UKRI CEO welcomes Industrial Strategy white paper
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation has welcomed the UK’s Industrial Strategy white paper which supports science, research and innovation in the UK.
Sir Mark said :
“Today’s announcements show that the Government is delivering on its promise to put research and innovation at the heart of the industrial strategy. Alongside the commitment to raise spending on R&D to 2.4% of GDP and the funding to kick-start that process announced at the Budget, the detailed programmes outlined in the White Paper and Life Sciences strategy send a clear message that the UK is serious about further enhancing our global reputation in science, research and innovation.
“UK Research and Innovation has been working hard to develop a number of the programmes announced today, and will be ideally placed to ensure they all work together to make sure our research and innovation landscape is fit for the future; from putting the UK at the forefront of solving the challenges and developing the industries of the future with the industrial strategy challenge fund, to pushing the frontiers of knowledge with the emerging priorities fund and making sure we have the right people and skills to deliver on these ambitions.”