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.
The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries. It does this through collaboration with partner countries and working with 7 UK delivery partners. The Newton Fund is also part of the UK's official development assistance (ODA).
The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and now has a total UK investment of £735 million to 2021, with partner countries providing matched resources within the fund.
Universities UK International and British Council have produced a video offering advice on establishing a collaboration with UK academics. Although aimed at the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, Rachael raises good points applicable to all UK-International academic partnerships.
The Newton Fund’s aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.
Applicants need to consider if their proposed activities meet ODA criteria.
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