Freedom of information (FOI) releases from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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  1. Request Received: 17 May 2024

    All the information you have including correspondence, notes, emails, agendas and other documentation relating to the Review of data, statistics and research on sex and gender led by Prof Alice Sullivan, made between 1 January 2023 and May 14th 2024.

    Published: 11 July 2024

  2. Request Received: 19 April 2024

    Please accept a FOI request for UKRI's umbrella organisations, including yourself (MRC).

    The request is for all research and study using EMF; and also cancer research and study - between 2000 and 2024 for both subject areas.

    Clarification Received: 9 May 2024

    For the "168 EM+Field" I'd like to add that it's the studies and trials into the effects on the human body that I'd like detail of, please, and...

    For the "Cancer" request, I'd like to add that it's the effects of EMF on cancer trials & studies that I'd like detail of, please.

    Can I please have results on any/every project in these categories.

    Published: 10 July 2024

  3. Request Received: 11 June 2024

    I am interested in obtaining the following information regarding the legal compliance of Monitoring Officers and Assessors.

    Each of the below specifics requires information year-on-year since 2022, which can be provided in Excel or Word format.

    1. How many Monitoring Officers do you have registered?

    2. How many Assessors do you have registered?

    3. What percentage of your Assessors are also Monitoring Officers?

    4. What percentage of your Assessors also have a role in the KTN?

    5. What percentage of your Assessors also have roles within another firm or independently are grant bid writers?

    6. How many Monitoring Officers are registered with the FCA and on hold a government Anti-Money Laundering registration status?

    7. How many Assessors are qualified under either A1, D32/D33 or TAQA awards?

    Published: 9 July 2024

  4. Request Received: 30 April 2024

    The annual cost of funding the UK in a Changing Europe think tank from 2014-2024.

    Published: 5 July 2024

  5. Request Received: 24 April 2024

    I would be very grateful if you were able to provide information per the revised request below.

    I am trying to better understand the funding process, and portfolio approach of Innovate UK.

    For the following competitions

    Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 11

    Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 12

    Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 13

    Could you kindly provide,

    Application Data: 1.

    Total number of applications.

    2.Total number of applications ineligible for assessment.

    3.Total number of applications passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation.

    4.Total number of applications considered a resubmission of a previous application.

    5.Total number of applications passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation, which were considered a resubmission of a previous application.

    6.The success rate for passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation

    7.The score of the lowest scoring project passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation.

    8.The score of the highest scoring project passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation .

    9.The score of the highest scoring project not passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation .

    10.The average (mean) score of projects passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation

    11.Average grant fund value of projects passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation

    12.The score distributions of the applications (eg. % (or number) of applications at Stage 1 which scored <70, 70.1-75, 75.1-80, 80.1-85, 85.1-90, 90.1-95, 95.1-100).

    13.The number of assessed applications by research category.

    14.The number of projects project passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation, by research category.

    15.The number of projects project passing stage 1 and getting to credit evaluation, by innovation area

    Published: 5 July 2024

  6. Request Received: 19 April

    1. What payments, if any, you made to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the financial year 2022/23.

    2. What payments, if any, you made to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the financial year 2023/24.

    3. What payments, if any, you expect to make to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the current financial year.

    Published: 5 July 2024

  7. Request Received: 12 March 2024

    Many thanks again for your helpful email this morning.

    Innovate UK's operations have expended and matured significantly since I last looked at these numbers which is excellent.

    I have an important question though.

    The numbers you have given me show large expenditures on grants to universities. The Innovate UK expenditure numbers in the UKRI Annual Report appear to exclude these (my assumption to make the two sources line up ; see attached spreadsheet).

    So I presume that the £731m in grants to universities in 2022/23 relates to grants AWARDED by Innovate UK, but funded from other research councils within UKRI.

    Could you confirm if this is correct?

    I further presume that the funding to universities covers their participation in collaborative R&D grants with companies and other institutions. Again could you confirm if this is the case?

    The role of collaborative R&D grants is an important part of the policy picture so I would like to ask if you could provide an additional analysis:

    Total Innovate UK expenditure on CR&D grants

    Value of these grants to companies

    Value of these grants to Catapults Value of these grants to universities

    Value of these grants to RTOs

    I presume you also have an existing measure of Innovate UK financial support to SMEs and large companies separately . Could you provide this if it is available please?

    Further to my earlier emails, I had not appreciated that the funding managed on behalf of other government departments by Innovate UK was so large.

    So please could you provide a breakdown of the total figure of £575,540,099 by the same headings as the breakdown of the £2318m of Innovate UK awards already provided in your response to my original FOI request.

    Published: 1 July 2024

  8. Request Received: 8 March 2024

    I was trying to identify the scores from recent competitions and whether any assessors were common across these applications.

    I've attached a screenshot of what I received from a previous FOI enquiry. As you can see, they have associated the assessor with their assessment score whilst still keeping things confidential.

    I was hoping to get an updated version of this to include a number of other projects so I could not only see the scores for each question but also see if any of the assessors scored us low on multiple different applications or decided to be awkward with their scoring. [redacted]

    I appreciate that it is a lot of work but the full list of applications that I would like to see are as follows:

    Faraday Battery Challenge Round 4 Innovation: R&D - Long Life Scalable Battery System for Electric & Hybrid Freight Rail Applications 1184 Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: Feasibility Studies - Robust Sealed For Life Battery Pack For Rail & Road Freight

    SBRI Competition: First of a Kind 3: Resilience, freight, noise & environment - Retrofit EURO 6 Diesel Hybrid System For Shunters & Other Freight Applications

    Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020 - Hybrid Electric Powertrain Conversion for Heavy Duty Mainline Freight Locomotives

    Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022 - Operate Any Diesel Rail Locomotive With Zero Emissions Using Overhead Electric Cables

    SBRI Competition: First of a Kind 2021 - Artificial Intelligence Driven Hydraulic Energy Recovery & Delivery for Rail Wagons

    SBRI Competition: First of a Kind 2021 - High Power Mainline Hybrid Electric Conversion For Freight Locomotives

    1152 SBRI Competion: First of a Kind 2022: Low emissions and a greener railway - Locomotive Electric Range Extender & Off Board Power Supply

    1153 SBRI Competion: First of a Kind 2022: Rail Freight - Self Powered Electric Wagons

    SBRI Competion: First of a Kind 2023: Reliable and Maintainable Assets Rail Demonstrations - If you can't measure it, change it until you can, aka Many hands make light work.

    Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition - Round 1 - Low Carbon Hybrid Electric Powertrain Replacement for Class 37 Mainline Freight Locomotive

    1206 Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition - Round 4 - Upcycled Class 66 Locomotive With Cutting Edge Electric & Hybrid Electric Powertrains

    Zero Emission Propulsion CR&D - Operate Any Diesel Rail Locomotive With Zero Emissions Using Overhead Electric Cables

    Some of these, the ones with the competition number associated with them are shown on the attached screenshot so these will remain unchanged aside from any of the five assessors who may have appeared sassessing other applications.

    Clarification received: 15 March 2024

    The actual list of projects I would be interest to find out the costing, and identify common scorers for, are as follows:

    Hybrid Electric Powertrain Conversion for Heavy Duty Mainline Freight Locomotives • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020

    Semi-Autonomous Freight Rail Connectivity & Associated Damage Reduction Programme • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 2 (de minimis)

    Low Carbon Hybrid Electric Powertrain Replacement for Class 37 Mainline Freight Locomotive • Application number: [redacted]• Competition: Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 August 2020 follow-on competition

    Low Carbon Hybrid Electric Powertrain Replacement for Class 37 Mainline Freight Locomotive • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 October 2020 follow-on competition

    Semi-Autonomous Freight Rail Connectivity & Associated Damage Reduction Programme • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 3 (temporary framework)

    Long Life Scalable Battery System for Electric & Hybrid Freight Rail Applications • Application number: [redacted]

    • Competition: Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4 Hybrid Electric Powertrain Conversion for Heavy Duty Mainline Freight Locomotives • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020

    Low Carbon Hybrid Electric Powertrain Replacement for Class 37 Mainline Freight Locomotive • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition - Round 1

    Self Powered Electric Wagons • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: SBRI: FOAK 2022 Rail Freight

    Locomotive Electric Range Extender & Off Board Power Supply • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: SBRI : FOAK 2022 Low emissions and a greener railway

    Upcycled Class 66 Locomotive With Cutting Edge Electric & Hybrid Electric Powertrains • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition - Round 4

    Robust Sealed For Life Battery Pack For Rail & Road Freight • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: Feasibility Studies

    Operate Any Diesel Rail Locomotive With Zero Emissions Using Overhead Electric Cables • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022

    Operate Any Diesel Rail Locomotive With Zero Emissions Using Overhead Electric Cables • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: Zero Emission Propulsion CR&D

    If you can't measure it, change it until you can, aka Many hands make light work. • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: SBRI: FOAK 2023 - Reliable and Maintainable Assets Rail Demonstrations

    Remote Control Self Levelling Mobile Platform For Rough Terrain • Application number: [redacted] • Competition: SBRI: FOAK 2023 High Speed Rail Systems Installation Demonstrations

    Clarification received: 18 March 2024

    Apologies, it looks like I made a spelling mistake and scoring got autocorrected to costing. I'm looking for the scoring for each section from each assessor, for each competition.

    Published: 1 July 2024

  9. Request Received: 11 March 2024

    Please can you provide me with the UKRI board meeting minutes from any meetings in December 2023, January 2024, February 2024 and March 2024.

    Published: 1 July 2024

  10. Request Received: 8 March 2024

    I am trying to better understand the funding process, and portfolio approach of Innovate UK.

    For the following competition Collaborative AI Solutions to improve productivity in key sectors

    https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1715/overview/ad93e28e-0efc-4841-a927-6150c57b1525

    Competition opens: Wednesday 27 September 2023 Competition closes: Wednesday 8 November 2023 5:00pm

    Could you kindly provide:

    Application Data:

    1. Total number of applications.

    2. Total number of applications ineligible for assessment.

    3. Total number of successful applications.

    4. Total number of applications considered a resubmission of a previous application.

    5. Total number of successful applications which were considered a resubmission of a previous application.

    6. The success rate.

    7. The score of the lowest scoring funded project.

    8. The score of the highest scoring funded project.

    9. The score of the highest non-funded project.

    10. The average (mean) score of funded projects.

    11. Average grant fund value of funded projects.

    12. The score distributions of the applications (eg. % (or number) of applications which scored <70, 70.1-75, 75.1-80, 80.1-85, 85.1-90, 90.1-95, 95.1-100).

    13. The number of assessed applications by research category.

    14. The number of successful projects by research category.

    15. The number of assessed applications by innovation area.

    16. The number of successful projects by innovation area.

    17. The number of unsuccessful applicants, if any, which scored above the minimum funded score.

    Published: 1 July 2024