The UKRI corporate plan sets out our goals, ambitions and objectives for the financial year 2020–21.
It includes examples of how we are working with partners across the research and innovation system to tackle local, national and global challenges.
The plan demonstrates how UKRI funding has been used to contribute to the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic crisis, from understanding the spread of COVID-19, and its impact on society, to its efforts in the development of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
It also cites examples to illustrate how UKRI is working with partners to tackle local, national and global challenges, such as research sustainability, modern slavery, digitisation, and climate change.
The plan sets out the four elements of how UKRI will deliver on its mission, these are:
- to convene and catalyse by listening to and connecting diverse communities to create new combinations, and working in partnership with others
- to incentivise the development of a research and innovation system that realises its vision via its choices, policies and behaviour
- to invest in people, ideas and infrastructure
- to conduct high-quality research and innovation.
Each element has a set of priority objectives for the year that cross-reference to other aspects of UKRI’s plan. The document lays out how each of the nine constituent councils’ strategies and activities will combine to deliver UKRI’s mission together.