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The UK’s higher mathematical science output is set to expand dramatically from 2021, with a £10m increase in the Isaac Newton Institute (INI)’s primary grant funding effectively doubling its yearly income. This new money from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will allow a step-change in activity for the INI and will give knowledge exchange with industry a significant boost, through the Gateway and a new national network of connected centres.

Demand from mathematical scientists both within the UK and across Europe and the globe has considerably outstripped supply. In order to meet this demand, INI is set to increase the number of full-size programmes to a permanent capacity of four at any time and to work with partners to create accessible venues for further INI and Newton Gateway events.

Through the Newton Gateway, the Institute will provide enhanced KE support to the community. To maximize its impact, support for the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences (V-KEMS) programme will continue and the Gateway will work with ICMS to develop and deliver a UK connected-centres network to foster new connections.

More information is available on the INI website and the EPSRC website has details about our plans with ICMS.
Please contact Jane Leeks with any specific questions.