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27 November 2017
Two UK-Thai projects win prestigious Newton Prize awards at event in Bangkok

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.

16 November 2017
Communications systems project scoops Newton Prize in Vietnam

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

07 November 2017
Science Minister announces winners of inaugural Newton Prize in India

Science Minister Jo Johnson announces first ever winners of the Newton Prize 2017 for India 

12 October 2017
2017 Newton Prize shortlist announced

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.

29 August 2017
Newton-Paulet Fund launches in Peru

Peru has recently become a Newton partner country with the launch of the Newton-Paulet Fund.

25 August 2017
Latin American biodiversity call a first for the Newton Fund - multilateral regional call involving six countries

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. 

16 August 2017
Newton-Khalidi Fund established in Jordan

"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

10 August 2017
Innovation Nights UKMX

An exciting new series of events focusing on science and innovation launches in Mexico.

08 July 2017
Royal visit launches Newton Fund Alumni Network in China

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.

25 July 2017
Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Open Day – bringing together the science, technology and innovation community in Malaysia

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.