£100 million investment for new research institute

£100 million investment for new research institute

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, announced a £100 million investment for a new research institute, the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), which will have a hub based at the Harwell campus. Business Secretary Greg Clark said:

“The UK has always been a pioneer in the world of science, technology and medical research. It’s this excellence we want to continue to build on and why we made science and research a central part of our Industrial Strategy - strengthening links between research and industry, ensuring more home-grown innovation continues to benefit millions around the world.”

“Named after one of the UK’s leading chemists, the new Rosalind Franklin Institute will inspire and house scientists who could be responsible for the next great discovery that will maintain the UK’s position at the forefront of global science for years to come.”
The Hub will bring together UK expertise to develop new technologies that will transform our understanding of disease and speed up the development of new treatments. It is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy to maintain the UK’s global leadership in science, innovation and research.”

The RFI will complement the activities at the RCaH, with a focus on developing physical sciences techniques to tackle challenges in the life sciences and healthcare. Further details can be found at: