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International Science and Innovation Partnerships celebrated at 2018 Newton Prize Event led by UK National Commission for UNESCO
Five international science and innovation partnerships have been celebrated at the 2018 Newton Prize, held in London on 3rd December. The annual £1 million prize recognises pioneering research and innovations that come from international partnerships between the UK and Newton Fund partner countries around the world. Each project is helping to solve global development challenges.
The UK National Commission for UNESCO is responsible for administering the Newton Prize on behalf of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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A UK-Thai project solving rare genetic diseases in children, a UK-Malaysian project generating sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing, and a UK-Vietnam project developing a communications system that can work even when natural disasters strike, are among the six winners of the inaugural Newton Prize in November 2017.