The Newton Fund is an official UK government collaborative development programme in the area of research and innovation. The five year programme, with up to £75 million of UK funding was launched in 2014 and aims to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and social welfare of developing countries including Vietnam, covering three broad categories: People, Research and Translation.
The Newton Programme Vietnam will provide up to £10 million over five years from 2014.
The British Council is working alongside other key UK organisations to deliver the Newton Fund worldwide. Other UK delivery partners include International Unit, Innovate UK, The Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Councils UK, UK Medical Research Council, The British Academy, The Royal Society, The Met Office and The Academy of Medical Sciences.
Vietnamese government organisations and funding bodies to deliver the People strand with the aim of promoting international collaborations and developing career for researchers and institutions. The programme focuses on the following Vietnam’s prioritised areas:
- Health and life sciences
- Environment and energy
- Future cities
- Digital Innovation and creativity