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Published: 04 November 2020

Professor Bonnie Buchanan awarded Innovate UK grant to support economic recovery post COVID-19

Surrey Business School's Professor Bonnie Buchanan has been awarded an Innovate UK grant, part of the UK government's initiative to support research grants on sustainability and help with the economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment. 

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The grant awarded is £232,810 for 9 months, and the title of the research is: "Accelerate an urgent sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19 in the UK mortgage market: Applying an AI lens".

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £191 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund over the next two years. The aim of these competitions is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19. 

The Sustainable Innovation Fund is funding 1,103 projects, 1189 UK businesses and totalling over £130 million in support across the UK. 

Innovate UK Executive Chair Dr Ian Campbell said: 

“In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a health emergency but one that impacts society and the economy.

“Surrey Business School's research, along with every initiative Innovate UK has supported through this fund, is an important step forward in driving sustainable economic development. Each one is also helping to realise the ambitions of hard-working people.”

To find out more about the research, contact Bonnie Buchanan b.buchanan@surrey.ac.uk.

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