Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize.
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.
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 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.
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.
Science Minister Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan announce another wave of UK-India research projects.
The 2018 Newton Prize call is now open, centring on the UK’s science and innovation partnerships with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
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.
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.
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.