership as future collaboration is announced

Science Minister Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan announce another wave of UK-India research projects.

2018 Newton Prize comes to Latin America: call now open

The 2018 Newton Prize call is now open, centring on the UK’s science and innovation partnerships with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Award-winning geneticist inspired to expand scope of Project

THAI GENETICIST Prof Dr Vorasuk Shotelersuk, whose research project helped solve 100 undiagnosed cases of rare genetic diseases in children, has vowed to continue with his work in the field and expand the scope of the project.

06 December 2017
Minister announces 2018 Newton Prize countries at celebratory reception

Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, announced on Monday 4th December that the 2018 Newton Prize countries will be: Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico.  Further details about the 2018 Prize, including the launch of the call, will be published in due course.

28 November 2017
Final Newton Prize winner for 2017 announced in Malaysia

A ground-breaking project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded the Newton Prize worth £112,000. This Newton-funded project, spearheaded by lead researchers from the UK and Malaysia, paves the way for greater access to energy supply particularly for the rural population in Malaysia.