The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is designed to support investment in higher education research facilities. The fund was originally set up in 2012.
In June 2013, the Government announced further funding for 2015 to 2017.
This guidance relates to UKRPIF 2015-16. This round has now closed and the documentation is for information only. Further guidance relating to UKRPIF 2016-17 will be available shortly.
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The fund has four main objectives. These are to:
The fund supports large-scale projects that can also attract private investment.
In rounds one and two, we allocated over £301 million to 22 projects, attracting at least £826 million of private investment.
We will allocate a further £100 million in round three to successful projects. So far in round three, we have allocated £49.5 million of public investment to three research projects. These projects are attracting over £138.7 million of additional private investment, bringing total investment in this round to date to £188 million.
This brings the total number of successful projects across the three funding rounds to 25.
|Institution name||Bid focus||Funding||Region|
|Brunel University||Structural integrity research centre||£15,000,000||London|
|Cranfield University||Cranfield Aerospace Integration Research Centre||£10,000,000||East|
|Imperial College London||Imperial West Technology Campus||£35,000,000||London|
|King’s College London||Research and innovation hub in cancer||£15,000,000||London|
|Queen's University Belfast||Institute of Health Sciences||£10,502,000||Northern Ireland|
|Swansea University||Energy Safety Research Institute||£11,650,000||Wales|
|University College London||Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research||£10,000,000||London|
|University College London||The Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT)||£11,104,400||London|
|University of Birmingham||Casting and simulation research facility||£20,000,000||West Midlands|
|University of Cambridge||The Maxwell Centre||£21,031,500||East|
|University of Cambridge||The Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease||£25,000,000||East|
|University of Dundee||Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research||£11,916,000||Scotland|
|University of Glasgow||Clinical research facilities for stratified medicine||£10,000,000||Scotland|
|University of Liverpool||Materials Innovation Factory||£11,000,000||North West|
|University of Manchester||Paterson Institute for Cancer Research||£12,800,000||North West|
|University of Manchester||Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility (MCF)||£18,017,381||North West|
|University of Nottingham||Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Chemistry||£10,350,000||East Midlands|
|University of Oxford||Big Data Centre||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Oxford||The Oxford targeted cancer research centre||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Sheffield||The AMRC Factory 2050||£10,000,000||Yorkshire & Humber|
|University of Southampton||Experimentation facilities in engineering science||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Strathclyde||Continuous manufacturing and crystallisation research for pharmaceutical products||£11,400,000||Scotland|
|University of Surrey||5G Centre||£11,635,000||South East|
|University of Warwick||National Automotive Innovation Campus||£15,000,000||West Midlands|
|University of Warwick||Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratory (APRL)||£14, 500, 000||West Midlands|
The Government announced further funding as part of the spending round for 2015-16. We will publish more about the next round of funding on these pages.
Queries about the fund and all applications should be submitted to email@example.com.
Page last updated 9 July 2014