A Newton-funded UK-Thai project which has solved around 100 undiagnosed cases of rare genetic diseases in children has been crowned the Newton Prize winner for Thailand. A second Chairman’s Award for Thailand has also been presented to a project that has established a UK-Thai network in shrimp health focused on knowledge exchange and capacity building, and challenging disease control in aquaculture. Each project will receive £200,000 to further their research.
A UK-Vietnam project that has developed a communications system that can work even when extreme weather and natural disasters strike has been awarded the inaugural Newton Prize, worth £200,000, at an event in Hanoi, Vietnam today
Science Minister Jo Johnson announces first ever winners of the Newton Prize 2017 for India
Twenty-five outstanding projects have been shortlisted for the first ever Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.
Peru has recently become a Newton partner country with the launch of the Newton-Paulet Fund.
Across Latin American countries there is a common challenge in promoting social and economic development while preserving natural resources. A new funding opportunity aims to promote international exchange across the region and with the UK to consider the biodiversity process.
"The Newton Fund will help to bring together the scientists, researchers and innovators who will find these solutions. Let’s see what we can discover together, ” British Ambassador to Jordan, Edward Oakden
An exciting new series of events focusing on science and innovation launches in Mexico.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne visited Changsha in the Hunan Province of south central China on 7 July 2017, where she helped launch the Newton Fund Alumni Network.
The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Open Day was held in Kuala Lumpur on 25 July 2017, to celebrate the successes of the fund’s projects so far and to look forward to a bright future with an increased funding commitment.