Two teams of enterprising scientist's scooped top prize in a business plan competition for environmental and biotechnology start-up companies in London on Monday.
NERC Council has agreed to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of two of its research centres.
A meeting will be held on 15 January 2015 in London to engage with the wider scientific community and encourage participation and input to overall design concept and operability of the new NERC polar research vessel.
Eminent physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE will be hosting the inaugural NERC impact awards prize-giving ceremony.
NERC, BBSRC and 14 industry partners have funded five research translation projects with a total value of £1 million to address challenges to the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of UK farming.
A £20·5m programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners, including NERC.