The Newton Fund supports science and innovation. £20 million have been allocated for Mexico with match funding from Mexican institutions.
The Newton Fund is a programme designed by the British Government which targets emerging powers to support science and innovation in collaboration with the UK. The total fund is £375 millions amongst partner countries, where £20 million have been allocated for Mexico with match funding from key Mexican institutions, having a total of £40 millions of matched funding.
The goal of this programme is to build collaboration links between Institutions in the United Kingdom and Mexico, focused on scientific research and innovation sectors to tackle common challenges towards economic development and social welfare. Strengths and best practice exchange from British and Mexican research institutions will be supported by this initiative, leveraging scientific research capacity in both countries and building long term collaboration.
In Mexico 12 programmes have been developed, which will be managed by a core group of Delivery Partners. From the UK side these are the British Council, UK National Academies, Research Councils, and Innovate UK in collaboration with Delivery Partners in Mexico as CONACYT, SE, AMC, SEP, SENER, SAGARPA and INADEM.
Newton Fund Programmes
The fund covers a large spectrum of research, science and innovation programmes, such as researcher mobility, building skills and capacity through training and researcher exchanges; joint research collaboration on development topics; innovation programmes to commercialise science and collaborative research and development for applied science.
All calls will be published on www.newtonfund.ac.uk and more information on specific programmes will be available shortly.
Read more about the Newton Fund or contact our management team:
Salvador Lopez, Head of Innovation & Research Team Salvador.Lopez@fco.gov.uk
Roberto Velez, Innovation & Research Officer Roberto.Velez@fco.gov.uk