Welcome to our success stories – projects and programmes that have achieved remarkable things with Newton funding. If you’ve received Newton funding and want to share a success story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results of a Newton Fund project have led to a new portable COVID-19 test kit that will make testing for COVID-19 more accessible in developing countries.
Diseases like dengue and chikungunya virus can be deadly, and outbreaks in developing countries put healthcare systems under significant strain. A team of researchers from the UK and Indonesia have used a new, affordable test to quickly identify and track insect-spread diseases...read more
A UK-Philippines research collaboration has led to a new diagnostic approach, nearly doubling the number of people detected and treated for malaria in southern Palawan, where more than 90 percent of Philippine malaria cases are reported...read more
The Brazil Global Innovation Policy Accelerator (GIPA) programme has built capability within the Brazilian innovation policy system, fostered a new network of innovation policy expertise, and strengthened connections between the UK and Brazilian innovation policy systems...read more
The GROW Colombia programme has trained former guerrilla fighters as citizen scientists, built capacity to tackle illegal wildlife trade and strengthen online resources for biodiversity, and is informing Colombia’s National Development Plan...read more
A UK-Turkey research collaboration has trained academics in entrepreneurship and increased awareness and understanding of intellectual property and innovation among the academic community in Turkey. The project has led to four new start-ups that employ 10 people...read more
Only 12 percent of the Kenyan population are covered by a centralised sewer system. Kenyan engineer, Joy Riungu has found a new cost-effective way to safely treat human waste and convert it into useful resources...read more
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world’s largest radio telescope. It is hosted by South Africa in collaboration with eight African partners and Australia. The Development for Africa through Radio Astronomy (DARA) project is using SKA as a catalyst to promote STEM education and economic development in the region...read more
Egypt's rapid urbanisation and economic growths increases the demand for energy in the countries' building industry. More professional development and training is required, in particular in the design and construction labour market, to find sustainable solutions to Egypt’s growing energy needs...read more
Rice is an essential food staple eaten by more than half the world’s population every day. Scientists from the UK and the Philippines have discovered that rice plants genetically engineered to have fewer stomata – tiny openings used for gas exchange – are more tolerant to drought and resilient to future climate change...read more