U.K. Government Injects Nearly $1 Billion Into Research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom's finance minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, announced a new lump of money today, some £600 million ($965 million), for scientific research. The new funding—part of the chancellor's autumn budget statement, a sort of half-year report on the U.K. economy—will be spent on big data and energy efficient computing, synthetic biology, energy storage, and advance materials, according to RCUK, the body that represents Britain's seven research councils. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Daniel Clery on 5 December 2012