UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a new non-departmental public body which is being created to strengthen the strategic approach to future challenges and maximise value from the UK Government’s investment of over £6billion per annum in research and innovation. It will deliver a strengthened, unified voice for the UK’s research and innovation funding system, facilitating the dialogue with government and partners on the global stage. It will build on the UK’s world class research and innovation performance, enabling the system to respond rapidly and effectively to current and future challenges.
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. Research England will work closely with its partner organisations in the devolved administrations.
UK Research and Innovation intends to be an outstanding organisation that ensures the UK maintains its world leading position in research and innovation. It will ensure that the UK maintains a world-leading research and innovation position by creating a system that maximises the contribution of each of the component parts and creates the best environment for research and innovation to flourish.