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Timelines of Research

Spanning three centuries, the timelines below depict how UK research has contributed to many of the most important discoveries and developments which inform and shape our world today. Often the impact of research is realised through the combination of several investments over time. The Research Councils seek to ensure that the outputs and outcomes of their funded research have long term benefits for the economy and society.

Timelines relating to the Eight Great Technologies

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