The Newton Fund promotes the economic development and welfare in partnering countries, through science and innovation partnerships. It aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is managed by UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners in collaboration with 16 partner countries.
The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and originally consisted of £75 million each year for 5 years. In the 2015 UK Spending Review it was agreed to extend and expand the Fund. The Newton Fund was extended from 2019 to 2021 and expanded by doubling the £75 million investment to £150 million by 2021, leading to a £735 million UK investment to 2021, with partner countries providing matched resources within the Fund.
What is Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund?
In Turkey, Newton Fund is being implemented under the name of Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund and supported by the UK and Turkish governments. In Turkey TUBITAK is the main delivery partner and British Council is one of the delivery partners of the programme in UK (for the other delivery partners’ and their programmes please check Newton web page).
In Turkey the Newton - Kâtip Çelebi Fund aims to bring together the scientific research and innovation sectors in both countries to find joint solutions to the challenges facing Turkey in economic development and social welfare.
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