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Rachel Tyrrell

Rachel Tyrrell

Strength in Places Programme Director,
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

  • Launching the UKRI Strength in Places Fund, a competitive fund designed to support projects between £10-£50 million involving research organisations, businesses and local leadership to drive economic growth across all areas of the UK
  • Distributing the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), which support universities to work with wider society, such as local authorities and businesses, to benefit the economy
  • Enhancing local R&I collaborations, building on the underpinning regional economic role of universities, research institutes, Catapults and other R&D facilities
  • Achieving UKRI’s mission and closing the gap between regions with the lowest economic growth and the highest economic growth by providing funding to support business needs met by existing research strengths