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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 to support projects between £10-£50 million involving research organisations, businesses and local leadership to bring regional growth
  • 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 worst economic growth and the highest economic growth by providing funding to kickstart innovation