UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

Key aims of UKRI are to ‘deliver economic impact’ and ‘create social and cultural impact by supporting our society. The KE professional community is an important constituent part of the UK innovation ecosystem. It is responsible for taking forward outcomes of research in UK HEIs to realise impact and benefits via collaboration, commercialisation and knowledge exchange activities. KEC professionals in UK universities, institutes and research centres play an important role in working with their academic colleagues to realise the impact from UKRI investments in research and capabilities.

Working collectively as UKRI and sponsoring the PraxisAuril KE Awards highlights to the KE community that their work and contribution matters and allows UKRI to contribute to identifying and sharing good practices in knowledge exchange and commercialisation.

Find out more in UKRI’s strategic prospectus.

Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the Arts and Humanities Research Council; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Innovate UK; Medical Research Council; Natural Environment Research Council; Research England; and Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Learn more about UK Research and Innovation.