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THE NEWTON PRIZE

The Newton Prize is a £1 million annual investment by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the best science and development partnerships between the UK and Newton Fund partner countries.

The Prize celebrates excellent innovation, research and knowledge-sharing and is awarded to Newton Funded projects already demonstrating tangible impact on global challenges.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO delivers the prize on behalf of BEIS and the aims of the prize are closely aligned with UNESCO’s mandate to use science and innovation, as well as international collaboration in science, to promote peace, security and sustainable development. Every Newton Prize applicant has the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the forefront of their work, and this is a key element to becoming a successful prize winner.

The Newton Prize Committee reviews all of the shortlisted applications, along with feedback from the expert peer reviewers, and selects the winners using a consistent scoring system. Find out more about how to apply, how to register as an expert reviewer, or simply more about the prize by clicking on the links below.

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Meet the Newton Prize Winners

Each year, from 2017 until 2021, outstanding Newton funded projects, fellowships or other awards will win the Newton Prize to advance or develop existing Newton funded work. The Prize will be awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes economic development and social welfare.

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2019 Partner Countries

ASIA¬† ¬†–¬† CHINA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES

The 2019 projects achieving excellence in science, research and innovation are all contributing to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. With work focussed on eliminating malaria in the Philippines, tackling climate change in China and addressing gender-specific issues in Indonesia these partnerships are all building a more sustainable future. Read about all the shortlisted projects here; winners will be announced early in 2020..

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 CHINA

Development of an integrated urban framework for climate services in the Yangtze River Delta region

 CHINA

Transforming Service Design and Big data Technologies into Sustainable Urbanisation

 CHINA

Applying nature-based coastal defence to the world’s largest urban area – from science to practice

 CHINA

A High Performance Solar Heat and Power System Employing the Innovative Photovoltaic/Thermal Technology

 CHINA

Sino-British Centre for Research on Avian Diseases

 INDONESIA

The gendered everyday political economy of Kampung eviction and resettlement in Jakarta

 INDONESIA

Development of serology diagnosis of chronic aspergillosis and histoplasmosis in Indonesia

 INDONESIA

Mainstreaming Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into Coastal Urban Agglomeration Policy

 INDONESIA

Transmission dynamics and molecular epidemiology of arboviruses in Indonesia

 INDONESIA

Tempe to Improve Memory in Elderly People with Dementia

PHILIPPINES

Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future

 PHILIPPINES

Low-cost Portable Molecular Diagnostic Platform for Rapid Detection of Poultry Infectious Pathogens

 PHILIPPINES

Using genomics to trace Salmonella transmission and antimicrobial resistance in the poultry and swine food chains in Metropolitan Manila

 PHILIPPINES

Enhanced surveillance for control and elimination of malaria in the Philippines

¬†CHAIR’S AWARD: INDONESIA

Developing Affordable Energy Efficient Bridge Health Monitoring and Early Warning System with Wireless Sensor Networks and Multi Agent System

¬†CHAIR’S AWARD: PHILIPPINES

Tissue engineering of bronchi in health and sickness: assessing the effect of matrix stiffening on cellular changes in the airways

¬†CHAIR’S AWARD: CHINA

LIVEQuest: A self-contained wearable Internet-of-Things System for Precision Livestock Agriculture

¬†CHAIR’S AWARD: CHINA

Regional crop monitoring and assessment with quantitative remote sensing and data assimilation

¬†CHAIR’S AWARD: CHINA

Novel approaches to the design of multitargeted drugs to treat endemic cancers

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2018 Partner Countries

LATIN AMERICA¬† ¬†–¬† BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, MEXICO

Find out how winners in 2018 strengthened science partnerships between the UK and Latin America, delivering pioneering work to improve infrastructure and work towards a peaceful future. Winning projects supported the indigenous Guarani people to restore the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, powered sustainable development in Colombia with coffee waste and developed drought-resistant bean varieties to improve food production in Mexico.

 BRAZIL

Improving the lives of the Guarani people by saving the Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest in Brazil is one of the world’s richest biomes, home to a large number of species unique to that area. A Newton-funded project between researchers in the UK and Brazil is helping the Guarani restore the Atlantic Forest in their territory.

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 CHILE

Strengthening energy infrastructure to withstand extreme weather and natural disasters

Newton funded scientists in the UK and Chile are using mathematical models to develop a framework that will strengthen power systems in Chile and other countries vulnerable to environmental hazards.

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 COLOMBIA

Turning environmentally damaging coffee waste into electricity

Scientists working on a Newton Fund project in Colombia have found that environmentally damaging coffee waste could be turned into electricity using a microbial fuel cell.

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 MEXICO

New drought resistant beans for sustainable food supply in Mexico

Researchers in the UK and Mexico are developing climate ready elite bean varieties to combat drought related crop losses for Mexican and Latin American agriculture.

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Documenting the past for a more peaceful future

Examining the case of Chile and the unprecedented documentation work undertaken by civil society organisations during the Pinochet dictatorship, an international research team has shown how the act of documentation itself is an important mode of resistance to human rights violations.

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2017 Partner Countries

ASIA¬† ¬†–¬† INDIA, MALAYSIA, THAILAND, VIETNAM

Our 2017 winners created innovative, knowledge-sharing, partnerships between countries to tackle challenges such as natural disasters, maternal health and disease control. From improving the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children in Thailand to improving conditions in rural areas of India through low cost, high-efficiency solar energy production all our winning projects have changed lives.

 INDIA

Creating more efficient solar energy

There is a need for a low upfront cost, high-efficiency source of energy production to improve the quality of life in villages in India. The Newton-Bhabha APEX-II programme is a flagship project in solar energy between India and the UK, building on the achievements of an earlier programme.

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 INDIA

Better monitoring of maternal health saves lives

Obstetric haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and sepsis account for more than 50% of maternal deaths worldwide. This Newton-Bhabha funded project is testing the introduction of a new vital sign device into routine maternity care at community and hospital level.

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 MALAYSIA

Sustainable energy from effluent waste processing

Palm oil production is a major contributor to the Malaysian economy but this industry is also a large source of highly polluting waste effluents. This Newton-Ungku Omar Fund project aimed to tackle the issue of generating electricity and biofuel from effluent waste.

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¬†CHAIR’S PRIZE: THAILAND

International Network for Shrimp Health (INSH)

This Newton Fund project built on a previous Researcher Links workshop to establish a UK-Thai network in shrimp health focused on knowledge exchange and capacity building, and challenging disease control in aquaculture.

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 THAILAND

Improving diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children

Using the recognised expertise of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, this Newton Fund project supported Chulalongkorn Paediatrics to develop their own genomics platform and supporting analytics and infrastructure.

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 VIETNAM

Communicating in a disaster

From 2005 to 2014, Vietnam was hit by 649 natural disasters destroying almost half a million homes and causing 10,000 casualties annually. This Newton Fund project tackled the problems of maintaining communications under hostile conditions.

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THE NEWTON PRIZE

The Newton Prize is a £1 million annual investment by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the best science and development partnerships between the UK and Newton Fund partner countries.

The Prize celebrates excellent innovation, research and knowledge-sharing and is awarded to Newton Funded projects already demonstrating tangible impact on global challenges.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO delivers the prize on behalf of BEIS and the aims of the prize are closely aligned with UNESCO’s mandate to use science and innovation, as well as international collaboration in science, to promote peace, security and sustainable development. Every Newton Prize applicant has the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the forefront of their work, and this is a key element to becoming a successful prize winner.

The Newton Prize Committee reviews all of the shortlisted applications, along with feedback from the expert peer reviewers, and selects the winners using a consistent scoring system. Find out more about how to apply, how to register as an expert reviewer, or simply more about the prize by clicking on the links below.

VISIT NEWTON PRIZE SITE